'SpongeBob' and Other Names Our Child Wanted to Name the New Baby

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"SpongeBob" does have a nice ring to it... Credit: Nickelodeon / AP

Magician Penn Gillette and his wife named their baby daughter Moxie CrimeFighter.

That raises an interesting question: "What the $#@!?"

Moxie CrimeFighter sounds like a name another kid would come up with. Children can be extraordinarily clever when it comes to naming other children. And we're not just talking about colorful odor-based nicknames.

We asked contributors to Seed.com -- AOL's freelance website -- to share some of the names their children suggested for siblings. Here are some of the best responses.

"After my husband and I gave our daughter Sam the big job of helping us name our son, she immediately turned to us and very seriously stated 'SpongeBob.' I tried to explain that "SpongeBob" wasn't really a name. 'But Mom!' she exclaimed, 'SpongeBob is a cute name!' " -Melissa Vacca

"When our 4-year-old daughter was informed she would have a new baby brother or sister in a few months, and when asked what to name the said child, she replied, 'Let's name the baby after the dog!' Whom she also named: 'Peanut butter.'"

"My oldest boy was 2 and a half when my middle son was born. He suggested we name him Fido, because his ultrasound video looked like the title character from his favorite book" -Hans Ford

"My other child wanted to name my baby Fredrick, we just laughed at the thought and thought about him in school and told our child the next baby they can name because they will know a lot more names then instead of the ones they hear on TV." -Dana Hiles

"When I was pregnant with our third child, my younger son told us that he wanted to Name the baby, Joey. I said to him, 'What if the baby is a girl?' He replied, 'Then you gotta put her back because I wanted a brother.' " -Faith Merriam

"After my husband and I gave our daughter Sam the big job of helping us name our son, she immediately turned to us and very seriously stated 'SpongeBob.' I tried to explain that "SpongeBob" wasn't really a name. 'But Mom!' she exclaimed, 'SpongeBob is a cute name!' " -Melissa Vacca

"I was about seven months into my third pregnancy, knowing we were having a girl, when my older two children who were 5 and 3 at the time decided our Natalie Jean should be called Ducky Jean." -Jenna Dabler

"When I asked my 4-year-old son what he wanted to name his new brother or sister, he said since the baby was due at Christmas time we should name it Santa Claus!" -Katie De La Vega

"My daughter wanted to name my baby, 'Pumpkin.' Why? Well, because when I first found out I was pregnant with another baby, my first born said, 'Mommy, you said the big birdy brought me, so how did this one get in there?' I replied to her, 'It all happened one magical Halloween night.' " -Dana Ford

"I asked my 6-year-old son to help me pick a name for his soon-to-be baby sister. He named every Pokemon that he could think of, including (but not limited to) Hoot Hoot, Meowth, Snorlax, Unown, and Seedot." -Amanda Jopson

"Our daughter was torn between two names for her baby brother. Her first choice, SpongeBob. Her second choice, Maple. Needless to say we decided not to go with either." -L. Vivian Phillips

"When I was pregnant with my second child, a daughter, my 4-year-old daughter thought long and hard about the perfect name. Finally, one day she came up with one. 'Sweaty.' Why? Because it must be awfully hot living inside mommy's tummy.'" -Allison Stroud

"Our daughter was torn between two names for her baby brother. Her first choice, Sponge Bob. Her second choice, Maple. Needless to say we decided not to go with either." -L. Vivian Phillips

"I guess I really never asked my daughter, but from the night I came home from the hospital until my baby boy was 11 months, my daughter ran in my bedroom every night, looked into her brother's eyes and said, "No Good." I think my other child wanted to name her that." -Pablo Vizcarrondo

"There were two great movies out when some friends of ours had announced they were pregnant, and it was a girl. Then we asked the name question. My friends' little boy, who was 4 at the time, walked up and said, 'Well, since it's a girl, it will be named Elizabeth or Fiona. And just in case it's a boy, it will be named Jack.' And then he turned and walked off. Big brother had been watching 'Shrek' and 'Pirates of the Caribbean.' What better names for his new baby sister, she could be an Ogre Princess or a Pirate!" -A.P. Wilson

"During the stressful process of attempting to choose a name for our new baby girl who was on the way, our 3-year-old daughter attempted to relieve some of our stress by offering her new baby sister's name to be Cinderella. We compromised and now enjoy the addition of our beautiful baby Ella." -Jay Jay

"My youngest son wanted to name his new baby brother Kit Fisto, an obscure Jedi knight. Throughout the whole pregnancy, when someone would ask my son what he wanted to name the baby, he would shout 'Kit Fisto,' and he never deviated from the name." -Jeanette Rupel

"Our oldest son, who was 2 at the time, wanted to name his new twin brothers Peanut Butter and Jelly after his favorite sandwich." -Kelly Brooks-Bay

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