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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!

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Ali Slagle
added over 2 years ago

Falafel

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EmilyC
added over 2 years ago

Rabe?

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amysarah
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added over 2 years ago

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.

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sexyLAMBCHOPx
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added over 2 years ago

LambChop? : )

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Sarah Jampel
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added over 2 years ago

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

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amysarah
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added over 2 years ago

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
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added over 2 years ago

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
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added over 2 years ago

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?)

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Sarah Jampel
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added over 2 years ago

What a beautiful cat!

sexyLAMBCHOPx
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added over 2 years ago

@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
added over 2 years ago

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

Greenstuff
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added over 2 years ago

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.

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pierino
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added over 2 years ago

Pastis. Which turns cloudy when you add water.

EmilyC
added over 2 years ago

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

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Sarah Jampel
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added over 2 years ago

Emily!!! That's amazing.

BerryBaby
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added over 2 years ago

Or Alfredo, you can call me 'Al'!

Asha Loupy
added over 2 years ago

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

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Sarah Jampel
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added over 2 years ago

VERY cute

Bevi
added over 2 years ago

Pesto

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added over 2 years ago

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

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Niknud
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added over 2 years ago

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.

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BerryBaby
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added over 2 years ago

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

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Droplet
added over 2 years ago

Oreow, Malty

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cv
added over 2 years ago

86

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Suzanne
added over 2 years ago

Puff.... as in cheese puff.

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Melusine
added over 2 years ago

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

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L. Bennett
added over 2 years ago

Roux seems like a cute name :)

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L. Bennett
added over 2 years ago

Also Frico, Spritz or Panko

creamtea
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added over 2 years ago

Panko is so cute.

Patti Rizzo
added over 2 years ago

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

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added over 2 years ago

Love "Oreow." Orie for short.

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louisez
added over 2 years ago

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

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keg72
added over 2 years ago

Chutney or Pepe (as in cacio e pepe)

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Emily | Cinnamon&Citrus
added over 2 years ago

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.

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peg
added over 2 years ago

Raisin

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paseo
added over 2 years ago

Gateaux (pronounced gato)

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Droplet
added over 2 years ago

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

paseo
added over 2 years ago

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
added over 2 years ago

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

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Christina Marie Smith
added over 2 years ago

Basil

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prandial
added over 2 years ago

Miso? Maitake (Take for short)?

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Kimbra
added over 2 years ago

Mushroom or Cocoa

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cbforesman
added over 2 years ago

That little cat is a Smokey Joe.

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Robert McHugh
added over 2 years ago

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

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arcane54
added over 2 years ago

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.

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arcane54
added over 2 years ago

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

Annie stader
added over 2 years ago

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.?

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scruz
added over 2 years ago

lucky little tomata!

Leanne
added over 2 years ago

Snaffles

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added over 2 years ago

PUREE

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Mil Hare
added over 2 years ago

Alfalfa!

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caninechef
added over 2 years ago

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

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BerryBaby
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added over 2 years ago

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
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added about 2 years ago

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!

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Picholine
added about 2 years ago

Picholine 😊

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Exbruxelles
added 9 months ago

We're going to name our new puppy Gnocchi.

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Miss Karen
added 9 months ago

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

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Cindy Azevedo
added 9 months ago

dumplings

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