Celebrity baby name factoid alert!
[Disclosure: I also share a name with a Disney princess, but it's a really cool Disney princess, and I was born before the movie came out, and this isn't about me.]
Actress Rachel Bilson and you-probably-forgot-he-was-her-husband Hayden Christensen named their baby Briar Rose. And Christensen told Us Weekly the reason:
"There’s a Disney reference there I suppose. The original Sleeping Beauty is called Briar Rose. Rachel — we both love Disney — but Rachel especially was very keen on the name."
Yeah, I suppose that is a reference when you give someone the exact same name as a character whom you love. I see the connection.
But Briar Rose is kind of an obscure reference (at least it's not "Br'er Rose"—that would be a whole different news story). If they really wanted people to get the Disney aspect, they should have just gone with Sleeping Beauty Bilson-Christensen. Or Minnie Mouse .