Friday, October 25, 2019

Halloweek: Disney Villains

There are so many villains out there making the topic too broad to write a post on. I decided to focus on one specific topic: Disney. Who doesn't love Disney?! Below I've gathered 10 great Disney villain names for you. Let me know your favorites and if you would use any of them!



Gaston- Stranger, Guest; French
Gaston is the villain from Beauty and the Beast. He was in love with Belle and would not leave her alone. In the end he ended up killing her lover. The name is a classic in France and has been used since the middle ages. In modern times the name fits in with the Mason and Easton. 

Jafar- Stream; Arabic
In Aladdin, Jafar is the most trusted advisor of Princess Jasmine's father. His gain is to rule over the country. In 2018, the name was given to 20 baby boys. I suspect it is not used often because of its association with the movie.

Hades- Unseen; Greek
Hades is the main villain in Hercules but he is also the Greek god of the underworld. In the movie, he tries to overthrow his brother Zeus to rule the world. Hades fits with the S ending boy names. Any brave namer out there would use this name for sure. 

Medusa- To Protect, To Rule Over; Greek
Madame Medusa is a mean, red-headed pawnshop owner who kidnaps the little girl to help her receive a diamond in The Rescuers. In Greek mythology, Medusa was a beautiful woman who was so vain that the gods turned her hair into snakes. Medusa makes a nice exotic middle name in my book. 

Edgar- Wealth, Fortune Spear; English
Butler Edgar tries to kill off the cats in Aristocats so he can gain the fortune. To my surprise the name has not fallen below the top 400 since it's been on the charts. I really did not expect to see the appeal in the name. It was once the name of some English and Scottish kings. 

Percival- To Pierce the Valley; English
In The Rescuers Down Under, an eagle is being hunted by a poacher named Percival. He is as close to a real life villain as you can get on this list. The name can be found throughout the Harry Potter series a series among younger generations. The name is a knightly name found in the Knights of the Round Table. 

Pete- Stone; Greek
In the Mickey world, Pete is a reoccurring villain. He first appeared in 1925 and has been around since. The name Pete is a nickname for Peter. It brings to mind a very 60s style. With names coming back into style and nicknames being used as a formal names, Pete is right up that alley. 

Sid- Short Form of Sidney (Wide Island); English 
The toys in Toy Story are stolen by Sid Phillips, a neighbor of the main character or destroys toys. Thankfully the toys get away. Sid is a diminutive of Sidney, a name once used more for boys than girls. The name not only started out on boys but was also a surname associated with aristocrats. 

Ursula- Little Bear; Latin 
The sea witch from The Little Mermaid bears the name Ursula. She tricks Ariel into trading her voice for a pair of legs. The name was not just used in a Disney film. You can find the name in a Shakespeare play and on a saint. In the 1980s the name was in the top 1000 and I think is ready for a comeback. 

Ratcliffe- Red Cliff; English
Governor Ratcliffe came to Virginia in search of gold willing to do anything to get it in Pocahontas. The name is a prestigious surname. The name was not used in 2018 and neither was its spelling alternative Radcliffe.



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