"We both love all things Disney -- but Rachel especially was very keen on the name," the actor explains

By peoplestaff225
Updated August 31, 2015 03:30 PM
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Every little girl dreams of being a princess, and lucky for Hayden Christensen and Rachel Bilson‘s daughter, Briar Rose, her name gets her one step closer!

Christensen opened up about fatherhood and the reason behind their 10-month-old‘s unique moniker while promoting his upcoming film 90 Minutes in Heaven on Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family.

“There’s a Disney reference there, I suppose,” he told the show’s host. “The original Sleeping Beauty is called Briar Rose.”

While Christensen, 34, is a big Disney fan himself, he admits it was really Bilson who fell in love with the name first.

“We both love all things Disney — but Rachel especially was very keen on the name,” the actor explains. “We have Disney songs playing around the house 24/7 right now.”

Christensen’s costar Kate Bosworth notes that the name is a perfect fit. “Rachel is such a little Disney princess. I love her,” she says.

While sharing a snapshot of the father and daughter having fun at the park, Christensen couldn’t help but smile. “Look at us there blowing bubbles,” he says.

The actor later told E! News, “I have this little angel in my life now and Rachel and I are so thrilled. We don’t sleep as much as we used to, but it’s all so worth it.”

— Jodi Guglielmi