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Old 04-16-2010, 01:09 PM
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What "pet" names do you call your significant other?

Not going to make it a poll as I would expect that the possibilities are too great to accurately represent all of them.

I would expect there will be a lot of traditional ones such as: honey, sweetie, and darling. So what do you call your SO and if your brave enough, what do they call you most frequently?

Okay I'll go first. I call my wife "babe" more frequently than anything else.
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Old 04-16-2010, 01:11 PM
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Darling.
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Old 04-16-2010, 01:14 PM
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For both of us, "Pooky" is probably the most common. I like it when he calls me "pocketfish". He can't remember why he started calling me that, but it makes me feel fuzzy
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Old 04-16-2010, 01:34 PM
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She's "little one." I'm "dragon."

With my first wife, I was "bunny." She was "baby toad" (I picked it to show that the literal meaning of the words were less important than the intent. It was not a comment on anything -- just two words I chose off the top of my head. She loved the name, BTW, and I asked if she would be bothered when I first used it).
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Old 04-16-2010, 01:39 PM
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I call him "Pup" a lot. He calls me "Pottamus" sometimes and then I kick him.
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Old 04-16-2010, 01:44 PM
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He calls me sweetie, cutie, and rabbit (we met online-dating, and rabbit was part of my username)

I call him cupcake and sweet-pea.
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Old 04-16-2010, 01:51 PM
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We call each other Pup.

I call him My Bones, because he helps give me form and structure - without him I'd feel like a puddle of protoplasm and goo.

He calls me Pie. Sometimes he will rhapsodize about what sort of filling I have, and whether I'm single crust or double crust or lattice crust.
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Old 04-16-2010, 01:58 PM
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My new boyfriend calls me "baby" which made me uncomfortable at first, but it's growing on me. I mostly call him "babe". One of my exes used to call me Sammi (my name is Sam) and it would just make me melt. I used to call him "boy wonder"...not sure how that one started, but it stuck for a while. At some point we dropped the cutesy names, though.
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Old 04-16-2010, 01:59 PM
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I'm not very creative - usually it's "sweetie," "honey," etc. I try not to let on that I call everyone by nicknames like that because I'm getting senile and can't recall their real names...

However, he calls me "Homie" sometimes, due to a funny interlude/misunderstanding. When we were on our honeymoon, Mr. Matata was snuggled up to me, with his face kind of buried in my neck. He swears that he said "I love you, honey," but I heard "I love you, homie." (For the record, we are two of the whitest middle-aged people you'll ever meet.) Ever since, I've been Mr. M's "homie."
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Old 04-16-2010, 02:05 PM
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I call her "Pet," "Petal," "Sweetie," and "Poops" or "Poopsie." She calls me "Dear," "Darling," "Sweetheart," and "Ok, knock it off."
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Old 04-16-2010, 02:33 PM
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Mostly, DH calls me sweetie or Mrs. Farthead and I call him Roo (his name is Roger) or Monkeyhead. No clue where these came from at all. My ex and I used to call each other Weez (again, no idea) or Weasel.


With friends I really like (and who can handle my sarcastic self), I am prone to calling them "Dolt" (always with love). I tell them if anyone besides me calls you that, it's an insult.
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Old 04-16-2010, 02:33 PM
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Well, I have a bunch of slang sayings that I call him, but I call lots of men those, so I guess those aren't pet names (Daddy, God, Killa, Nigga and Playa).

But I don't have an actual pet name exclusive to him.

He likes to call me Fat Girl, but he says it, "Fot Gal", which I love.
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Old 04-16-2010, 03:41 PM
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I call him honey, sweetie, or Vinnie.


He calls me bella, sweetie, or Sharon (that's not my name.)
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Old 04-16-2010, 05:45 PM
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Hm...one ex used to call me "Little Sweet", I mostly called her Kittencat or Kitty.

Oddest nickname I've ever had for a girlfriend was Waterpig. She actually liked it.
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Old 04-16-2010, 06:34 PM
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Okay I'll go first. I call my wife "babe" more frequently than anything else.
I probably split 50/50 between "babe" and "mama".
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Old 04-16-2010, 06:47 PM
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I don't really use pet names. When girls I've been with have referred to me by a pet name, I usually go over the top and start ending every sentence with a cutsie name as punishment.

My last girl called me 'Daddy,' as did the girl before that. But she was Hispanic, so it came out "Papi."

