August 17th, 2011
06:06 PM ET
Every time a celebrity announces they're expecting, the baby-name speculation begins (we're looking at you, GOOP.)
Names have ranged from the unique (Jessica Alba's new daughter Haven) to the, well, original (Jason Lee's son Pilot Inspektor) to the comic book-inspired (Nic Cage's son Kal-El).
Magician Penn Jillette, father of son Zolten and daughter Moxie CrimeFighter, spoke with CNN's Piers Morgan on Tuesday night about the thought behind those monikers.
Jillette's explanation for his son's name isn't that unusual; his wife Emily's last name is Zolten. The explanation for Moxie CrimeFighter, however, is a bit more complicated.
Moxie is the brand name of a beverage; the word has since come to mean courage or determination. As for the middle name, Penn says he gets blamed for it, but it was his wife's idea.
She wasn't interested in giving Moxie a middle name since she didn't have one, but Penn pushed the issue. A staff member suggested "CrimeFighter" because of a line from one of Penn's books and his wife said go for it.
And it turns out the name worked to mom's advantage. Penn says his wife got pulled over for speeding with the kids in the car. She told the officer she had Moxie CrimeFighter in the back seat and he let her off with a warning.
...I'm thinking that may not work so well for little Kal-El Cage.
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