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SpongeBob baby names

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water premieres Friday, Feb. 6, 2015. Pay tribute to the silly sea sponge and his fabulous friends with a baby name inspired by the long-running cartoon series.

The main characters

SpongeBob SquarePants:  Shorten it to Bob (or lengthen it to Robert) for your little anthropomorphic sea sponge.

Patrick Star: The starfish best friend offers two names: Patrick, for a boy, and Star, for a girl.

Squidward Tentacles: Ward is a nice masculine baby name for a boy. (If Ward is not your thing, consider Rodger, in honor of the actor who provides the voice of this cranky octopus.)

Eugene Krabs: The red crab sports a classic name that peaked in popularity around the late 1920s but now ranks in the lowest quarter of the top 1,000.

Sandy Cheeks: It is certainly unexpected to find a squirrel living under the sea, but the multitalented Sandy does just that. Her gender-neutral name is favored more for girls than for boys.

Gary Snail: Humans keep cats as pets, SpongeBob keeps a snail. Gary enjoyed its best years in the 1950s and has slowly dropped in popularity ever since.

Sheldon Plankton: The main antagonist shares his not-so-popular name with The Big Bang Theory‘s goofy Sheldon Cooper.

Recurring characters

Karen: Plankton’s W.I.F.E. Karen is really a Wired Integrated Female Electroencephalograph. Karen was among the top 10 names for baby girls from 1951 through 1968.

Pearl Krabs: For some unknown reason, Mr. Krabs’ teenage daughter is a sperm whale. Her antique moniker is enjoying a resurgence in popularity, thanks to celebs who have chosen the name for their children.

Larry the Lobster: When you think about it, it’s silly that this underwater series would feature a lifeguard (and a lobster lifeguard at that).

Officer Nancy and Officer John: Bikini Bottom sees its fair share of crime, and Nancy and John are the police fish who help restore law and order.

Johnny Elaine: The bass anchor-fish has been called both Johnny and Elaine — a great pair of names for a set of twins, don’t you think?

Perch Perkins: Perhaps it’s time the names of this field news reporter sports names, Perch and Perkins, finally make the Social Security Administration’s top 1,000.

Harold and Margaret SquarePants: Despite their surname, SpongeBob’s parents are decidedly round. (SpongeBob has his mother’s nose.)

Squilliam Fancyson: The archrival (and former classmate) of Squidward, Squilliam is arrogant, wealthy and talented. We don’t recommend Squilliam as a first name, but William makes a nice substitute.

Betsy Krabs: Viewers were shocked when Plankton put the moves on Betsy, who is Mr. Krabs’ domineering mother.

Man Ray: Picture a well-built man wearing a helmet in the shape of a stingray’s head, and you’ll have a pretty good idea of what this villain looks like. Man Ray and Dirty Bubble frequently cross paths with elderly superheroes Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy.

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