We gave you the best Jewish foods to name your dog, and now it’s time to talk about naming your cat. Cat names aren’t as challenging as dog names for a few reasons: with dogs, you need a “commanding consonant,” whereas with cats there’s a good chance they’re never going to respond to your commands anyway.
According to PetMD, “One of the most popular ways to pick a cat name is to delve into your past.” While we’re not sure how naming a cat “Kitty” (yes, this is a super popular cat name) delves into your past, we will take this advice to heart. What better way to embrace this weird concept of connecting your past to your cat’s name than naming your cat after a Jewish food? Here are some ideas.
Sometimes, just sometimes, cats look like loaves of bread. They sit with their legs tucked under them, and magically, become a loaf.
I love it when cats fold themselves up like this, they look like little loaves of bread. 😹🍞 pic.twitter.com/zIaLz3qOhB
— Christel Dee (@ChristelDee) June 27, 2017
There’s a whole reddit subreddit dedicated to “Catloaf” images, and in there (of course), we found a challah cat:
Here’s a cat that looks like a marbled rye challah loaf:
What’s better than your cat looking like challah? Naming your cat challah.
2. Matzah Ball / Matzah
While it was on our list for dog names (we argued it works when your dog “legitimately looks like a matzah ball“), it honestly makes more sense as a cat name. It checks off a few boxes: connection to the past (you’ll think of your grandma’s matzah ball soup), cutesy, and unique.
Plus, cats curl up into balls and you can look at your cat and think, “Aww, Matzah Ball is sleeping in a ball!”
Also, according to the Internet, cats like matzah balls:
me: did you eat half a matzah ball?
me: then the cat ate half a matzah ball.
— dana 🌈 (@eatswords) February 16, 2018
Brisket is an adorable internet personality cat that inspired the inclusion of the name Brisket on this list.
But there are so many cats named Brisket on Instagram (@briskethefuckingcat, @brisketthecat, @brisket_the_cat, etc.) making us think Brisket is perhaps the name you give your cat when you want it to become internet famous.
Cats named Brisket are also on Twitter:
Here's a pic of Brisket. Safe on my lap. And also a funny pic of my cat Wolly. pic.twitter.com/MYBR1dFzBu
— Mike Mitchell (@BDayBoysMitch) September 23, 2016
Maybe Brisket is the Internet’s favorite Jewish food cat name? Please let us know.
This just makes sense as a cat name. I don’t have any logic behind it, besides this adorable cat on Instagram named Rugelach:
Many people search for “cute cat names” when naming their cat. Because, duh, cats are cute, so they deserve a “cute” name. Enter “bialy,” arguably the cutest name on this list. Can’t you imagine squealing “bialy” when looking at a kitten!?
While Bialy did not make CatNamesCity.com’s list of “Cute Cat Names,” we think it deserves to be there.
Cats can look like challah, but cats can also look like babka. You heard it here first. (You can also name your cat “Chocolate Babka,” “Cinnamon Babka” or any other type of babka. The possibilities are endless!)
Also, while researching cats named babka, we found this adorable Yelp review: “We named our cat Babka, then made a trip uptown to Zabar’s to buy their chocolate babka and show it to our little loaf of joy.”
Here’s the picture of Babka the cat staring down a babka: