It’s becoming increasingly common to name your beloved pup or kitty after a food. Sometimes you love your pet as much as your favorite dish, or sometimes your animal is silly and you literally named them after a nut. No matter the reason, one thing is true: food names for pets are an adorable trend. Here are our 20 favorite food names for dogs and cats in 2018.

10 Food Names for Dogs

It seems silly pups and silly names go hand in hand. Here are our 10 favorite food names for dogs:

  1. Porkchop
    What better name for a small, beefy little pup than Porkchop? You can thank Nickelodeon’s Doug for this great pup name.
  2. Meatloaf
    You want a dog that is lowkey, one that lies around all day and watches tv with you. Meatloaf is a perfect food name for a pet that loves lying around.
  3. Coconut
    Sometimes your pup is so energetic, you can’t help but think they’re a little nutty. So why not name them after the delicious and tropical coconut?
  4. Beans
    Maybe you have a dog that loves eating a ton. Maybe that same dog likes to stink up a room every time they walk in. Well, Beans couldn’t be more fitting of a name for such a dog.
  5. Kale
    For all our vegetarian readers, Kale is a great food name for your dog. Especially if you feed them a delicious vegetarian diet!
  6. Burrito
    For all those lounge dogs that love being wrapped up in blankets and sleep all day, Burrito is a food name they were born for.
  7. Marshmallow
    Marshmallow seems like an obvious food name choice for any white, fluffy dog. Even a light brown coat dog could work with the name Marshmallow. Or maybe you just really love marshmallows.
  8. Tater Tot
    Tater Tot is an especially great name for any pint-sized brown dog you can’t get enough of!
  9. Pancake
    Much like the enticing smell of pancakes, maybe your pet is what gets you out of bed on Saturday mornings. Pancake is a great name for any enthusiastic and loving dog. Flapjack could work too, depending on where you grew up. Nevertheless, both are great food names for any dog.
  10. Peanut
    Nothing is cuter than big dogs named after tiny things. Peanut could be a great name for a tiny little pup, but it could be an even better name for a big dog.

10 Food Names for Cats

Food names for cats seem to align more heavily with the appearance of the feline itself. More colorful cats makes for more colorful names! Here’s our 10 favorite food names for cats:

  1. Oreo
    Your cat could be mostly black with a little white fur, or it could be a fan of milk—in small proportions. Either way, Oreo is an adorable name for a cat.
  2. Milkshake
    Any calico cat named Milkshake is too cute to forget. Few things are cuter than a multi-colored cat named after a multi-layered ice cream drink.
  3. Cupcake
    Food names for cats don’t have to come from resemblance—maybe they come from personality instead. Naming your adorably sweet little kitty cupcake may seem like the only option at this point and we agree it’s a great idea.
  4. Biscuit
    Calling out for Biscuit and seeing your adorable cat come to you is such a cute image that we could not leave it out of this list.
  5. Meatball
    If your cat has the hungry personality of Garfield, it’s probably safe to say he or she is a total meatball. Or maybe you feed them a little too much and they start to, quite literally, grow into the nickname.
  6. Pickles
    If you got a cat with a sour personality or one that finds themselves in particularly strange situations, Pickle is a good choice for a food name to fit their lifestyle.
  7. Almond
    Name your cat Almond to be a little less subtle about how much of a nut they are.
  8. Brownie
    A lot of people think that black cats are a bad omen. But what’s the harm in a cute little cat named after a food like brownie!
  9. Cashew
    Another nut name because let’s be honest, there are plenty of crazy cats in our lives. Much like avocados, these nuts contain nutrients that maintain skin health and support hair growth for humans. Cashew is a great food name for a cat with healthy skin from eating an AvoDerm Natural® diet.
  10. Cocoa
    Just like hot cocoa, a warm and cuddly cat can keep you cozy in a range of situations.

Any pet would love a food name considering their favorite room in the house is most likely the kitchen. On an AvoDerm Natural® pet food diet, your dog or cat can enjoy foods and tastes that are just as great as their namesake. If you’re still unsure what to name your new loveable pet, be sure to check out our blog post on Famous Instagram Dogs and Cats for some added inspiration.

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