A lot of people have fun names for their starter— mine is labeled with “sourdough” in all the languages my roommates and I study
Made a sourdough starter this week and decided to name it after Cordelia because my husband loves her and because, well, she grows on you...
Used AI to name my sourdough starter... the results are about what you'd expect.
We (my partner and I) trained the AI algorithm on over 3k real sourdough starter names. The unique names generated included:
- Bread Party
- Stinky bubbles
- Space Bread
- Bordough Sourdough
- Sour Francisco
- Bread Baby Cakespeare
- The BreaDad
- Sponge Tart
- Fan Ob’s Dough
- The Beastwood
- San Frank
- Sourdough Stan
- Breading Boy
- Dough Bay
- Old Yeaston
Of course, it also generated these:
- KrengBwhif the yeast
- Dorge D
Moral of the story: AI is not likely to replace us any time soon when it comes to naming our sourdough starters. To learn more about this project, sourdough citizen science projects, and to name your own sourdough using our sourdough name generator visit: https://microbeinstitute.org/sourdough-name-generator
Help me name my sourdough starter!
Started my first sourdough starter today and gave him the most appropriate name!
When you’re a lifelong Scrubs fan and also need to name your sourdough starter...
Made a new kneading board in a class my mom signed us up for. Now i need to think of a WoT inspired name for my sourdough starter (i tried doughedien but i think using one of the forsakens names cursed it cause it died.)
This is what happens when a 4 year old names your sourdough starter
Finally picked the perfect name for my sourdough starter
Does anyone else have a name for their starter or am I just the only crazy one? I love my sourdough son, Breadly Cooper.
New to baking. Learned it’s important to name your sourdough starter. Meet Doughvid-19
When making sourdough bread, you need to come up with a yeast colony starter. It’s tradition to give it a name
Real proud daddy day today! My unborn baby has started to kick and my first sourdough starter popped it’s lid. Photo is after cleaning up and it’s name is Babby after Andrew Rea aka Binging With Babish
We used inspiration from the twins to name our new sourdough starter.
[Thanks] InfantMetal for the jar for my baby sourdough starter. His name is Homer because he should produce lots of “dohs”. I’ll show myself out.
Is it normal to talk to his first sourdough starter and give it a name?
The last week, maybe even the last two, I got a bit into baking bread. Two days ago, I made my very first starter :D
I named him Conni :) after his first day, he didn't do much. But now, on his second, he bubbles a bit, and I'm very excited about every little bubble!
Since he didn't do anything after his first day, I sometimes talked to him, and told him that I believe in him :)
Am I weird?
Finally have a name for my sourdough starter
Sourdough starter name request
I'm making a sourdough starter from scratch for my husband as a gift (he wants to start baking sourdough!) and it's traditional to give your starter as name, as it develops it's own character and can live for decades.
I love puns, so that would be fun eg. 'Clint Yeastwood' 'All you knead is love'
But I also like the idea of a name that reflects 'love', or 'forever', or 'eternal' etc. I like the word 'perpetual'. I think no longer than 2 words would be best, so it is kinda like an actual name.
Thank-you in advance name nerds!
I've been enjoying lockdown here in NZ. I've started baking again (my wife is coming home to hot meals and fresh baking). Just started my first sourdough starter (day 2). The blue cloth makes him/her to Arabian - but what to name it?
Does your sourdough starter have a name?
Ian on GBBO named his Yorick. Mine is named Paul Hollywood (and a portion I gave to my dad is named Paul Jr.). Has anyone else been as lame as me and named your starter?
My brand-new baby sourdough starter needs a name!
Okay everybody what is the awesome pun-tastic name of your sourdough starter? And how old is it?
Mine is Vincent Van Grow. And he's just a baby. He's my third starter but the only one who's still alive.
Wife let me name her sourdough starter
Newbie here, never made bucha before, so feeling way outta my depths. I’ve started my scoby, it’s about 2 weeks old, when can I used her? Also do you name them, like a sourdough starter?
Quarantine sourdough starter - This baby needs a name.
Quentin Quarantino, the name of this starter that is all of 3 days old. I am an avid yeast baker but alas there is no yeast to be found. This will be my first attempt at my own starter. I am look forward to adventures in sourdough baking.
Sourdough Beer Bread from KAF's website. This is the first time I made sourdough, and my son wanted to name our starter Bob. So this is BOB, Bread Of Bob.
Hi! Are you in the USA? Are you wanting to try sourdough? I’m happy to help! I have a well-established starter (his name is Herman) that has been helping feed my family for years. His children and grandchildren are in my friends and families kitchens. If you’d like to try - shoot me a DM.
Help name my sourdough starter?
Fact: It is bad luck to have a sourdough starer without a name!
I flared this as a pet name because it's technically alive. And it needs a name.
I am looking for something… bready? Something that evokes hearth and home. Or even a pun would be fine!
I considered Fornax, a Roman goddess of baking, but her name sounds sexual to me, and whatever I choose will be prominently displayed on the jar. I'm not disqualifying the name based on that, but I want to see what other ideas people can come up with.
EDIT: We have a winner! My 9-year-old cast the deciding vote. Thanks to everyone who helped!
I'm still learning but I'm improving! Left is my 2nd attempt at slashing my sourdough with a razor. I don't have a Dutch oven so I sprayed the oven with water as soon as I put the dough on my pizza stone. Any tips/advice/feedback would be appreciated! My starter is 2.5 years old; her name is Bertha.
First ever! Followed Alton Browns no knead sourdough with non bleached AP, hoping to have bread flour and a starter ready soon! Any ideas for sourdough starter names??
This afternoon my daughter started her first ever sourdough starter using KAF. It’s name is John. Long live John!
Need a name for my sourdough starter
Hi name nerds! I need help coming up with a name for my sourdough starter. I’m determined not to kill him/her this time and I think a name will help. I like classic, strong, vintage-y names. To give you an example, my daughters name is Margot Rose. Thanks for your help!
I named my sourdough starter
What should I name my Sourdough Starter? [No Spoilers]
I want a twin peaks themed name for my sourdough starter. I’m thunking something like Doughra Palmer, Doughvid Lynch, or Diane Levains (leavens).
Any idea on what to choose? I’d hope to have a pun on a name. But I have trouble making a name that would fit.
Ideas or suggestions would be awesome:)
I’ve also considered just naming it BOB or Garmonbozia.
Sourdough Starter Names :)
My two starters are called:
- Professor Dumbledough
what did you call yours?
Check out the crumb on my first attempt at sourdough! Starter's name is Tribble.
Day four of growing/feeding my own sourdough starter. Ive got about 1 day of feeding left before I can start baking with it. But I think I’m gonna name of Dough (pronounced “Doug” the “h” is silent) lol
First attempt after watching the ultimate sourdough video and the starter video. So much work but oh so worth it! I need to make this a weekly thing so I can improve and justify buying a combo cooker. I named my starter Rona. I want to remember something good coming out of this time.
Just mixed my first sourdough starter (dark rye) what should I name it?
What should I name my sourdough starter? (List included)
I've just started a new starter and I need to pick a name. I feel as though it must be a dough pun. Which of these should I pick?
Wolfgang Amadeus Doughzart
Doughhann Sebastian Bach
Sourdough! I’ve used Joshua Weissman’s method for sourdough for about 10 months. I love it. I named my starter Lucille Bluth because she’s a little sour and she feeds off of Rye.
How many of you name your sourdough starter?
What did you name your sourdough starter?