Our 10 favourite movie-inspired baby names are SERIOUSLY cute
There is no denying that film is a powerful medium, and can inspire us in all sorts of ways, from fashion choices to where we want to travel on our next holiday.
It is not surprising then that films, both characters in them as well as titles themselves, can also be a major influence when it comes to choosing a baby name. And if you want to go down the route of letting the silver screen guide what moniker you choose for your little bundle, believe us when we say your options are pretty much endless.
Just to start you off, here are ten brilliant and iconic names from some truly famous movies:
The literal definition of a maverick is a trail-blazer, and was a moniker that suited Tom Cruise's fun and fearless Top Gun character to a tee.
Matt Damon's love interest in 1997's Good Will Hunting, Skylar, is played by the impossibly adorable Minnie Driver.
Days of Thunder's Cole Trickle was also played by Tom Cruise, and we love that the name also sounds a little Western-y, no?
Daryl Hannah chooses her own human name after walking past a road sign on Madison Avenue in the 1984 movie, Splash, where she is originally a mermaid.
The movie about a hit man who reluctantly takes an orphaned 12-year-old girl (Natalie Portman) under his wing, stars Jean Reno as Léon.
Another French facourite, Amélie was played by actress Audrey Tautou, and when it comes to beautiful name inspiration, this movie is the business. Other characters include Nino, Amandine, Lucien and on it goes.
Russel Crowe in the epic historical drama that is the Gladiator, need we say more.
Oh, Princess Leia...
The world at large went ga-ga for the movie Matrix when it came out, but we think the name Neo was the best bit about the whole thing.
Ever watched The Ring...?
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