What food-related name should I give my kitten?

My last cat was named Mochi, but sadly, Mo stayed with my roommate when I moved out. Now I'm getting ready for a new kitten (!!!!) but I need help with the name. Preferably food-related, but not a requirement (I'd like to name the cat "Bippity Boop," but it's been vetoed by several parties). Other ideas: Lamb Chop/Lamby, Tuna, Duck, Sir Peanut, Mr. Pickles, Lentil/Lenny. It's a boy cat.

Please help!

  • 3262 views
  • 58 Comments

39 Comments

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
Ali Slagle
Ali Slagle July 11, 2016

Falafel

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
EmilyC
EmilyC July 11, 2016

Rabe?

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
amysarah
amysarah July 11, 2016

My childhood cat was named Lamb Chop - after Shari Lewis' puppet (the old folks around here will know that ref.) She was a good cat.

Info about the kitten might help inspire a name, food or otherwise - color, markings, etc.

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
sexyLAMBCHOPx
sexyLAMBCHOPx July 11, 2016

LambChop? : )

Voted the Best Reply!

Sarah Jampel
Sarah Jampel July 11, 2016

Okay, here's a picture. One of these ones!

Answer image

amysarah
amysarah July 11, 2016

Ragdolls are the best - we have one. Sweetest thing ever. Over time, his dark markings may get darker, making him look more white/tan with black face and “boots.” (Btw, HOW do you post a picture on Hotline??)

Given his coloring and sweet disposition, how about "Babka"? https://firstlookthencook.com/2010/01/15/chocolate-babka/ For both the delectable cake and the hilarious Seinfeld episode (The Dinner Party): https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2015/04/10-iconic-nyc-foods-of-seinfeld.html

PS SexyLambChopx - does your name come from Shari Lewis too? Too funny!

Lindsay-Jean Hard
Lindsay-Jean Hard July 11, 2016

amysarah, just below the box where you type an answer/response, on the left side, you should see a button to add an image!

amysarah
amysarah July 11, 2016

Aha! Thx, Lindsay Jean - naturally the answer was right there all along!

Anyway, Sarah - when our ragdoll was a kitten, she looked exactly like yours. As she grew, her color became more contrasted. (Btw, I see you coincidentally just posted a piece on babka....fate?)

Answer image

Sarah Jampel
Sarah Jampel July 11, 2016

What a beautiful cat!

sexyLAMBCHOPx
sexyLAMBCHOPx July 12, 2016

@amysarah - No, Shari Lewis reference just my husbands pet name for me. The sexy was added because the handle lamb chop was already taken on the site.

scruz
scruz July 31, 2016

haha. my sig other calls me "pork chop" (blush) and it kind of fits. it's his take off on lamb chop.

Greenstuff
Greenstuff July 11, 2016

My grandparents had a cat named Martini. She was pretty crazy as a kitten and kind of nasty as a cat. So, sadly, there were no second Martinis in my family.

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
pierino
pierino July 11, 2016

Pastis. Which turns cloudy when you add water.

EmilyC
EmilyC July 11, 2016

Semifreddo -- Fred, for short. Ok I'll stop now! : )

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
Sarah Jampel
Sarah Jampel July 11, 2016

Emily!!! That's amazing.

BerryBaby
BerryBaby July 11, 2016

Or Alfredo, you can call me 'Al'!

Asha Loupy
Asha Loupy July 11, 2016

I am a fan of cheese names like Reggiano (Reggie for short)!

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
Sarah Jampel
Sarah Jampel July 11, 2016

VERY cute

Bevi
Bevi July 11, 2016

Pesto

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
BerryBaby
BerryBaby July 11, 2016

Cream Puff (call him Puff as in the Dick and Jane books from elementary school).

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
Niknud
Niknud July 12, 2016

Cashew (which is, incidentally, what we call our kids since they're half Catholic, half Jewish). I'm also throwing in another vote for Pickles which was what I was going to suggest until I saw you had it listed up there.

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
BerryBaby
BerryBaby July 12, 2016

I'm still liking the Gumbo :) after seeing the kitty photos.

