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DearSugar's Week of Big Love: Tell Us Your Endearing "Pet" Name, Babycakes!

DearSugar's Week of Big Love: Tell Us Your Endearing "Pet" Name, Babycakes!

After a very informal survey, I discovered that very few couples of my generation have created cute little pet names for each other. Has this sweet and intimate tradition between lovers become a lost art? Is cute dead? Please please please tell me it isn't true!

Thankfully, everyone I talked with seemed to remember affectionate nicknames between grandparents or parents, aunts and uncles. Here's the brief list I collected: Bubby, Pooky, Popie, Sweet Cheeks, Schweebers, Mama Bear, Chicomambasso, and Boo.

Dear readers, in honor of Valentine's day and all things schmoopy, please share with us your own private pet name, one you've given to a lover, or one you remember hearing between friends or relatives. And long live silliness and sweetness!

redlilly24 redlilly24 8 years
my hubby calls me sweetie, but used to calll me scratch n' sniff cause he liked the way I smell, also used to call me was babydoll and lovebug after cutsie stuffed animal we had.
cdygrl cdygrl 8 years
I call my man Goose (because he's one silly goose) and he calls me his principessa (like in the movie Life is Beautiful)
VanillaSilje VanillaSilje 10 years
Well I'm norwegian, so maybe it does'nt make any sence, but... I call him "Smaskens". In norwegian, the sound of kissing is called a SMASK! He calls me "Min schöna Fru". That's actually swedish, and means "my beautiful wife".
ninjastarlett ninjastarlett 10 years
Actually, some really sweet ones came out of my bf lately... Google's Summer Internship logo has a little sun in place of the second "o", which I think is adorable. When I mentioned that, he said "You're my little sun..." then proceeded with an analogy of how I always bring brightness and cheer to him. Also, we were watching Paul Potts sing "Nessun Dorma" on Britain's Got Talent (via youtube) and he called me his "prinipessa" (princess). Normally, we go by tradition "hon", "honey", and "love". Also, for no real reason, the word "nup".
iheartfooty iheartfooty 10 years
Nice to see banana calling him pookie.....i am NOT the only mad one then
jaxon jaxon 10 years
I call him the age old "Pooh Bear" and he calls me "Mater" form Cars (long story) THere are a few others that aren't for public consumption lol Holla Back!
PrincessLola PrincessLola 10 years
Rubber chicken! ROFL!!! :) I call my fee-ancee 'Tiger', cos he does this sexy growl... he calls me "Plum pie" - no idea why. now practically everyone calls him Tiger :p
aistea311 aistea311 10 years
I tried calling my BF boobie one day, and he hated it. So I just call him amor. He calls me babe(nothing original) one of my exe's used to call me mama and he was papa, (we both liked the mama's and the papa's)
grl-in-the-world grl-in-the-world 10 years
My boyfriend and I are nickname crazy with each other and all of our pets! We seem to come up with a new nickname everyday. He likes to call me sweet-pea, muffin, baby, I call him honey-bunny and baboosh. Our pets each have about ten nicknames...for some reason I like to call my dog "Mr. crazy shoes", and my smallest cat gets all the cute names like "tiny button".
flutterpie flutterpie 10 years
i call him:babe or baby he calls me: babe, baby, hun, sweetheart, dear (when he is being sarcastic) shipoopi (family guy reference) and rubber chicken (i have no idea why he just likes it) flutter-the one, the only, accept no substitutions
rubialala rubialala 10 years
Oh yeah, and we call each other love. Bye, love. Hello, love!
BananaPancakes BananaPancakes 10 years
my bf calls me angel, mi amor, beautiful, and my lofe. he's either babe, sweetie, sexy, pookie, and on occasion, snugglewumpkins. :-P
Thehills101 Thehills101 10 years
Evere since I can remember my hubby has been calling me the famous"hun" and "honey" and ever since my daughter has been able to talk that name has rubbed off on is very rare u will here her call me mom it's usually hun or honey... ♥јεήή♥
pinkhearted pinkhearted 10 years
My boyfriend calls me Rising Sun or Rising Sunshine because he says I'm so peppy in the morning... other times he calls me his little Buddah because I love it when he rubs my tummy :) -- "A dress should be tight enough to show you're a woman, and loose enough to prove you're a lady." --Edith Head
iheartfooty iheartfooty 10 years
I call my special dude "pooky" I drive people mad with it!!!
kendalheart kendalheart 10 years
Well me and my boyfriend both call each other hunners, not sure where it came from?! He also calls me love muffin or butter cup...silly yes but i love it!
superjules superjules 10 years
Ok first Giggle that is so funny! Homestar Runner sweetie nicknames! Gotta love it! At least he didn't call you the Poopsmith! And JG, do you remember a song from way back called "Hootch"? "Who got the Hootch, who got the freshie freshie, who got the only sweetest thing in the world?" Ring a bell? Cute little song. I accidentally bought the CD. I'm wondering if that might have any connection? This is goofy but we call each other SweetLover or SweetBaby. Commence laughter.
popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 10 years
My boyfriend calls me his vole-let. It's because prairie voles are monogamous and "let" is a way to make it diminutive. So I'm like a small monogamous prarie dweller. So odd how these things come about!
cptnrin cptnrin 10 years
I call my boyfriend Schnuffi because when we first started dating he showed me this little stuffed animal dog he had when he was little that he named Schnuffi. I couldn't help but call HIM that afterwards!! He calls me Baby, Little One, or Mama.
irina311 irina311 10 years
we call each other bubba, it started when i kept saying goodbye like "buhhbye" and he just thought i kept saying "bubba" and now we just call each other that.
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