Mum Hits Back At Trolls Mocking Her Decision To Call Her Baby 'Disney'
A new mum has hit back at online trolls taunting her for naming her daughter 'Disney' because of her love for the fairytale films.
Jade Jeanes and her husband Joshua, both 27, say they struggled to conceive for seven year so wanted to pick an "extravagant" name for their first child.
She originally planned to call her daughter 'Belle' after the heroine in one of her favourite films, Beauty and the Beast, but opted for the more generic moniker of Disney instead.
Jade admits that even the midwives at St Michael's Hospital in Bristol thought the name was unusual.
But she was heartbroken to be mocked by other mums when she posted her four-month-old daughter's name on a Facebook page for parents - but says she has no regrets over her decision to use the name.
"Friends and family love the name, and I do too. I just really like the name Disney," explained Jade, from Weston-super-Mare, Somerset. "Disney is quite a personality. Her name suits her and her personality loads."
Hitting back at their critics, mum Jade said: "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."
"The hope is that by the time she goes to school with other children her age, her name will just blend in.
"Other kids will have unconventional names, we hope. We don't think she'll have problems at school because of that."
Jade and Joshua, who work in a vape shop, met when they were 19 and started trying for a baby nearly straight away. But they had trouble conceiving because Jade has a bicornuate uterus - a condition which increases the risk of miscarriage.
It wasn't until last year they finally fell pregnant with Disney - in the same year they got married and won £20,000 at the bingo.
"It came in threes," said Jade. "We were over the moon."
They were convinced they'd have a girl and picked out a name months before she arrived in November.
High on the list were characters from her favourite movies - The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast.
"I was just looking through the Disney princesses for ideas," Jade recalled. "And I saw Belle and thought that would be nice. It's extravagant, and it's different.
"After I thought Belle was a good name, I thought, 'Why not Disney?'
"Then it turned out that my midwife's surname was Disney so we had a laugh about that, joking we'd name the baby after her."
But when Jade revealed her daughter's name to other mums on a Facebook group Mums The Word, she was met with a harsh response.
The post asked mums to enter their children's names in a thread, where they could be 'rated' with emojis.
Jade said her submission got lots of negative reactions via laughing and crying emoji faces.
She said she did not understand why people were critical, and said she thought it was no worse to name a child Disney, than Walt.
"It's just a name," new mum Jade explained.
"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.
"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.
"My husband's siblings have young children and they like Disney films so she'll be brought up in a big, happy Disney family.
"She's a bundle of joy to be around."
And it seems like Disney's name was the right choice as she is apparently "transfixed" when her parents put one of the movies on TV for her.
Despite the response from other parents, Jade and Joshua would chose an equally as unique if they ever have a baby boy.
The couple are considering naming him 'Sonic' after the iconic hedgehog computer game.
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