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:
A (former) student of English, a lover of raisins, a user of comma splices. My spirit animal is an eggplant. I'm probably the person who picked all of the cookie dough out of the cookie dough ice cream. For that, I'm sorry.