The Foodie’s Guide To Naming Your Dog

Written by: Dina Fantegrossi

October 24, 2015

Do you love to prepare gourmet meals? Devote your spare time to baking? Scour Farmer’s Markets for the best Organic produce? Or maybe you’re like me and you just love to eat. If your biggest passions in life are food and dogs then you have clicked on the right link, my friends!

When it comes time to name the new addition to your pup pack, why not take a little inspiration from the culinary world? You can choose a chef you admire, your favorite guilty pleasure (mmmmm, ice cream), or maybe you’ll find some inspiration here.

A word of warning before we start: even if your dog has a delicious name and a face that sends you into fits of cuteness aggression, DO NOT attempt to bite your best friend!


Baked Goods:

Bagel, Beignet, Biscuit, Brownie, Cookie, Cupcake, Pita, Macaroon, Strudel, Bundt, Snickerdoodle, Buckeye, Melba, Hoagie, Angel (food cake), Babka, Meringue, Tiramisu, Rosette, Honey Bun


Ambrosia, Candy, Honey,  Jellybean, Jimmie, Licorice, Lollipop, Marshmallow, Marmalade, Pudding, Sherbet, Sugar, Toffee, Butterscotch, Waffle, Hershey, Nestle, Reese, Oreo, Tootsie, Snickers, Wonka, Razzle, Skittle, Jujy, Twix, Twizzler, Bazooka, SnoBall, Twinkie



Pretzel, Salsa, Bruschetta, Pringle, Cheeto, Cheezit, Triscuit, Hummus, Dorito, Ritz, Tostito



Ahi, Anchovy, Sushi, Oyster, Shrimp, Squid, Carp, Catfish, Grouper, Pike, Mahi, Trout, Tilapia, Wahoo



Fro-Yo, Yoplait, Oikos, Chobani, Ben & Jerry (you gotta do this with two dogs!), Breyer, Edy, Klondike, Haagen Dasz, Gelato

And for you cheese connoisseurs: Edam, Gouda, Cheddar, Pimento, Alma, Ambert, Alpine, Alverca…There are literally hundreds of cheeses, so if that’s your thang, just hit up Google for a full list!


Fruits/ Veggies:

Apple, Cherry, Durian, Guava, Kumquat, Kiwi, Lemon, Mango, Olive, Peach, Pumpkin, Raisin, Apricot, Banana, Clementine, Endive, Habanero, Iceberg, Jicama, Kale, Maize, Okra, Pickle, Parsnip, Rhubarb, Romaine, Sprout, Spud, Turnip, Wasabi, Yam, Zucchini

chili pepper

Beans & Nuts:

Butterbean, Edamame, Fava, Hazel, Jordan (almond), Lentil, Peanut, Cashew, Pistachio, Cocoa, Pecan, Lima, Garbanzo, Pinto

Spices & Seeds: 

Cinnamon, Chili, Dill, Flax, Ginger, Sesame, Poppy, Herb, Nutmeg, Pepper, Quinoa, Rosemary, Rye, Saffron, Sage, Cayenne, Cilantro, Curry, Fennel, Paprika



Fritter, Gyro, Meatball, Noodle, Porkchop, Patty, Quiche, Sausage, Taco, Tofu, Veal, Yakitori, Alfredo, Miso, Gazpacho


Julienne, Blanch, Demi (Glace), Dice, Filet, Poach, Puree, Saute, Sprinkle, Vandyke, Zest



Wok, Spatula, Spork, Griddle, Ladle, Mandoline, Mezzaluna, Mortar, Pestle, Tamis



Emeril, Julia, Ramsay, Flay, Oliver, Wolfgang, Puck, Bourdain, Keller, Ray, Deen, Giada, Fieri, Jacques, Ina, Alton, Symon, Adria, Zimmern, Vikram, Levi, Mario



Written by: Dina Fantegrossi

October 24, 2015