Stuck playing the name game with your new pet? Find inspiration in the kitchen!
We've cooked up 13 of our favorite food-inspired names to give your cat.
Is your cat a little crazy, bolting from room to room at high speeds? Does she have a bit of a salty attitude? If so, Pecan is the perfect handle for the furry nut in your life.
Is your feline friend marked with bright colors or bold stripes? Hard-nosed or somewhat aloof on the outside, but a big softie on the inside? Consider Pumpkin, a term of endearment that evokes our agrarian past and visions of a bountiful fall harvest.
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Again… but in an actual pumpkin. (Can you even right now? Can you really?)
Some cats are smooth; some cats are cream colored. If your new pet is both, spread the love around with a little pat of Butter.
In a pickle over what to name kitty? Stop right there because pickles— which can be sweet, sour, or somewhere in the middle— is both the answer and solution to your conundrum.
Sometimes referred to as the "king of herbs," Basil is an ideal name for pet owners who like to lavish attention and praise on their critters as if they were royalty.
Is kitty a lovable goof with a spicy side? Go with Meatball because then you have no excuse not to name the dog Mr. Spaghetti.
Plums are used in a wide variety of pies, salads, and even cocktails. That versatility also explains why it makes a great name for both rambunctious kittens (because they're plum crazy, amirite?) or adopted senior cats of the old soul variety.
Is your four-legged friend's personality all that and a bag of chips? Go with Dorito for a bold, flavorful choice that packs a crunch.
9. Cupcake and Biscuit
Cupcakes are sweet, and biscuits are savory. But both make great pet names because they're short, easy to remember, and bake up in a pinch.
Don't wafer on this decision: If your new kitty wears a tuxedo that's equal parts chocolate and vanilla, then Oreo is a sweet, delicious name to bestow upon them.
Made from the juice and peel of citrus fruits that is boiled with sugar and water to produce jelly, marmalade is typically orange-hued, which means it pairs really well with tabbies who are known for their stripes, dots, or swirling patterns.
FACT: Cats are voracious eaters and will vacuum up anything that falls on the floor. If yours likes to eat all of the foods, then Munchie is the way to go.
Does your lady cat bring all the boys to the yard? You should probably have her spayed! Also: you should name her milkshake, because milkshakes are literally the greatest drink in the history of drinks.
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