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What food-related name should I give my puppy?

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We just adopted a rescue puppy last night and he needs a name! He's white with brindle coloring on his head and one side of his neck and two more big brindle patches on the other side not shown in the photo. He also has a very whiskery chin! I threw out Coconut (brown and white and a little hairy...), but need more names in the running. Maybe a whisky/whiskey brand to play on the whiskers?

(And this definitely isn't a competition, but Sarah got A LOT of suggestions for kitty names last month -- https://food52.com/hotline... -- there are just as many dog-loving Food52ers as cat lovers, right?!)

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asked about 2 years ago

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Ursula | Lil Vienna
added about 2 years ago

Pepper. (well, there is white pepper and brown pepper.... ;-)) Unless he has a quiet nature then it's possibly not the most fitting name.

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ChefJune
ChefJune

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added about 2 years ago

Don't ask me why, but I took one look at him and thought "Hardtack." He's a cutie.

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PHIL
PHIL

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added about 2 years ago

Popcorn, he is the same color

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BerryBaby
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added about 2 years ago

It's not a whiskey name, but I like this one, I think it's a brand of gin, Boodles.

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Joselle
added about 2 years ago

What about cappuccino? Then you can call him Capp or "Chino" for short. His head coloring is like the espresso coming through the white foam of a delicious Capp.

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HalfPint
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added about 2 years ago

He looks like a "Latte" :)

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sexyLAMBCHOPx
sexyLAMBCHOPx

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added about 2 years ago

Scraps
brownie
pickles
whiskey
Mush

So cute.. he looks like a love muffin

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sexyLAMBCHOPx
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added about 2 years ago

I'll add another one, Biscuit because I'm eating one now warm with tomato jam.

louisez
added about 2 years ago

I might have gone with love muffin, per lambchopx, if I hadn't thought of Crackerjack (Jack)

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JessicaHansen
added about 2 years ago

Rye! Could be bread or whiskey!

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Alexandra V. Jones
added about 2 years ago

CornCob!

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Smaug
added about 2 years ago

If he's like most puppies, Pupu (after the pupu platter) would be appropriate.

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caninechef
added about 2 years ago

Jack Daniels? He looks sort of Jack Russellesque.

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pierino
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added about 2 years ago

Not precisely food related but I've always liked the name Helno. He was the front man for the band Les Negresses Vertes. Unfortunately he died of lead singer disease. But in some ways he was like a rescue dog himself.

pierino
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added about 2 years ago

Now tell me your dog doesn't look like Helno here https://www.youtube.com...

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PHIL
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added about 2 years ago

BTW, did Sarah ever pick a name for the cat?

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Lindsay-Jean Hard
Lindsay-Jean Hard

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added about 2 years ago

She did -- Plum!

Sharon Rodriguez
added about 2 years ago

Lol, definitely JD as previously suggested...but for dinner reason, Basil popped into my mind...have fun with him and congrats

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Sharon Rodriguez
added about 2 years ago

..'for some reason...'

Chris Karlin
added about 2 years ago

Olive

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mrslarkin
added about 2 years ago

Puppy Van Winkle (see what I did there)

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Niknud
Niknud

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added about 2 years ago

Best. Name. Ever!

djgibboni
added about 2 years ago

Latte Macchiato.

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Keltie
added about 2 years ago

Brulee - lovely brown face on a vanilla cream body.

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Letizia
added about 2 years ago

Aww, he is so cute! How about Tiramisu?

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amysarah
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added about 2 years ago

Congrats – he's too sweet! I’ve always tried to give our dogs food names, but was overruled. So vicariously...

Because he's delicious and brown, white, both:

Mole ('Mo-lay,' as in Mole Poblano)
Bean (chocolate, coffee, Mr.)
Milano (cookie, not city)
Babka (white-ish and brown, and homage to the Seinfeld episode)
Freddo (as in Semifreddo, not Corleone)
Baci

Gaston (for Le Notre, master of sweet things)
Jacques (for Torres, ditto above)





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Casey Hogan
added about 2 years ago

I went through this a few months ago! Boys names are tough. I almost went with Whiskey, but picked Oaty/Oats. My other candidates + some ideas:
Baker
Colby
Barley
Graham
Cobbler
Biscuit
Ziti (can have a lot of fun with pasta shapes...)

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Lindsay-Jean Hard
Lindsay-Jean Hard

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added about 2 years ago

What a cutie!

Jo Supko
added about 2 years ago

Coupe
Porter
Tankard
Pony
- Different names of glassware

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Simplyaok
added about 2 years ago

He looks like a "Buster" to me..... Food source. Dairy Queen.

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saltysuite
added about 2 years ago

Snickers, sweet pea, truffles, crouton

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Saffron3
added about 2 years ago

I also thought of Basil. Just looking at puppy, I think it is Basil!

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Maedl
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added about 2 years ago

I think he looks like a Bruno . . . or maybe Sebastian. He looks like a real sweetheart with just enough mischief in him to make him a treasure. I am so happy he has found a good home. Talk about a life changing over night!

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CanadaDan
added about 2 years ago

he looks like a "butters"

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Paul Glotzer
added about 2 years ago

Just between you and me, about five years ago, I decided my next dog would have SRIRACHA for his/her name. Even if you selected a name from above or elsewhere, SRIRACHA is the way to go, though s/he might need doggie therapy later in life due to the change

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Nora
added about 2 years ago

Adorable. He resembles my friend's rescue pup, Tater Tot.

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dinner at ten
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added about 2 years ago

What a sweet face!
Peanut?
Pinto (bean)?
Latke? Or similarly, Boxty?
Not food related, but somehow his little old-soul face makes me want to call him Grandpa!

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Lindsay-Jean Hard
Lindsay-Jean Hard

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added about 2 years ago

Update: We started out calling him Cappy, short for Cappuccino, but quickly realized that it sounded too spunky for this very laid back little guy, so his name is Roux! Thanks for all of the great suggestions!!

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aargersi
aargersi

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added about 2 years ago

I love him. We will need more photos.

Lindsay-Jean Hard
Lindsay-Jean Hard

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added about 2 years ago

I mean, if you *insist*....

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aargersi
aargersi

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added about 2 years ago

He is SO cute and whiskery!!! That face! He will be JRT sized or a bit bigger? Roux - perfect!!!

Lindsay-Jean Hard
Lindsay-Jean Hard

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added about 2 years ago

He's definitely JRT sized right now, but they think there's wire fox terrier in the mix, plus his paws look big for his body, so I'm thinking he's going to get a bit bigger!

creamtea
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added about 2 years ago

I see I'm too late with my answer! For any subsequent puppy owners who access this thread, though, my offering is "Chip."

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amysarah
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added about 2 years ago

In other too late news, I just remembered: when we adopted one of our dogs years ago, we considered another deep brown, mostly chocolate Lab whose name was Bosco. Always thought that was a great name for a pooch.

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scruz
added about 2 years ago

willy. for willy wonka. rip.

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