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Name for new female puppy?
January 22, 2012 7:11 AM   Subscribe

Please help us name the new puppy.

We're told she is likely a chihuahua/terrier/something mix. We adopted her from the shelter yesterday. We're really into food and would love to find her a name that's related to baking, cooking or food in general. Extra points for something French, though that's not a requirement.

Any ideas for her?
posted by joe vrrr to Pets & Animals (84 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
Looks like a Bon Bon to me.
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 7:12 AM on January 22, 2012 [3 favorites]


Beanplate
posted by jozxyqk at 7:15 AM on January 22, 2012 [2 favorites]


I have consulted the stars, and clearly the name is "Goonie Bird".
posted by H. Roark at 7:15 AM on January 22, 2012


The wife and I always had a dream of getting a dog and naming it Kung Pao or General Tso. But we have a dark sense of humor.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 7:16 AM on January 22, 2012


Ganache
posted by biscotti at 7:17 AM on January 22, 2012 [4 favorites]


Petit Four? Madeleine? Beignet? Quiche Lorraine? Crêpes Suzette?
posted by Fortran at 7:20 AM on January 22, 2012


Bibimbap.
posted by supercres at 7:20 AM on January 22, 2012


I have a list of possible names for future pets, and one of them is Miette, which means "crumb" in French. Seems like a sweet name for a cute little girl puppy.
posted by Squeak Attack at 7:20 AM on January 22, 2012 [22 favorites]


Shortbread.
posted by BinaryApe at 7:20 AM on January 22, 2012


Suze or
Cassis or
Eclair
posted by argonauta at 7:23 AM on January 22, 2012


I thought "Biscuit" right away when I looked at the picture, before I even saw your request for a food related name. Aww, Biscuit!
posted by bonheur at 7:25 AM on January 22, 2012 [2 favorites]


Pistou!
posted by Cocodrillo at 7:25 AM on January 22, 2012


Julia
posted by quodlibet at 7:26 AM on January 22, 2012 [3 favorites]


croquembouche
posted by spinturtle at 7:29 AM on January 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


Muffin.
posted by By The Grace of God at 7:29 AM on January 22, 2012


Roux or Choux.
posted by fight or flight at 7:31 AM on January 22, 2012


MetaFido or Mefi for short.
posted by lampshade at 7:31 AM on January 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


Choux Choux!
posted by snorkmaiden at 7:31 AM on January 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


Or perhaps Beignet.
posted by snorkmaiden at 7:32 AM on January 22, 2012 [3 favorites]


I made the mistake of asking my boyfriend for his suggestions:
Spatula
Dishwasher
Betty Crocker
Bicarbonate
Crisco
Whisk
posted by sciencegeek at 7:34 AM on January 22, 2012 [7 favorites]


Mignon, or Mignette. Either works for girls.
posted by halfbuckaroo at 7:35 AM on January 22, 2012 [3 favorites]


There's no rush. Why not wait a week or so and see what his personality dictates? My wife and I have often fostered puppies and kittens from the SPCA, and their names always gradually emerge over the days or weeks while we have them. Their people often retain the names that we've given them, which seems like a sign that we're picking the right names. :)
posted by waldo at 7:37 AM on January 22, 2012 [3 favorites]


Rorschach.
posted by cjorgensen at 7:37 AM on January 22, 2012


Baguette.
posted by yarly at 7:42 AM on January 22, 2012


Sofrito.
posted by penduluum at 7:47 AM on January 22, 2012


SPRINKLES. Or Mister Sprinkles.
posted by kpht at 7:50 AM on January 22, 2012 [2 favorites]


Whisk!
posted by Mizu at 7:52 AM on January 22, 2012


Madeleine, of course.

