Mom Defends Unconventional, Disney-Inspired Name Choice for Daughter

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
March 21, 2019 Updated: March 21, 2019

A mother is defending giving her daughter an unconventional name sourced from Disney.

However, she didn’t name her child after a popular Disney princess like Belle, Jasmine, Ariel, Merida, etc.

Instead, Jade Jeanes and her husband, Joshua, named their daughter “Disney” itself.

According to Fox News, she was going to name her girl Belle from “Beauty and the Beast” but wanted something even more unique.

'By the time she goes to school with other children her age, her name will just blend in'

Daily Mail 发布于 2019年3月21日周四

“Disney is quite a personality. Her name suits her and her personality loads,” Jeanes, of England, was quoted by Fox as saying. “It’s no one’s business what we decided to call her, and I think that’s the way our generation is going to be, honest.”

Jeanes said after giving birth to Disney in November 2018, she joined Facebook groups for parenting.

A parent asked others to share the name of their child on a Facebook group, Mums The Word, and Jeanes posted her daughter’s name. She then received dozens of nasty comments.

“It’s just a name. There are ordinary names that people give that I don’t like, but I don’t tell them that they shouldn’t give those names,” she said.

“It was more of a fun post that I assumed people would be okay with. In the end, people just either hate it or love it.”

Jeanes said that the negative feedback won’t prevent her and her husband from considering another unusual name.

“I don’t think I’ve come across any names from video games that were too ‘out there,'” Jeanes said. “I’d love a son called Sonic.”

In the comments section on one website about the name choice, some people said naming her daughter Disney was tantamount to child abuse. “This is a form of child abuse, no doubt. How long will the poor baby suffer until she can change the name?” wrote one person.

But she also received support for her daughter’s name.

“A very cute name to match a very cute baby!! It’s a shame that people have mocked this mother! People suck!!” another wrote.

On Thursday, Jeanes said she received an “unreal” amount of support, adding that “trolls can go away.”

She added, “I’ve seen comments saying she’s an ‘it’… she’s not an it, she’s a baby and a human.”

A Girl Named Abcde

Several months ago, a 5-year-old girl’s name was mocked by a Southwest Airlines employee, forcing the airline to issue an apology.

Traci Redford said an agent at California’s John Wayne Airport mocked the name as they were boarding. Her daughter’s name is Abcde Redford, reported KABC.

Abcde is pronounced like “ab-city,” and due to the girl’s epilepsy, she and her mother always pre-board the plane.

The Redfords were flying back to El Paso, Texas, when the agent alleged laughed and took a photo of the girl’s boarding pass and posted it on social media, she said.

"Mom, why is she laughing at my name?'

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“While I was sitting there, she took a picture of my boarding pass and chose to post it on social media, mocking my daughter,” Redford told the news outlet. “It was actually brought to my attention by somebody who had seen it on Facebook and reported it to Southwest Airlines. And after two weeks of doing a formal complaint, Southwest hadn’t done anything.”

Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.