Choosing a name for your baby based on your favorite film or television characters can be a tricky business. If it’s a character you love to hate, then you might think twice before naming your child after a villain, no matter how much you love the idea of baby names inspired by film characters. Fava bean and Chianti jokes aside, do you really want your little Hannibal to follow in the trail blazed by Dr. Lecter? And while Superbad may be one of your super-favorite-movies-of-time, any court in the land will overthrow your decision to go with McLovin for your new addition. Not that you would do that. Just sayin’.
Once you consider the character traits behind your favorite characters, you’ll also want to think about their fate, their path in life. What does it mean to you if your fave Disney princess is a feminist – or had to be rescued by a prince in order to live her dreams? Do you want to name your son after an irascible Pirate Lord? (Sure, why not?) And finally, make sure to check out the actual meaning behind your favorite character’s name. Some perfectly nice names have not-so-nice meanings. You may not care, but it’s good to know. Armed with these warnings, go forth and consider one (or more) of these 15 film-centric baby names!