Pet Insurance Australia has seen an interesting trend toward pet names, with food coming up as a major influence in what we choose to call our feline friends and canine companions. 

“While researching the pet top names across the country, we noticed a very interesting pattern,” Nadia Crighton from Pet Insurance Australia says. “Food is certainly a driving force behind why many adoring pet owners choose to name their pets.” 

While television characters, cars, and famous people are also a big source of inspiration, it was certainly the food names that stood out.

From the more popular names such as Milo and Schnitzel to the chocolate-bar-inspired names – they all certainly scream a unique quality.  

“It was really interesting examining these names and illustrates the types of creativity pet owners have when choosing the perfect name for their forever friend,” Crighton says.

“It showcases the passion and humour nature many Australians have towards their pets. Even though many of us have not officially named our pets after food, most can attest that we have similar nicknames for our beloved companion animals.” 

Food, brand names, and well-known and loved treats top the lists, while other pet owners choose to name their pets after fruit and vegetables.

This is a great list for those pet lovers looking for additional inspiration to name their beloved furry friend. 

“There are certainly some interesting selections when it comes to food names for pets. Many times, this can reflect the look or the loving character of the pet, but all will definitely make a unique statement when out and about.” 

Food Pet Names 

  • Aioli 
  • Bacon 
  • Bagel 
  • Bread 
  • Camembert 
  • Cheese 
  • Cheeseburger 
  • Cheesecake
  • Marmite 
  • Mayo 
  • Milk-tea 
  • Milkshake 
  • Noodle 
  • Nachos 
  • Nugget 
  • Oreo 
  • Papadum 
  • Toast 
  • Vegemite 

Treat Inspired Names 

  • Biscuit 
  • Cadbury 
  • Cake 
  • Caramilk 
  • Cheezels 
  • Cherry Ripe 
  • Cherry Cola 
  • Chocolate 
  • Coco-Pops 
  • Cookie 
  • Gummy-Bear 
  • Hershey 
  • Jellybean 
  • Lollipop 
  • Liquorice 
  • Mars 
  • Marshmallow 
  • Milo 
  • Rolo 
  • Snickers 
  • Twix 

Fruit, Veg & a Hint of Spice 

  • Apple 
  • Apricot 
  • Avocado 
  • Bananas 
  • Basil 
  • Beansprout 
  • Blueberry 
  • Broccoli 
  • Butterbean 
  • Cabbage 
  • Citrus 
  • Cajun 
  • Chilli 
  • Grape 
  • Lemon 
  • Lychee 
  • Mango 
  • Paprika 
  • Pickle 
  • Pork Chop 
  • Potato 
  • Sage 
  • Salt 
  • Schnitzel 

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