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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
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added 5 months ago

Taco, Cheddar, Mr. Biscuit, Mac (short for macaroni) Fritter, Alfredo...General Meows...
OK, I know that last one was a stretch.

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SMSF

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added 5 months ago

LOVE "Mr. Biscuit"

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What color is he?

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Sarah Jampel

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added 5 months ago

He is a ragdoll with a white body and a black face. Blue eyes!

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LENTIL FOREVER

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or maybe Sloppy Joe

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BerryBaby

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added 5 months ago

Chai, Nutmeg, Gumbo or Kiwi

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Sarah Jampel

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added 5 months ago

Gumbo!

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pierino

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added 5 months ago

Jambon, Speck, Prosciutto... I guess I've got cured ham on mind. Or in a different vein Bibimbop.

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Scampi -- for a little guy, Pesto -- excessively affectionate, Gazpacho -- red/orange colored

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sexyLAMBCHOPx

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added 5 months ago

truffle, nugget...

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Curry, kimchee

White body (black-face) related: tofu, mushroom, donut, Oreo(!), hotcakes, garlick, Hershey (cookies and creme version), pasta, Anglaise...

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ktr
added 5 months ago

biscuit

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Kimchi (maybe better for a girl), Vadouvan, Ras el Hanout ;)

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Also—Tom Collins!

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PHIL

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added 5 months ago

Is this a Food52 sponsored contest and is there a prize for the winning name?

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Sarah Jampel

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added 5 months ago

You can be my cat's honorary godfather/godmother.

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added 5 months ago

He's got vanilla fur with a chocolate face... how about Klondike?

Fluffernutter (like the Fluffernutter sandwich... marshmallow fluff and peanut butter) also comes to mind as a top contender ;)

Let us know what you decide!

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Ha! I know a cat named Fluffernutter and I cannot keep it together when I see her. Love that name. :P

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PHIL

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added 5 months ago

Okay I will give it a shot then... Since he is a ragdoll which go limp when you pick them up, how about Noodles? Or maybe you should name it after that leafy green that you drove every nuts over? I am really looking for Godfather status.

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We're all shooting for godfather/godmother status Phil.

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PHIL

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added 5 months ago

Grazie Rachel

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How about Perrier, Wonton, Jianbing (Bing for short), Captain Crunch, Choux, Pamplemousse, Courgette, or Huitlacoche?

The Godparent contest is gettin real folks. ;)

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We named our kitten "Miette" after the San Francisco bakery.

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That was my husband's cat when I met him! His Miete was quite a biter from what I recall of her though. It's still an adorable name though.

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Kugel, Pho, Basil and Dim Sum

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SMSF

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added 5 months ago

Kit-Kat
Chairman Meow
Skittles
Beetnik
Beany

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creamtea

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added 5 months ago

Chairman Meow, hahaha!

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Matcha, Confit, Lentil (I like that one!), Germain, Sweet Pickle, Moon Pie

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Anton Ego (Ratatouille), Deli (short for Deli Cat-essen), Whiskey, AffoGATO, Whisker Biscuit (not food related), Whoopie Pie/GOB, Eggcream, Hydrox (the oreo precursor).

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Oh and S'More

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James (as in Beard)

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Of course, thinking of your spirit food: Eggplant. I prefer James, though. :-)

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Aubergine would be pretty

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Sarah Jampel

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added 5 months ago

So cute!!

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pierino

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added 5 months ago

And the there's rochetta...

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Escoffier, Pumpernickel, Count of Monte Christo (double reference: literary character and sandwich)

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When will we find out the name, Sarah?

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SKK
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Macadamia, Pepper, Cashew (Cash for short), Brim (fish), Poblano, Basil....

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creamtea

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added 5 months ago

Waffles, Butterball, Mr. Chips, Dr. Pepper.

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creamtea

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added 5 months ago

Brandy, Ganache, Nutella

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creamtea

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added 5 months ago

Brownie, Mug Cakes

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creamtea

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added 5 months ago

Sumatra. Darjeeling. Ok I'm getting carried away. finished!

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AntoniaJames

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added 5 months ago

Approaching this at a somewhat oblique angle . . . .

I had a male dog (rescue, darling, smart) when I was a teenager who I named "ChouChou" - pronounced like "shoe shoe" -- which is a French diminutive meaning someone who is quite dear to you. That term is in turn derived from the French "choux", meaning cabbage head, which is also a term of endearment (typically, "mon petit choux").

It was a wonderful pet name - a fun conversation starter, too - which I'd use again, if I had the chance.

