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The Most Adorable Food-Related Pet Names

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Kitchens, kittens—the words are so similar, it makes sense that our Food52 community is interested in both!

Sunday, am I right?

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This is Mochi, who has the perfect food-related name.

Still, I was joyfully overwhelmed with your responses when I asked in not one but two Hotline threads (sorry, technical glitch) for your help naming my future kitten.

  1. What food-related name should I give my kitten?
  2. What food-related name should I give my kitten (the simultaneous sequel)?

Besides being related to food, my other requirements include that the name...

  • Is highly adorable
  • Is appropriate for a male cat
  • Is easily nicknamed and punned on
  • Can be inserted naturally into song lyrics (I plan to serenade my cat—a lot)
  • Makes me seem really clever (because this cat is about me, am I right?!)

And BerryBaby shared some insight from an article she read on pet names:

First, the name should be one or two syllables in length, it should not be a name/word they hear everyday and the best advice? It should be a name that makes YOU smile when you say it.

We also turned to Twitter, where over 750 people cast a vote. (Let it be known that Bippity-Boop is my first-choice cat name: I realize that it is not food-related, but I feel its other qualities compensate for that one shortcoming. Unfortunately, Bippity-Boop has been vetoed by my future cat co-parent.)

Small typo: Lamb—not lamp—Chop.

Noodles is a strong contender (and "the only correct choice" according to shitfoodblogger), but also the name of a cat I already know. Below, I've collected all of the best suggestions and starred my favorites.

I will meditate on the options, consult the aforementioned future cat co-parent, and come to a decision. Stay tuned!

And if you find yourself in the market for a pet name, the list above is a great place to start.

What's the best food-focused animal name you've come across? Share it in the comments!

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