Hayden Christensen: Why We Named Our Daughter Briar Rose
"We both love all things Disney -- but Rachel especially was very keen on the name," the actor explains
“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