Rachel Bilson named her child after a Disney character.

The 'Hart of Dixie' star - who welcomed daughter Briar Rose with partner Hayden Christensen in October last year - is such a fan of the company's films that she couldn't resist but name her little girl after one of her favourite characters.

Hayden explained: ''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.''

And between parental duties and promoting his latest film '90 Minutes In Heaven', the 34-year-old actor is also working on renovating a farm but hasn't let his daughter meet the animals just yet.

He told Hallmark Channel's Home & Family: ''My daughter has seen them from afar.

''We don't let her get too close, but she's seen the sheep and seen the chickens run by. She's not of age yet.''

Meanwhile, a source previously claimed the couple were ''so excited'' about having a little girl.

They said at the time: ''She's so excited to be having a baby girl. She's wanted it for a long time and is going to be an amazing mom. Everyone is ecstatic for her.''