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
Droplet
Droplet July 12, 2016

Oreow, Malty

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
702551
702551 July 12, 2016

86

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
Suzanne
Suzanne July 13, 2016

Puff.... as in cheese puff.

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
Melusine
Melusine July 13, 2016

Since she's a combination of chocolate and vanilla, I'm trying to make Stracciatella work.

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
L. Bennett
L. Bennett July 13, 2016

Roux seems like a cute name :)

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
L. Bennett
L. Bennett July 13, 2016

Also Frico, Spritz or Panko

creamtea
creamtea July 14, 2016

Panko is so cute.

Patti Rizzo
Patti Rizzo July 13, 2016

How about Freska, as in Pasta Freska...or Fazool! Then you'd have Kitty Fazool!

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
Pegeen
Pegeen July 14, 2016

Love "Oreow." Orie for short.

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
louisez
louisez July 14, 2016

How about Benedict (Ben or Benny, from Eggs Benedict; from Latin blessed)?

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
keg72
keg72 July 14, 2016

Chutney or Pepe (as in cacio e pepe)

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
Emily | Cinnamon&Citrus

This is out there, but after my husband and I visited Amsterdam we vowed if we ever got a dog to name it Bitterballen, Bitte (sounds like BeeTee) for short.

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
peg
peg July 24, 2016

Raisin

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
paseo
paseo July 25, 2016

Gateaux (pronounced gato)

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
Droplet
Droplet July 25, 2016

Love it! And Gatto is the Italian for cat, pronounced the exact same way....:)

paseo
paseo July 31, 2016

El gato is Spanish for cat - pronounced ga toe (accent on first syllable. I am thinking of the way the English pronounce gateaux.

Annie stader
Annie stader July 25, 2016

We had a cat named Sass- Purr- Illa because my girls thought everyone should have a first,middle and last name.?

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
Christina Marie Smith

Basil

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
prandial
prandial July 27, 2016

Miso? Maitake (Take for short)?

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
Kimbra
Kimbra July 27, 2016

Mushroom or Cocoa

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
cbforesman
cbforesman July 28, 2016

That little cat is a Smokey Joe.

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
Robert McHugh
Robert McHugh July 28, 2016

It seems that plain ole "Chops" would fit nicely.

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
arcane54
arcane54 July 30, 2016

Tonnato (Tony); if brownish- Curry; choux (chewy); the ev-popular Muffin; Frico; Chuleta (pork chop)... OTOH I had a carpenter friend who named his two cats, Mortise and Tenon.

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
arcane54
arcane54 July 30, 2016

Didn't see the photo posted! What a cutie! And some great names!

Annie stader
Annie stader July 31, 2016

I went into a market to buy some good tomatoes. I ran right into an adoption event and came home with a kitten. Her name is Tomata.?

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
scruz
scruz July 31, 2016

lucky little tomata!

Leanne
Leanne July 31, 2016

Snaffles

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
MMH
MMH August 1, 2016

PUREE

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
Mil Hare
Mil Hare August 2, 2016

Alfalfa!

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
caninechef
caninechef August 2, 2016

When is the christening taking place? Or did I miss something?

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
BerryBaby
BerryBaby August 2, 2016

I, too, am looking forward to big name reveal! To be honest, even selecting one 'given' name won't be the only name Sarah uses. I would bet at some point the kitten will be referred to as Cupcake, Cookie, Baby, Pumpkin, My Little Dumpling, and the list goes on. My dog knows her name but also answers to about 20+ others!

BerryBaby
BerryBaby August 27, 2016

Me, along with many others I'm sure, have been awaiting your announcement on the selected name for your kitten. Did I miss it? So many choices!

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
Picholine
Picholine August 27, 2016

Picholine 😊

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
Exbruxelles
Exbruxelles March 1, 2018

We're going to name our new puppy Gnocchi.

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
Miss Karen
Miss Karen March 3, 2018

Ganache. (1/2 chocolate and 1/2 cream) or Vanillate (vanilla+ chocolate)
Chocilla (Pronounced: Choc ill a)

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
Cindy Azevedo
Cindy Azevedo March 4, 2018

dumplings

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
Showing 39 out of 39 Comments Back to top
Recommended by Food52