How many pets do you know named Kitty? Or Max? When it comes to pet names, some will always be popular. There will never be a shortage of cats named Tiger or dogs named Sam, so why not opt for something a little more creative; perhaps a name that isn't even a name at all? If you're looking to bring a furry friend into your life, consider giving them a name based on your second favorite thing: food. These are 19 of the best food names to give your pet.
The names below are grouped by meal. First is breakfast, then lunch, then dinner, then dessert. Each has been specially selected based on a few criteria. Things that were considered include popularity of the food, popularity of the name, cuteness, silliness, and uniqueness. Dietary restrictions were also taken into account; a vegetarian wouldn't want a cat names hamburger, for instance. All in all, if you are a person with a pet and also a person who eats food, you're going to find at least one name on this list that resonates.
Science has consistently shown pets make people happy. A study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychiatry connects pet ownership to sociability, increased self-esteem, conscientiousness, and decreased levels of anxiety. If you're in a place in life that would allow you to adopt a pet, consider doing so — they'll definitely make you happier, and especially with a cute food-themed name.