I say this as someone who had a cat named Pad Puck Bung for his love of food.
posted by vers at 7:53 AM on January 22, 2012 [4 favorites]


Amuse bouche
posted by It's Never Lurgi at 8:04 AM on January 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


Another vote for mignon! Or miette.
posted by rachaelfaith at 8:06 AM on January 22, 2012


Cute! How about Amelie?
posted by Sal and Richard at 8:09 AM on January 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


Mocha!
posted by two lights above the sea at 8:17 AM on January 22, 2012


Cappucino (cappy for short)
Frenchie
Madamemoiselle
Omelette (lettie for short)
posted by yarly at 8:23 AM on January 22, 2012


Tater!
posted by pazazygeek at 8:25 AM on January 22, 2012 [3 favorites]


Olive!
posted by obeetaybee at 8:27 AM on January 22, 2012 [4 favorites]


Lady Marmalade
Bardot
Cliquot (Click for short)
Brioche (Bri, for short)
Croquette (Croak, for short)
Noisette (means nut)
Pate
seconding Roux
posted by thinkpiece at 8:31 AM on January 22, 2012


Sugar
Shortbread
Shortcrust
Butterbean
Honeycake

. . . these are all terms by which I have spontaneously addressed dogs who had other, perfectly good names.
posted by Countess Elena at 8:41 AM on January 22, 2012


Truffle. (Get it? Tr--ruff!ruff!--le.)
posted by kestrel251 at 8:43 AM on January 22, 2012


Niçoise. It's a tasty little olive.
posted by heyho at 8:45 AM on January 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


Boosh. Short for Amuse Bouche because she's so darn tiny and delightful. :D Congrats!
posted by ninjakins at 8:45 AM on January 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


Whatever you do, once you've decided, go outside when people are around (or go outside in the dead of night when it's quiet) and scream the name five or six times.

My kids once named a pup "Rarf"... I'll never do that again.

Cute dog... I would name it Bacon!
posted by HuronBob at 8:46 AM on January 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


Steffi
posted by bonobothegreat at 8:47 AM on January 22, 2012


Julia
posted by quodlibet at 10:26 AM on January 22


This was my first thought too.
posted by jamesonandwater at 8:56 AM on January 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


Babka. Clearly this pup is a Babka.
posted by missmobtown at 8:57 AM on January 22, 2012


Ginger
posted by crazycanuck at 8:58 AM on January 22, 2012


Bean.
posted by dilettante at 9:03 AM on January 22, 2012


Dottie.
posted by These Birds of a Feather at 9:04 AM on January 22, 2012


Scampi
posted by txmon at 9:05 AM on January 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


Petit Chou. Which I was told once was an affectionate nickname meaning small cabbage. I dunno if it's true or not though.
posted by wwax at 9:06 AM on January 22, 2012


Aubergine
posted by oflinkey at 9:06 AM on January 22, 2012


Lagniappe.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 9:26 AM on January 22, 2012


SPANKY

otherwise biscuit
posted by elizardbits at 9:27 AM on January 22, 2012


Lillet
Kasha
Jamie
posted by Wordwoman at 9:39 AM on January 22, 2012


Peaches
posted by millerizer at 9:45 AM on January 22, 2012


Brie
posted by everybody polka at 9:47 AM on January 22, 2012


Scout
Pip
Nix
iPog
posted by bz at 10:16 AM on January 22, 2012


Ari Covert
posted by 23skidoo at 10:18 AM on January 22, 2012 [2 favorites]


biscuit!
posted by thatone at 10:23 AM on January 22, 2012


Roscoe
posted by kpetrich at 10:31 AM on January 22, 2012


Béchamel
posted by blacktshirtandjeans at 10:51 AM on January 22, 2012


amande
miel
Custard
marzipan
Honore
Praline
petit four
boule
Pavlova

Squeak Attack's idea of Miette is super cute!