Daddy/Papi/Sir, etc are the only pet names I'll tolerate. :P
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Old 04-16-2010, 06:55 PM
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"Babe". I'm surprised more didn't say this.
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Old 04-16-2010, 11:13 PM
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I call my boy "sweetness". I haven't told him yet that I got it from Stephen Colbert, as that's what calls his gun (the one he has a romantic relationship with.) (what?)

I'm glad to know some of you call your SO's "pup." I have a dog and I call her "puppy" and for some reason I have a nearly irresistible urge to call my boy "puppy" as well. I don't, tho.
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Old 04-16-2010, 11:23 PM
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I call him honey; I have no idea how it came about, but one day we realized how old a nickname it is (we're in our early 20's) and how stereotypical.

He calls me panda. Like the fuzzy animal. Mostly because I'm slow moving at the end of the night, after the gym and work.
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Old 04-17-2010, 01:41 AM
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I call him "Facehead" or sometimes just "Face" for short.
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Old 04-17-2010, 02:07 AM
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My husband and I are self-admittedly disgustingly overkill with our petnames for each other. There are many, but he calls me "bunny" most frequently. I call him "Tommybearwah" or just "Bearwah." Ugh.

Principessa (Italian for 'princess') is an occasional one stemming from our first date watching the movie, "Life is Beautiful" together. I really could go on and on, but this is too much as it is, haha.
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Old 04-17-2010, 05:09 AM
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Along with 'babe' and 'sweetie,' we also call each other 'loon' and 'goofball.'
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Old 04-17-2010, 06:22 AM
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I called my last girlfriend SmoochieFace. I'm not proud of that.
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Old 04-17-2010, 12:25 PM
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Daddy/Papi/Sir, etc are the only pet names I'll tolerate. :P
You don't happen to have a shining white beard, an army of polydactile cats at home and a slew of dead African animals on your conscience?
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Old 04-17-2010, 02:28 PM
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I call her "babes" and we both respond to "bubby" Which is also what we call the youngest dog, as in "The Bubby has to pee, take her out!"
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Old 04-17-2010, 06:58 PM
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You don't happen to have a shining white beard, an army of polydactile cats at home and a slew of dead African animals on your conscience?
No. Just a penchant for BDSM.
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Old 04-17-2010, 09:53 PM
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I typically call my wife jizz-biscuit. She calls me love rocket, hammer (you know, because of the pounding on the love nail), or sometimes, the The Incredible Mr. Bratwurst.










Just kidding. I call her honey or sometimes beauty, she calls me honey and sweetie. She calls our kids booger and bean.
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Old 04-17-2010, 09:55 PM
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I typically call my wife jizz-biscuit.
I almost thought I'd found a kindred spirit. I've called a girlfriend "jizzmop" on a few occasions. Oh well.
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Old 04-17-2010, 11:02 PM
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No. Just a penchant for BDSM.
I knew there was a reason I liked you.

I call Sr. Olives ''Squish.'' He calls me Squish, too. We have a whole thing, we're squishalopes who roam the wild frontier. Squish is also a verb in our household. We squish frequently.

We also call one another ''Husband'' and ''Wife.'' As in, ''Husband, come squish with me!'' (My Aunt started this with her husband, but then shortened it to '''Bend, and now makes up variations on 'Bend, such as Bendolin or Bendjamin.)

I also call him ''Angel Wings'' or the Spanish version, ''Alas de Ángel.''

Alternatively, ''Dom.'' (Uh, given my response to Clockwork above, I should clarify that's his actual name.)

He calls me ''my little _____.'' Chickadee, octopus, sea cucumber, strumpet. He knows I like weird creatures so he tries to call me the weirdest thing he can think of.

We've gone through a lot of different phases in 8 years. My fondest was ''My Little Pumpernickel Loaf.'' Loaf for short. I would say, ''I love you, Loaf! I loaf you, Love!''

I wish I could say it's gooshy romance stuff, but it's really not. I'm just a really silly person in general. It was bound to affect my love life.
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Old 04-17-2010, 11:43 PM
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I knew there was a reason I liked you.
Of all the things to like me for, it's my sexual deviance that does it.
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Old 04-18-2010, 12:18 AM
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I almost thought I'd found a kindred spirit. I've called a girlfriend "jizzmop" on a few occasions. Oh well.
Jizzmop. I like it. I'll have to try and work that into the conversation.
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Old 04-18-2010, 12:21 AM
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Jizzmop. I like it. I'll have to try and work that into the conversation.
Try doing it right after using her as one. That's probably for the best.
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Old 04-18-2010, 01:34 AM
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Jizzmop. I like it. I'll have to try and work that into the conversation.
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Old 04-18-2010, 01:46 AM
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Try doing it right after using her as one. That's probably for the best.
That was the plan. If I used the term before, I probably wouldn't get the chance at using her as one. Maybe for a couple of months.
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Old 04-18-2010, 01:49 AM
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That was the plan. If I used the term before, I probably wouldn't get the chance at using her as one. Maybe for a couple of months.
Go for it. Keep us updated.
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Old 04-18-2010, 05:40 PM
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I refer to her on teh Interwebz as SWMBO (She Who Must Be Obeyed).

