SpongeBoy was the original name for SpongeBob SquarePants. The name was created by Stephen Hillenburg but was changed to SpongeBob after it was discovered that the name was copyrighted; it was already taken by a mop company.
His looks were practically the same as SpongeBob, except he wore a green hat. He also had longer and pointier shoes along with the hat. He seemed to have a goofier facial expression in contrast to the modern-day SpongeBob.
- In the episode "Squeaky Boots," Mr. Krabs calls SpongeBob "SpongeBoy, me bob!," a possible reference to his original name.
- In "It's a SpongeBob Christmas!," Plankton references the name when he says "Now I just need to figure out what to do about ol' SpongeBoy."
- SpongeBoy has 13 holes always visible on his head. SpongeBob has 7.