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Culinary name for kitten

post #1 of 51
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Hello all,

I haven't been on much lately, I've been really busy with school and prepping for culinary school (in three semesters I'll be there) and haven't had the time to spare. This morning, as I stumbled into the living room on my desperate search for coffee, my stepmother exclaimed some news I am very excited to share.

In one month, I will be receiving a Manx kitten. Those of you who aren't aware, Manx cats do not have tails. Kind of like this:

I'm starting to think of names for the kitten and would love something culinary related. Anything from culinary terms, like Julienne, to liqueurs such as Amaretto, I'm just searching for ideas. I'm not sure if it's a male or female, so I would like your ideas for both. I need some help in this, and with you guys, I know that the sky is the limit.

Thank you very much for your creative ideas, Gummy Bear
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post #2 of 51
With all those claws and teeth, cuts and knives are my first choice. Even some brand name might be fun.
post #3 of 51
Catnip, gotta be . . . <g>
post #4 of 51
Oh come on. Everyone needs to have a Sabatier Tiger running amok in the house.

Or a Baron Von Wusthof. Haven't you ever seen a cat get their Henkels up?
post #5 of 51
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HAHA, you are a very very clever guy.
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post #6 of 51
How about Ramsey?
As a tribute to Gordon Ramsay (food connection!) It is also the name of the capital of the Isle of Man, and every citizen is known as a manxman!
post #7 of 51
Whisk! The tail made me think of that. Or Whiskey, but the color isn't right.
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post #8 of 51
But a manx has no tail.... They do have whiskers though.
post #9 of 51
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That was just a cat I found online to show the tailless cat, I'm not sure what the little guy/gal looks like yet.
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post #10 of 51
how about a technical name for the tail of a fish or tail of beef filet.....that way (s)he'll have a tail name.:p

It's hard to name a kitty without knowing it's personality. funny story, we adopted a cat from Soulard Farmer's Market when my sons were 6, 8 & 13 years old....so they named black kitty "Mel" after Mel Brooks....my middle son adored this cat and insisted that Mel was a male until Mel actually gave birth to part persian babies. Mel's pregnant belly was dragging the ground and he still insisted she was a he. Mel, became Melamina soon after the babies arrived.
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post #11 of 51
I had a female orange tabby once that seemed mostly manx (body shape). The kids named it Bunny because she kind of reminded them of a rabbit. Maybe something along the lines of a rabbit?
post #12 of 51
Sushi. Back in grade 5 our class received some ducklings. One of them was named Sushi.
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post #13 of 51

The obvious name....

People, people...you are missing the most obvious name for a kitty: "Mire Paw"
post #14 of 51
That's pretty good too.
post #15 of 51
General Custard
Bechamel
Blueberry
Pepper
Basil
Scallopini
Butter

Haha, but seriously the best thing to do is to sit down with your favorite cookbook and underline the words that you like. I'd go for an Italian cookbook or a french sauce book.

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post #16 of 51
Puttanesca
Haricot Vert
Catsup
Langues-de-chat (cat's tongues)
Kiwi
Cuitlacoche or Huitlacoche [wheet-lah-KOH-chay] corn smut
Margherite (daisies)
Truffles (I think I like this one best)

If it's a similar color to the one pictured: Sel Gris (grey salt)
If it's orange: Maltaise
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post #17 of 51
Is it kind for me to say that I think it is cruel to keep breeding from those tail-less cats?
post #18 of 51
Most of the specialty breed dog and cat have some sort of deformity/genetic malfunction. And there are those who say its cruel.
post #19 of 51
I had a (pretty wild) cat who was part manx. Her kittens had all kinds of weird tails. One had a half-length tail that was bent 90 degrees in the middle. None of them seemed to have any genetic weakness, but then again, they were mixed breed.

My favorite cat I've had was the orange tabby manx I mentioned earlier, She had 3 distinct meows, one of which was a lot like a dog bark.
post #20 of 51
I've got a little kitty named Roux :lips: (the screen name came before the cat).
post #21 of 51
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hehe Roux is cute. So is Truffles. And, much to my parents'(and boyfriend's) dismay, Wusthof is growing on me too. I've gotten other suggestions including: Mocha, Brie, Biscotti, and a few very ridiculous ones that should not even be mentioned
("Come here Giblet/scallop/mousse"... nope can't see it.)

It won't be as soon as I thought, it may be in April that I get her/him.

Can't use Mocha, the parents used to have a cat named: Mocha Lee Jones, the demon kitty from H***. Yup, full name. Poor cat, I can only hope mine has a sense of humor if he's named Sir Wusthof.
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post #22 of 51
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I've grown up with two manx cats. They have an awesome personality. Their balance is right on, the only thing is that when cats get irritated, they flick their tails. My last Manx flicked her rear end for she had no tail to flick. It was adorable.

Her name was Bianca Jaguar. Yes, those of you that caught it, it's a play on names for Bianca Jagger. My dad has no room to talk if I name my cat after a knife.
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post #23 of 51
Wusthof Schwanzlos
post #24 of 51
Schwanzlos means tail-less in German. Sounds dignified, too. But hard to pronounce without spitting. If your cat spits at you, time to say the full name.
post #25 of 51
i second sushi.
post #26 of 51
Mire Paw! I love it...Gummy Bear when the critter comes, pictures, pictures, pictures!! I have four rescue cats name Pullo, Vorenus, Nero, and Ceasar!!! All bad and spoiled....
post #27 of 51
how about


diablo
or
dauphinoise
or
cupcake
or
Valrhona
or
petite pois
or
chantilly
or
hestor (blumenthal)
or
goujon
or
mac (mac n cheese)
or
ambrosia
or
creampuff
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post #28 of 51
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Oh, there will be quite a few pictures. I'm very excited, although the date keeps getting postponed. I also like Brie, but I think it will have Tabby markings so brie wouldn't quite fit. So it's looking like truffles if it's a girl, Sir Wusthof if it's a male.

The boyfriend wants the name to be able to switch to nicknames so he went and looked up truffles: truffle butter, truffle oil, chocolate truffle, black truffle, truffle salt, truffle shuffle (:(), and others so he likes truffle. Wusthof was harder but he decided he could call him Wustifer (like Lucifer) since cats don't seem to like him.

Sushi is cute though, I'll have to play around with it.:)
Mire Paw is also something to look into.

Thank you guys, I knew someone would understand the need to have a culinary cat. :lol:
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post #29 of 51
How about...."Mits on Plaice"? (mise en place)

I like Wusthof and Truffles

Cats are great in kitchens - you get lots of free legs rubs every day and its somebody non-judgemental to talk with :)
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post #30 of 51
When you open that can of tuna you get more than leg rubs. Claws in the leg more like it. My cat got excited any time I opened a can and she mostly ate dry food from a bag. But if it was Tuna, she got way excited because I'd let her like any liquid and remnants from the can.
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