If you're planning to give your child a Beauty and the Beast-inspired baby name, then you're making the right decision. The story of a small-town girl and her hairy friend has always been my all-time favorite films. Belle is an avid book-lover who stands out from the crowd but doesn't care what anyone thinks. She chooses adventure and selflessness over the self-absorbed Gaston who thinks he's entitled to marry her and falls for the beast who learns how to love. Why wouldn’t you want your child to carry that message through their moniker.
Baby names from Beauty and the Beast, though they require a little brainstorming, are certainly beautiful and not as "in your face" as some Disney names (you don't see many Simba's out there, do you?). They all have a French flair which instantly lends them ridiculous amounts of class.
When I was little, I always pretended my name was Belle. She seemed like the perfect role model, and was the only brunette Disney princess at the time, so naturally I loved her. As an adult, I still can't wait for the day when my little girls will watch it with me and fall in love with the characters as much as I have. Naming your child after this classic fairy tale will give them the boost they need to grow into a thoughtful person who is able to see past appearance to who a person truly is.