So I did this sort of article a while ago in the Disney Princess club. (The idea was introduced a few years ago on that club by the user dimitri_: link
) I've decided to adapt and expand the idea to fit animated characters across the board.
Hope you like my article :)
1. Character names I'd want to have...
First Name: Olivia
This name was first introduced by Shakespeare in his comedy Twelfth Night - apparently it means "olive tree".
Olive branches symbolize peace; Olympians used to receive olive wreaths as a prize; olives symbolized Athena, the goddess of wisdom; overall pretty cool symbolic meaning. Although I really don't like olives.
It also just sounds nice. I like the use of long vowels in names (perhaps because my name has several lol)
Middle Name: Astrid
It means "godly strength" in Scandinavian (deriving from Germanic compounds meaning "divine beauty"/ "divine strength") and has been used in Norwegian royalty for centuries. It also sounds very similar to "aster", which is Greek for "star".
I like how edgy and unique it sounds (at least by English standards).
Last Name: Hamada
Japanese for "seashore rice paddy". So not really an epic meaning, but the meaning sounds... peaceful...
Anyway, it's also really fun to say: hamadahamadahamadahamada
Hiro and Tadashi Hamada
2. Place I'd want to have...
The Once-ler's tent... house... thing... in the Truffula Tree Valley. The setting is so beautiful. And plus the area's got a whole bunch of friendly animals. You can't go wrong with a location inhabited by furry trees, live teddy bears and singing fish :).
3. Character I'd want as a best friend...
As a human: Rapunzel. We both love art and reading and music and animals, and we both are open-minded, high-energy people.
In general: Tod from The Fox and the Hound. Copper usually gets a lot of attention for standing in front of his owner's rifle to save Tod's life, but Tod saved Copper's life by jumping on top of and biting a gigantic bear (and getting it all riled up at him instead of Copper). Friends don't get much more loyal than that.
4. Characters I'd want to have as parents...
As a human: Tiana's parents Eudora and James, no question about it. They're so supportive and they definitely instill a sense of independence in Tiana while also providing a comforting presence.
Eudora, James, and Tiana
In general: Honestly, I think *SPOILER ALERT* Dory's parents are the best parents in animated existence. Painstakingly trying to prepare a severely memory-impaired Dory for the wide world. Then laying out vast trails of white shells all leading towards their lonely, isolated house, which they've stayed in for the whole period of time after Dory got lost all in hopes that their only child would find them? That's incredible. It's moving.
Charlie, Dory, and Jenny
Pongo and Perdita are pretty awesome, too. Trekking across the countryside in winter on a quest to find their fifteen puppies, AND THEN taking home eighty-four other puppies home along with their own fifteen just goes to show how determined and caring parents they are.
5. Character I'd most want as a significant other...
Eugene Fitzherbert. He's witty and intelligent and incredibly selfless by the end of Tangled (he literally dies for Rapunzel). His looks don't hurt his cause, either.
We'll just pretend Rapunzel isn't already my best friend lol.
Superhuman good looks? Born with it.
6. Character whose skills I'd most want to develop...
Kida's. It would be incredible to know several languages on top of also knowing martial arts and having useful hunter-gatherer skills.
7. Character whose voice I most want...
Rapunzel's. It's got a clear and airy quality that I really take a liking to.
8. Character I'd most want to look like...
Urduja. I only found out about her a few weeks ago but she's stunning. More beautiful even than Aurora from Sleeping Beauty or Esmeralda from The Hunchback of Notre Dame IMO.
9. Outfit I'd most want...
Elsa's Ice Dress.
That right there is my favorite color. And it glitters *oooh* *aaah* :)
Hope you liked the article and please feel free to comment :)