"All of the kids came up with these names that were pretty hilarious," Julie Siakpere, 35, of La Crosse, Wisconsin, told ABC News. "Being with four- and five year olds is definitely an experience. Their personalities came out [in this project]. We have some pretty funny kids."
Siakpere, who is five months pregnant, said she left school early one day last week for a doctor's appointment.
"[The kids] asked where I was and it kind of sparked what [gender] I was having and the names," she said. "My co-teacher surprised me with it the next day."
On Dec. 4, Siakpere, a Pre-K instructor at the La Crosse Area Family YMCA in Onalaska, said her co-teacher Amy presented her with a poster titled "Is Miss Julie having a girl or boy? What should she name baby?"
The list of names came from 21 students and Amy:
"I thought it was hilarious and apparently everybody else did too," said Siakpere's wife Abby. "I'm excited that this has gotten as big as it is."
Siakpere said her cousin posted the poster onto Reddit yesterday, where it racked up over 1.3 million views.
"I'm kid of speechless and baffled," Siakpere said. "I never though in a million years I would be a part of something going viral."
Siakpere said she has the "Name Miss Julie's baby" project on display outside of her classroom for her students' parents to see.