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Where Do You Stand: Calling Your Girlfriends Pet Names

I'm all for using pet names in a romantic relationship, but what about using them with your girlfriends? I think "babe" is one of those terms of endearment that can be used for either sex, but more personal nicknames like sweetie or honey just seem a bit inappropriate when referring to your gal pal. Of course that's just my opinion, so tell me ladies, where do you stand on using pet names with your girlfriends?


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dikke-kus dikke-kus 8 years
It's all in fun. I had a girlfriend or two that had nicknames for me. I think the experts write it's a sign of affection thats all. One of my friends uses my last name a lot. I am petite so once in a while someone blurts out something with little in it or little miss this or that. I don't mind it. My husband sometimes calls me some word in Dutch that means little doll or princess or something. Although for some reason when he does it I find it irritating since I don't really have that type of personality.
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 9 years
I call one of my bf's hot mama and she called me skankarita. its been going on since we were teens. my others gal pals I call girl, girly, hooker, hoe, loser and they call me by the same
shafiii shafiii 9 years
i call my best friends love, dear, and darling i think its fine. its just showing that i care about them
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
I hate when people call me hun or dear so I don't use them for other people. I think the point of a pet name is too be something unique that only the other person knows and you only use in private.
kendallina kendallina 9 years
I call my best friend pet names and other nicknames we have for each other.
Silverlining10 Silverlining10 9 years
I'll call girl friends...Sexy, skank, whore, love, or best. That's about it. Or a nickname that's just a shortened version of their actual name.
emalove emalove 9 years
I usually just call my friends by some variation of their first pet names for us.
grys grys 9 years
yeah me and my friends call each other pet names like honey, baby, babe, sweetie but only close friends male or female
divinelight divinelight 9 years
I call my very good friends pet names all the time. Definitely, hun and sometimes sweetie. But only my good friends. It seems condescending if you don't really know the person.
j2e1n9 j2e1n9 9 years
Sure. My friends call me girl, girlie, sweetie, cutie, hun, etc. Young and Old :)
juicylove juicylove 9 years
i hate when people say hun. it sounds like.. fake and condescending.
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 9 years
I hate using pet names for girls. If someone who isn't a family member calls me "sweetie" or "honey" or "babe" it makes me want to smack them.
pumpkinsugar70 pumpkinsugar70 9 years
We started calling each other "pumpkin" or "pumpkinbutt" in college and it stuck. We even refer to each other's daughters by the term. What is so funny about it is the friend who chose the name is a very serious art history professor at an expensive liberal arts university. Her students would never believe it.
Kristinh1012 Kristinh1012 9 years
I don't use pet names for friends really. Most of my friends do. But there is this girl that works with me and I really don't even know her and she calls me sweetie every time she seems me (and she positively knows my name) and I HATE it. It makes me uncomfortable. Now if it's an older person for some reason it doesn't bother me.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
nicknames for girlfriends, to me, is a little middle school. it might be funny once, but all the time is too much.
Bookish Bookish 9 years
I call her "girl". As in, "hey, girl." But that's it.
swwonder swwonder 9 years
I hate being called babe or baby by anyone, it just irritates me. I tend to vary between sunshine, chickadee and sweetheart. I have friends who call me hon or honey, which doesn't bother me at all. We have inside jokey nicknames too, but those are more sort of inside names and not for everyone.
jaxon jaxon 9 years
I call EVERYONE babe. When meeting new guys I always have to warn them so they do get weird when I refer to them as babe. I give all people nicknames but my close gf and I have names that date back to high school. My one friend calls all her gf "miss". I call her "Miss Chris" cause she was always a "flygirl" Which also relates to our love of the sone "Miss Thang" by Monica. There is a story behind all of our names for each other
Martini-Rossi Martini-Rossi 9 years
Shopaholichunny, me too! We call each other skank, hoe, skankster, skanky, love, beautiful and Trashy! Its all in love. lol i love it
kiwitwist kiwitwist 9 years
I have petnames for two of my friends, but not all of them.
ladychaos ladychaos 9 years
Me and a friend of mine used to call each other "darling". My mom always used to question me about what guy I was talking to...but it was just my
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Hmmm I have funny inside joke nicknames for some of my friends I call them on occasion but that's about it.
Shopaholichunny Shopaholichunny 9 years
Yeah we call eah other hun, hoe, skank, b*tch, homie,love, sweetie, etc. LOL We're all really close so it doesn't hurt our feelings. It's an inside joke thing. :D
jessie jessie 9 years
i call my friends honey or babe, its just how i am.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
I usually call my girlfriends hun, babe, love, dear, hahaha skankface! We are so nice to each other sometimes!
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