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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 almost 2 years ago

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Ursula | Lil Vienna
added almost 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
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added almost 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
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added almost 2 years ago

Popcorn, he is the same color

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BerryBaby
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added almost 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 almost 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 almost 2 years ago

He looks like a "Latte" :)

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sexyLAMBCHOPx
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added almost 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 almost 2 years ago

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

louisez
added almost 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 almost 2 years ago

Rye! Could be bread or whiskey!

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Alexandra V. Jones
added almost 2 years ago

CornCob!

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Smaug
added almost 2 years ago

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

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caninechef
added almost 2 years ago

Jack Daniels? He looks sort of Jack Russellesque.

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pierino
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added almost 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 almost 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 almost 2 years ago

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

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Lindsay-Jean Hard
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added almost 2 years ago

She did -- Plum!

Sharon Rodriguez
added almost 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 almost 2 years ago

..'for some reason...'

Chris Karlin
added almost 2 years ago

Olive

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mrslarkin
added almost 2 years ago

Puppy Van Winkle (see what I did there)

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Niknud
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added almost 2 years ago

Best. Name. Ever!

djgibboni
added almost 2 years ago

Latte Macchiato.

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Keltie
added almost 2 years ago

Brulee - lovely brown face on a vanilla cream body.

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Letizia
added almost 2 years ago

Aww, he is so cute! How about Tiramisu?

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amysarah
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added almost 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 almost 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
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added almost 2 years ago

What a cutie!

Jo Supko
added almost 2 years ago

Coupe
Porter
Tankard
Pony
- Different names of glassware

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Simplyaok
added almost 2 years ago

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

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saltysuite
added almost 2 years ago

Snickers, sweet pea, truffles, crouton

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Saffron3
added almost 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 almost 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 almost 2 years ago

he looks like a "butters"

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Paul Glotzer
added almost 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 almost 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 almost 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
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added almost 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
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added almost 2 years ago

I love him. We will need more photos.

Lindsay-Jean Hard
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added almost 2 years ago

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

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aargersi
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added almost 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
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added almost 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 almost 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 almost 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 almost 2 years ago

willy. for willy wonka. rip.

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