And then I had a male cat who I named "Mr. Doolittle" because it described him perfectly. ;o)

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HalfPint

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added 5 months ago

Ponzu
Miso
Kibbee
Kubideh
Jumbo

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kobe, burdock or shoyu. short and sweet and won't be confused at vet or boarding like my dear, late cat max (massimo) was.

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Since I am in France I go with Ratatouille, does he eat mice?

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Cocoa puff?

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Cocoa puff?

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"white body and a black face".....Sushi? Oreo?

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Maedl

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added 5 months ago

Berger--after the Baltimore cookie

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From the noodle type suggestions above I thought more specifically Carbonara (cat-like reflexes can be needed to get the texture of the egg perfect) or Cacio e Pepe (cat-cio e pepe).

OR for something simpler: Sesame, a magic-y implication that's fun for a cat plus the seeds comes mostly in white but also sometimes black.

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creamtea

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added 5 months ago

Along those lines, Soomsoom, the Hebrew word for sesame.

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Pegeen

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added 5 months ago

We always named our cats after breakfast cereals. The last was "Bix," for the Queen's favorite, Weetabix.

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Pegeen

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added 5 months ago

Also in honor of Bix Beiderbecke (jazz musician)

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While irrelevant, I will share that my favorite cat name comes from a pair of fashion bloggers who've named a kitty "Miss Miu Miu". 5 brownie points if you get the jokes.

Mine are named Oatmeal and Eggs Benedict (Oats and Eggy). Their whole litter was breakfast items, and the next litter was Vodka brands.

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Latke !

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BerryBaby

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added 5 months ago

After seeing the beautiful photo I'm still thinking Gumbo would be a good name. :)

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Whiskey

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creamtea

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added 5 months ago

Poppyseed; Blueberry; Muffin;

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creamtea

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added 5 months ago

Awwww very cute, especially if Muffin and Cupcake live together.

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creamtea

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added 5 months ago

Awwww very cute, especially if Muffin and Cupcake live together.

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BerryBaby

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added 5 months ago

I knew a darling kitten named Muffin and a small dog named Cupcake. Both names fit them perfectly.

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creamtea

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added 5 months ago

Awwww very cute, especially if Muffin and Cupcake live together.

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added 5 months ago

I would lean toward an Italian or French name, perhaps after a historical figure in cooking like Pellegrino, Rossini, or maybe after a cheese, like Picadou or Rasco (the latter sounds a lot like "rascal").

For a non-food name, I'd pick Marzocco, the heraldic lion of the Florentine Republic as it emerged in the late 1300s from the darkness and turmoil that permeated that century.

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pierino

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added 5 months ago

Tossing was a composer but he did have a steak named after him, most likely by Careme.

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Naming a kitten "Tossing"?

Most innovative! Not how keen on this name suggestion Jampel will be though.

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Vitameatavegamin (Vita or Min, for short)
Cannoli
Shichimi or Togarashi

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BerryBaby

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added 5 months ago

Just read an interesting article 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. I'd say you have a lot of choices, Sarah! Maybe these tips will help you narrow down your selection.

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creamtea

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added 5 months ago

~130 names and counting on this thread (and more on the other thread). I'd say Sarah has her work cut out for her!

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aargersi

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added 5 months ago

Meow Siam (Mee Siam is Siamese noodles)
Tamarind
Coconut Curry (just cuz I love that)

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Sweet Pea if a boy, Olive Oil if a girl, Seitan if evil, "Hey You" if it doesn't have a reservation, Toad in a Hole if you want it to grow up neurotic- the possibilities defy imagination or reason.

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Sweet Pea if a boy, Olive Oil if a girl, Seitan if evil, "Hey You" if it doesn't have a reservation, Toad in a Hole if you want it to grow up neurotic- the possibilities defy imagination or reason.

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Sushi, Gyro, Burrito (Ritto for short), Beignet (Beni for short), Chili, Corn Flake, Cheerio

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BerryBaby

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added 5 months ago

I'm starting to have dreams about this! I was jolted awake at 1:15am with the name I haven't seen yet, and quite honestly, I call my dog this endearing name in addition to her given name. PEANUT! As in my "Cute little Peanut!" Ok, that's my last suggestion, unless I dream about it again tonight LOL!

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We have a cat named Beansy, and I used to have one named Callalloo.

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Macaroni, Pastille, Gouda, Spaghetti, Pepper, Turkey Sandwich.

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Alright Sarah, enough is enough! Name the cat already! We all await the big announcement. :-)

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Pip,or Pipsqueak

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Sarah Jampel

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added 3 months ago

We chose PLUM!