If you do go with a french culinary name don't forget to refer to her little poos as baguettes!
posted by tinamonster at 10:53 AM on January 22, 2012


I pulled the picture up and asked my wife "What would you name this puppy?" She looked for a second and said "Biscuit!" So that's at least two votes for Biscuit even without seeing the food related prompt.
posted by borkencode at 10:53 AM on January 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


Babette, as in Babette's Feast.
posted by Pallas Athena at 11:02 AM on January 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


Jambon (Ham) (She's such a ham! Look at that face!)
posted by one4themoment at 11:16 AM on January 22, 2012


She looks like a Freyja.
posted by Willfull at 11:22 AM on January 22, 2012


I originally thought Spaetzle, but I'll third/fourth whoever said Choux.
posted by zix at 11:32 AM on January 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


Cassoulet
Micheline (Bibendum?)
Tartine
Coquette
Cacahuète or Arachide (both french for peanut)
Baguette
Camembert (Camembertine?)
Boulette
Bouton
Delphine
Mimolette
Raclette
posted by bluefrog at 12:03 PM on January 22, 2012


Aw, she looks delicious!

Pastries:

Madeleine
Eclair
Coco
Galette
Merengue
Mille-feuille
Petit-four

Miel - means "honey"

Doux - (pronounced "deuce") means "sweet"

Bonbon

Marzipan
posted by elizeh at 12:16 PM on January 22, 2012


She looks like the Hon. Anerable Caramel to me. Caramel means the same in French and in Catalan it is IIRC more like "candy" in general.
posted by jet_silver at 1:01 PM on January 22, 2012


Périgord
posted by rhizome at 1:53 PM on January 22, 2012


Dulce

Chip
posted by WeekendJen at 2:08 PM on January 22, 2012


Sweetpea or just Pea
posted by computech_apolloniajames at 3:03 PM on January 22, 2012 [2 favorites]


Cardigan.
posted by suedehead at 3:11 PM on January 22, 2012


Keep in mind that dogs mostly hear vowels. Also, I second the advice above that you pick a name that is easy to holler. Jambon, mentioned above, sounds good to me.
posted by hungrytiger at 4:08 PM on January 22, 2012


One more: frites as in pommes frites.
posted by tinamonster at 4:46 PM on January 22, 2012


Jam
Garlic
Sieve
Lavender
Bergamot
Sage
Sorrel
Lemon
Aloe
Simmer
Cuisine
Farfel
Fava
Filet
Morel
Yogurt
Panko
Mayo
Pasta
posted by sciencegeek at 5:33 PM on January 22, 2012


Waffle
posted by sciencegeek at 5:34 PM on January 22, 2012


Schnitzel... I hope I spelled that right
posted by cairnoflore at 5:36 PM on January 22, 2012


Seconding Sweetpea

Poppy

Chewy

Chickpea

Oreo

Crackers

Nice (the French city)

Pumpkin
posted by The ____ of Justice at 10:50 PM on January 22, 2012


Giada!
posted by motown missile at 10:55 PM on January 22, 2012


Don't rush to name your dog, I agree that a name will present itself. On the flipside, whatever name you give the dog may not be what you call it.

We named our little rescue terrier Helo since we're both BSG fans, and although it's cute it totally doesn't fit with his personality (Helo the character was a strong, loyal, hero-type, and our dog is wild and crazy and obnoxious). However, we jokingly started calling him Helo Monster (like Gila Monster, get it?), which morphed into Monster, which fits his personality a lot better.
posted by radioamy at 2:16 PM on January 23, 2012


Quiche
posted by deborah at 11:23 PM on January 23, 2012


So what did you end up naming her?
posted by obeetaybee at 5:56 PM on January 25, 2012 [1 favorite]


Thanks so much everyone. We narrowed it down to Roux, Miette, Mocha and Cocoa.

From there, we pretty much let her decide. Roux, which was my personal favorite, didn't inspire any response from the pup. Mocha did a bit better, but not as well as Miette and Cocoa. As of this morning, I think she's settled on Cocoa.

Her nickname is cocoa bean - not quite plate of beans, but close.
posted by joe vrrr at 8:33 AM on January 27, 2012


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