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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J Frollins
J Frollins July 11, 2016

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
SMSF July 11, 2016

LOVE "Mr. Biscuit"

caninechef
caninechef July 11, 2016

What color is he?

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Sarah Jampel
Sarah Jampel July 11, 2016

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

Mackenzie Merkel
Mackenzie Merkel July 11, 2016

LENTIL FOREVER

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Mackenzie Merkel
Mackenzie Merkel July 11, 2016

or maybe Sloppy Joe

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BerryBaby
BerryBaby July 11, 2016

Chai, Nutmeg, Gumbo or Kiwi

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Sarah Jampel
Sarah Jampel July 11, 2016

Gumbo!

pierino
pierino July 11, 2016

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

caninechef
caninechef July 11, 2016

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

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sexyLAMBCHOPx
sexyLAMBCHOPx July 11, 2016

truffle, nugget...

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foofaraw
foofaraw July 11, 2016

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
ktr July 11, 2016

biscuit

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Nomnomnom
Nomnomnom July 11, 2016

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

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Nomnomnom
Nomnomnom July 11, 2016

Also—Tom Collins!

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PHIL
PHIL July 11, 2016

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

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Sarah Jampel
Sarah Jampel July 11, 2016

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

Rachel
Rachel July 11, 2016

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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Sean R
Sean R July 12, 2016

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

PHIL
PHIL July 11, 2016

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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Rachel
Rachel July 11, 2016

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

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PHIL
PHIL July 11, 2016

Grazie Rachel

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Rachel
Rachel July 11, 2016

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

The Godparent contest is gettin real folks. ;)

Stephanie G
Stephanie G July 11, 2016

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

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Rachel
Rachel July 11, 2016

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.

Shannon
Shannon July 11, 2016

Kugel, Pho, Basil and Dim Sum

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SMSF
SMSF July 11, 2016

Kit-Kat
Chairman Meow
Skittles
Beetnik
Beany

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creamtea
creamtea July 12, 2016

Chairman Meow, hahaha!

Amanda Gibson
Amanda Gibson July 11, 2016

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

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BurgeoningBaker
BurgeoningBaker July 11, 2016

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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BurgeoningBaker
BurgeoningBaker July 11, 2016

Oh and S'More

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Rhonda35
Rhonda35 July 11, 2016

James (as in Beard)

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Rhonda35
Rhonda35 July 11, 2016

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

Rachel
Rachel July 11, 2016

Aubergine would be pretty

Sarah Jampel
Sarah Jampel July 11, 2016

So cute!!

pierino
pierino July 11, 2016

And the there's rochetta...

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louisez
louisez July 11, 2016

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

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Rachel
Rachel July 11, 2016

When will we find out the name, Sarah?

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SKK
SKK July 11, 2016

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

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creamtea
creamtea July 11, 2016

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

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creamtea
creamtea July 11, 2016

Brandy, Ganache, Nutella

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creamtea
creamtea July 11, 2016

Brownie, Mug Cakes

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creamtea
creamtea July 11, 2016

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

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AntoniaJames
AntoniaJames July 11, 2016

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
HalfPint July 11, 2016

Ponzu
Miso
Kibbee
Kubideh
Jumbo

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scruz
scruz July 11, 2016

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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jilhil
jilhil July 12, 2016

Cocoa puff?

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jilhil
jilhil July 12, 2016

Cocoa puff?

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Michele
Michele July 12, 2016

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

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Maedl
Maedl July 12, 2016

Berger--after the Baltimore cookie

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My Friend Maillard
My Friend Maillard July 12, 2016

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
creamtea July 12, 2016

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

Pegeen
Pegeen July 12, 2016

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

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Pegeen
Pegeen July 12, 2016

Also in honor of Bix Beiderbecke (jazz musician)

Sean R
Sean R July 12, 2016

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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jamcook
jamcook July 12, 2016

Latke !

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BerryBaby
BerryBaby July 12, 2016

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

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Catherine
Catherine July 12, 2016

Whiskey

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creamtea
creamtea July 12, 2016

Poppyseed; Blueberry; Muffin;

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BerryBaby
BerryBaby July 15, 2016

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

creamtea
creamtea July 15, 2016

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

creamtea
creamtea July 15, 2016

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

creamtea
creamtea July 15, 2016

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

702551
702551 July 12, 2016

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
pierino July 12, 2016

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

702551
702551 July 12, 2016

Naming a kitten "Tossing"?

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

Stephanie
Stephanie July 13, 2016

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

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BerryBaby
BerryBaby July 14, 2016

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
creamtea July 15, 2016

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

aargersi
aargersi July 15, 2016

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

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Smaug
Smaug July 15, 2016

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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Smaug July 15, 2016

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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sareesmile
sareesmile July 15, 2016

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

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BerryBaby
BerryBaby July 16, 2016

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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Imogen
Imogen July 18, 2016

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

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Imogen
Imogen July 18, 2016

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

Rhonda35
Rhonda35 July 18, 2016

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

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jamcook
jamcook July 18, 2016

Pip,or Pipsqueak

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Sarah Jampel
Sarah Jampel August 30, 2016

We chose PLUM!

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