Taylor Swift has added another kitten to her brood and named her new pet after one of her favourite Tv characters.

The Love Story hitmaker introduced her new cat on Instagram.com on Wednesday (18Jun14), showing off a tiny white kitten, which sits in her lap.

Swift added in a caption, "Meet Olivia Benson," a name in honour of Mariska Hargitay's detective character on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, which the singer has previously cited as one of her favourite Tv shows.

She told Teen Vogue, "If I could have dinner with anyone it would be Detective Olivia Benson from Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. I sit in my apartment and watch hours of that show. So I sort of feel like me and Olivia are Bffs (best friends forever)."

The kitten joins Swift's other beloved cat, Meredith, who was named after Grey's Anatomy surgeon Meredith Grey, played by Ellen Pompeo.