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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!

Sarah is Food52's senior staff writer & stylist.

asked 5 months ago
56 answers 1371 views
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Ali Slagle

Books Editor and Stylist at Food52.

added 5 months ago

Falafel

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added 5 months ago

Rabe?

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amysarah

amysarah is a trusted home cook.

added 5 months 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 5 months ago

LambChop? : )

Voted the Best Answer!

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Sarah Jampel

Sarah is Food52's senior staff writer & stylist.

added 5 months ago

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

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amysarah

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added 5 months 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... For both the delectable cake and the hilarious Seinfeld episode (The Dinner Party): https://www.pastemagazine...

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

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Lindsay-Jean Hard

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added 5 months 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!

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amysarah

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added 5 months 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

Sarah is Food52's senior staff writer & stylist.

added 5 months ago

What a beautiful cat!

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sexyLAMBCHOPx

Chops is a trusted home cook.

added 5 months 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.

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added 4 months ago

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

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Greenstuff

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added 5 months 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 5 months ago

Pastis. Which turns cloudy when you add water.

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added 5 months ago

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

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BerryBaby

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added 5 months ago

Or Alfredo, you can call me 'Al'!

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Sarah Jampel

Sarah is Food52's senior staff writer & stylist.

added 5 months ago

Emily!!! That's amazing.

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added 5 months ago

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

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Sarah Jampel

Sarah is Food52's senior staff writer & stylist.

added 5 months ago

VERY cute

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Pesto

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BerryBaby

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added 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months ago

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

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added 5 months ago

Oreow, Malty

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added 5 months ago

Puff.... as in cheese puff.

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added 5 months ago

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

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added 5 months ago

Roux seems like a cute name :)

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added 5 months ago

Also Frico, Spritz or Panko

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creamtea

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added 5 months ago

Panko is so cute.

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added 5 months ago

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

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Pegeen

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added 5 months ago

Love "Oreow." Orie for short.

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added 5 months ago

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

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Chutney or Pepe (as in cacio e pepe)

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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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added 4 months ago

Raisin

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added 4 months ago

Gateaux (pronounced gato)

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

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added 4 months ago

Great idea. Though, it is not the exact pronunciation as in Italian. Gatto is pronounced with the accent on the "a", while in French the accent is always at the end.
Here is a trick used by many Italians:
When I speak French and I don't know a word, I say it in Italian pronouncing it with the accent at the end. It works pretty well most of the time.

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added 4 months ago

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

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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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Basil

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Miso? Maitake (Take for short)?

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Mushroom or Cocoa

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That little cat is a Smokey Joe.

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added 4 months ago

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

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added 4 months 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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added 4 months ago

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

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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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lucky little tomata!

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Snaffles

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PUREE

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Alfalfa!

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

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BerryBaby

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added 4 months 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!

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BerryBaby

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added 3 months 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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added 3 months ago

Picholine 😊