Kitchens, kittens—the words are so similar, it makes sense that our Food52 community is interested in both!
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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.
- What food-related name should I give my kitten?
- 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.)
Our editor, @sarahjampel, is getting a kitten! She needs help deciding on it's preferably food-related name:— Food52 (@Food52) July 11, 2016
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!