August 17th, 2011
06:06 PM ET

Moxie Crimefighter? Celeb baby names explained

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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soundoff (31 Responses)
  1. @The No Life Police

    Are you even a m*tha f****n factor beeeotch? Meh, I would say NO! C.Crack is a good guy. Put some time in at work and not worrying about what time they comment. Lahhhhhooooser

    August 18, 2011 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Get a room

      Oh, look who's here to defend his savior... a retarded kid... your comment butchers the English language so bad...

      You know it's just "Loser" right??? Spelling it out the way you did is pretty... flaming.

      August 18, 2011 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Peter Yanker

    Someone should name their child Sh!tStain.

    August 18, 2011 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  3. LEE

    This is a prime example that just because you have money does not mean that you have class.

    August 18, 2011 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Get a room

    i take back all the rude idiotic comments i have made. this team of e-people are serious and i cant handle being chastised like that again.

    August 18, 2011 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Get a room

      Looks like the kids can't make a comeback so they attempt to frame me... I'm flattered you tried using my alias... too bad you're too incompetent to make it work.

      August 18, 2011 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • trix are for kids

      @ the fake Get a room

      Yawn... learn to write like the guy before you pose as him. You don't even write proper sentences.

      August 18, 2011 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Get a room

    Wow, the charlie whack team is at it again. They must love getting their e-props from each other.

    August 18, 2011 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  6. @ charlie crack

    You don't need a troll to make you look bad... you're on Marquee Blogs commenting like you're a VIP (and commenting regularly might I add)... I think that's bad enough.

    August 18, 2011 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
  7. someperson

    Are you serious? Shyt Sandwich, Doo Doo McCoy and Fart Manure? You are crazy!

    August 18, 2011 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
    • rachel

      Oh yeah. Im gonna name my next one ShytBox Derby or ButtCrack Wilson.

      August 18, 2011 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Who gives a d*mn

    Now see @CharlieCrack I don't mention mom's all this other stuff doesn't mean anything I'm not mad I just don't give a d*mn.

    August 17, 2011 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • charlie crack

      Could give a d@mn about any of it either......relax......be good........

      August 17, 2011 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lloyd Christmas

      Let's all play nice... Geeze.

      August 18, 2011 at 12:48 am | Report abuse |
    • charlie crack

      @Lloyd- Sorry man.....trolls all over me today......that's ok though.....they are enamored by me, but like to make me look bad........I apologize for the drama.....I'm with you, play nice geez.........be safe, be good

      August 18, 2011 at 1:33 am | Report abuse |
    • The No Life Police

      Charlie Crack, the CNN timestamp says you commented at 1:33 AM... wow you must have no life.

      August 18, 2011 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
    • jem morgue

      Maybe he taint from where you are, Gestapo. Maybe he works graveyard. Maybe he is on his lunch break. Maybe he's just a no life Stoner....

      May 2, 2012 at 7:42 am | Report abuse |
  9. Who gives a d*mn

    Good one Starfire now eat it.

    August 17, 2011 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
  10. starrfire

    @who gives a damn – you're crabby because you want your diaper changed!

    August 17, 2011 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
  11. charlie crack

    @who gives a d*mn........your mamas calling.......street lights are on........we don't care about you or your childish comments......

    August 17, 2011 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
  12. MoonDancer

    Who gives a d*mn- You have the perfect name, because I don't give a d*mn about your comments!

    August 17, 2011 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Who gives a d*mn

    Stfu Moon Pie Eater you are nasty.

    August 17, 2011 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
  14. starrfire

    I feel for the kids.. stupid parents!

    August 17, 2011 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
  15. MoonDancer

    Why do people name their kids with these crazy names. Don't parents realize you are stuck with their little joke for the rest of your life! Like Frank Zappa named his kid moon unit. Thanks, Dad for the great name!

    August 17, 2011 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Richard Fore

      I know just what you mean, whenever tell people my name thay allways ask the same question.

      August 17, 2011 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Who gives a d*mn

    More stupid stuff I don't care about this I just didn't any of the kids to say firsty.I'd like to be first to kick them in the a** haha

    August 17, 2011 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
  17. MoonDancer

    Firsty again! I'm on a roll!

    August 17, 2011 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |

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