There were many names proposed during the days before the state's creation. The finalists were:
- Soviet Moose
- New F***youa
- Hostess Ding-Dong
In the end, "Soviet Moose" was choosen to reflect the abundant, wild moose population (Moose-Human ratio= 5:1) as well as the formerly abundant Communist population, which was nearly hunted to extinction during the 1800's.