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Rachel Bilson's Disney inspiration

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Rachel Bilson's Disney inspiration

Rachel Bilson named her child after a Disney character.

The 'Hart of Dixie' star - who welcomed daughter Briar Rose with partner Hayden Christensen in October last year - is such a fan of the company's films that she couldn't resist but name her little girl after one of her favourite characters.

Hayden explained: "There's a Disney reference there I suppose. The original Sleeping Beauty is called Briar Rose. Rachel - we both love Disney - but Rachel especially was very keen on the name."

And between parental duties and promoting his latest film '90 Minutes In Heaven', the 34-year-old actor is also working on renovating a farm but hasn't let his daughter meet the animals just yet.

He told Hallmark Channel's Home & Family: "My daughter has seen them from afar.

"We don't let her get too close, but she's seen the sheep and seen the chickens run by. She's not of age yet."

Meanwhile, a source previously claimed the couple were "so excited" about having a little girl.

They said at the time: "She's so excited to be having a baby girl. She's wanted it for a long time and is going to be an amazing mom. Everyone is ecstatic for her."