In real life, I call her Punkee or Bobcat.
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Old 04-18-2010, 09:26 PM
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Apple Bunny.

Because once while dating, we stopped at a convenience store for snacks and they had these danishes called Snow Bunnies and Apple Bunnies and we had to have some.

Stoopid 21 year olds.
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Old 04-19-2010, 04:29 AM
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We call each other Shmeek, Shmeeker, Shmeekerton...he calls me Shmeeky Von Shmeekerton/Von Shmeek sometimes. Occasionally he's "duck" or "penguin" and sometimes I'm his "Tiny One."

Since we recently got engaged, I've started calling him Mr. Levins, and he's called me Mrs. Levins. Which sounds odd, like we're someone's parents.

All this is an addition to the usual "Honey/hon/baby/babe" stuff.
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Old 04-19-2010, 07:59 AM
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I call Mig "Papi" sometimes. He loves it.

He calls me Baby more than my own name. It's when he calls me by name that really tickles me though. It's the accent. Ceeen-deee. ::swoons::
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Old 04-19-2010, 09:02 AM
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I've been calling her "Bella" since I moved to Japan in 1995. She used to call me "Suave" during our dating years.

Since we tied the knot, she's called me "(first name)-chan" or "(first name)-suke".
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Old 04-19-2010, 09:34 AM
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I've been calling her "Bella" since I moved to Japan in 1995. ".
I love 'Bella' and I also love that L.G. Butts calls his wife 'Beauty'. That's just nice.
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Old 04-19-2010, 10:19 AM
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On occasion she'll call me Baron, and I really like it when she does. Usually, though, it is sweetie or honey.

I have called her a lot of silly names over the years, but the only one that has really stuck is Hot-pants.

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I call my wife toots and chicken. I don't remember how chicken came about but she liked it and now we have all kinds of chicken stuff at home (tea kettle, salt n pepper shaker, etc.). Her email address has chicken in it.

When I'm in the mood to annoy her, I call her Al Qaeda. Her maiden name is Mohammed.
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Old 04-19-2010, 11:31 AM
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"Shmoopy" of course!

In regular, everyday conversation it's "babe" or "darling" for both of us. When I'm being sarcastic or mocking him for being English (which is often ) I call him "Nigel" or "your majesty".

It was about 2 1/2 years before I realized when he called me "me-JAY" he was actually calling me "midget" with a mock French accent, like when people pronounce Target as "tar-JAY". Here I thought it was some romantical term of endearment.

He then started calling me "frogmella" which I thought sounded cute and was maybe the name of a character out of one of his son's cartoons. It most certainly is not and that name has been permanently retired.
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Old 04-19-2010, 11:43 AM
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I call him "Cookie", or "Cookie froggie". Don't ask why.
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Old 04-19-2010, 11:57 AM
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My ex used to call me McClintock. That is neither my first nor last name, it's not even close, I don't know who McClintock is. Where did he get that from? I asked him and he didn't really have an answer. I was programmed in his phone as McClintock. He was indeed a strange man.
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I call her "angel," "love," and "sweetie," in order of frequency. When the conversation is more narrative than amorous, I call her "girlfriend" (as in "Girlfriend, tell me about it!"). Once I called her "Boo" and she looked at me quizzically. "Boo?" I think she hadn't heard of that one before.

Her favorite endearment for me is "babygirl."
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Old 04-19-2010, 03:38 PM
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The last time I answered this question around here, I went for a joke and said "Godzilla."





This was a mistake.






So now I answer "Light of my Life, Love of my heart, the Center of my existance."
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I call her Piglet, Bob, Mausi, Mops, Stinky, Drippy and Spenser.
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Old 04-19-2010, 04:01 PM
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"Sweetie", "Babybutt" and, on occasion, "Miss Hottieknockers".

I generally call The Littlest Briston "Goose".
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