What food-related name should I give my puppy?

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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Ursula | Lil Vienna
Ursula | Lil Vienna August 24, 2016

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 August 24, 2016

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 August 24, 2016

Popcorn, he is the same color

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BerryBaby
BerryBaby August 24, 2016

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
Joselle August 24, 2016

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
HalfPint August 24, 2016

He looks like a "Latte" :)

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sexyLAMBCHOPx
sexyLAMBCHOPx August 24, 2016

Scraps
brownie
pickles
whiskey
Mush

So cute.. he looks like a love muffin

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sexyLAMBCHOPx
sexyLAMBCHOPx August 24, 2016

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

louisez
louisez August 24, 2016

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

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JessicaHansen
JessicaHansen August 24, 2016

Rye! Could be bread or whiskey!

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Alexandra V. Jones
Alexandra V. Jones August 24, 2016

CornCob!

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Smaug
Smaug August 24, 2016

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

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caninechef
caninechef August 24, 2016

Jack Daniels? He looks sort of Jack Russellesque.

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pierino
pierino August 24, 2016

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
pierino August 24, 2016

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

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PHIL
PHIL August 24, 2016

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

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Lindsay-Jean Hard
Lindsay-Jean Hard August 24, 2016

She did -- Plum!

Sharon Rodriguez
Sharon Rodriguez August 24, 2016

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
Sharon Rodriguez August 24, 2016

..'for some reason...'

Chris Karlin
Chris Karlin August 24, 2016

Olive

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mrslarkin
mrslarkin August 24, 2016

Puppy Van Winkle (see what I did there)

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Niknud
Niknud August 24, 2016

Best. Name. Ever!

djgibboni
djgibboni August 24, 2016

Latte Macchiato.

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Keltie
Keltie August 24, 2016

Brulee - lovely brown face on a vanilla cream body.

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Letizia
Letizia August 24, 2016

Aww, he is so cute! How about Tiramisu?

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amysarah
amysarah August 24, 2016

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
Casey Hogan August 24, 2016

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 August 24, 2016

What a cutie!

Jo Supko
Jo Supko August 24, 2016

Coupe
Porter
Tankard
Pony
- Different names of glassware

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Simplyaok
Simplyaok August 24, 2016

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

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saltysuite
saltysuite August 24, 2016

Snickers, sweet pea, truffles, crouton

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Saffron3
Saffron3 August 24, 2016

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

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Maedl
Maedl August 25, 2016

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
CanadaDan August 25, 2016

he looks like a "butters"

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Paul Glotzer
Paul Glotzer August 26, 2016

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
Nora August 26, 2016

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

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dinner at ten
dinner at ten August 26, 2016

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 August 27, 2016

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 August 28, 2016

I love him. We will need more photos.

Lindsay-Jean Hard
Lindsay-Jean Hard August 29, 2016

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

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aargersi
aargersi August 29, 2016

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 August 29, 2016

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
creamtea August 29, 2016

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
amysarah August 29, 2016

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
scruz August 29, 2016

willy. for willy wonka. rip.

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