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March 4, 2013 9:11 AM
The hubs and I don't actually USE each others first names. Sweetie, hon, or baby in conversation, Dufus and Dork when we're just kidding around.
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March 4, 2013 9:11 AM
My BF calls me babe, sugar, gorgeous, love. blushing
I usually call him babe, love, or hon. I call him gorgeous when I want to irritate him. haha He hates that because he always uses that word for women. So he thinks its all girly and stuff. I call him cute, when he makes a smartass comment. Then he gets all irritated and I call him adorable. But that's only when I want to bug him. hahaha Then he acts all mad at me. And that lasts a whole 15 seconds..... smooched
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March 4, 2013 9:14 AM
The husband calls me "baby" at least 90% of the time. As have most men in my lifetime. Ironically, "baby" annoys me the most as it seems to be the generic go-to "lovey" name for many couples. Blech.
I try and tell my husband that because no one ever calls me by my name that It's actually sweeter, more personal and endearing to me.flowerforyou He's not gotten the memo yet but, that's ok. I love the lug smooched


Sweetie makes my teeth itch and "darlin'" drawled out with the glinty eye makes me wanna take a bath. noway
Edited by DefluffinMyStuffin On March 4, 2013 9:15 AM
March 4, 2013 9:14 AM
SUGARPLUM!


oh...i totally thought this was a"what would you call the person above you" thread.



never mind
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March 4, 2013 9:19 AM
I honestly hate being called by my actual name.. it makes me feel like Im in trouble. I much prefer nicknames or terms of endearment. Only my bosses and strangers are allowed to call me by my name lol.
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March 4, 2013 9:21 AM
Being a Southerner (born & raised in the South), i have been called almost all of these & really think it depends on the situation. If it is said in a condescending manner, i get ticked off quickly. When an old man calls me sweetie while staring at my boobs, that's just disgusting.

We have pet names in our family but they are limited to FAMILY - as in we don't use them outside of our close family. Hubby & i frequently call each other Honey, Dear, Sweetheart or Babe so when the other one says our actual 1st name, then we know that it's something important that needs our attention asap. i've never used Sugarplum or Snookums, but to each their own.
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March 4, 2013 9:21 AM
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SUGARPLUM!


oh...i totally thought this was a"what would you call the person above you" thread.



never mind


Haha, I was thinking that when I started this thread, that it would be a good "poster above you thread"!

*runs off to make a nickname thread for poster above*
March 4, 2013 9:23 AM
I loathe babe. I am not a pig, I don't herd sheep. I am not Babe.
My closest friends& I call each other Darlin'. My husband calls me Cris or Wifey, I call him Loverboy or by his real name.
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March 4, 2013 9:25 AM
Just reading the title of this post made me cringe...babe is pretty much the only one I can handle.
March 4, 2013 9:27 AM
If I am eating out, and a waitress calls me Honey, Sweetie, or any other such name, she has just discounted her tip by half! I cannot stand when servers do that. As for at home, the occasional use of it is okay, but not as a replacement for someones name!
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March 4, 2013 9:28 AM
Well, I am a true southern woman and I do say 'Sweetie and Honey'. I was raised that way.

I don't say it as a put down, but as an endearment.

flowerforyou
March 4, 2013 9:29 AM
It is typically Bermudian to use endearments with complete strangers.

At work I'm frequently called darling, babe, doll, angel, sweetheart, sugar, honey and toots, to name a few. Most of the people using them, and it's women as well as men, don't even realise they're using the term.

Evidenced by an American coworker who offended more than one customer by correcting them, rather rudely, when they called her by whatever they'd used.

About the only thing I really dislike being called is 'wifey' which my husband doesn't use. He prefers things like dragon.

I long ago figured that it doesn't matter what someone calls you, what matters is the intent behind it.
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March 4, 2013 9:29 AM
The hubby calls me Sweetie. I like it except for when I am actively trying to be sexy. Something about sweetie just doesn't seem sexy. If I send naughty pics to his cell phone the last thing I want is a "those are nice pics, sweetie".
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March 4, 2013 9:29 AM
Like everything, it depends on the context and tone. I'm a horrible b!tch sometimes and will use 'dear', 'honey' or 'sweetie' with nasty condescension dripping off every syllable, BUT I will also use those endearments with genuine affection. My ex (who was a girl) and I would sometimes get into the sappy 'honeybee', 'pumpkin', 'sweetling', etc, but with my boyfriend we stick to babe/baby, love(r), hon, things like that. I've called close friends 'honey' or 'sweetie' before, especially when my Mother Hen-ing starts.

My best friend's fiancee calls him "lovecake", which I snort at every time I hear it.

I think the key to enjoying pet names is realizing they're all very much tongue-in-cheek, and not derogatory unless used with intense sarcasm.
Edited by Ramberta On March 4, 2013 9:30 AM
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March 4, 2013 9:30 AM
I love to say 'babe' or 'baby', but my luck that every single woman I dated absolutely hated either one of these. The consider it demeaning somehow and Im like, but I am calling you baby out of love.
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March 4, 2013 9:31 AM
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If I am eating out, and a waitress calls me Honey, Sweetie, or any other such name, she has just discounted her tip by half! I cannot stand when servers do that. As for at home, the occasional use of it is okay, but not as a replacement for someones name!


this makes perfect sense. i mean even if a waitress tends to my every need, makes sure i have everything, checks in with me and my wife, gets us refills regularly, and even provides witty banter - the mere utterance of a "honey" (it is one of the most hostile acts one can have towards another person) will cause me to give her no tip, and probably find her car and slash her tires.


it's the very least she deserves.

amirite?
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March 4, 2013 9:35 AM
It's become such a normal thing that I had to actually think if my husband and I had pet names for each other, we call each other love and darling without even thinking about it, I don't even class it as a pet name really, just how we talk to each other
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March 4, 2013 9:35 AM
My husband calls me 'Ole Lady' he thinks he funny because he's older than I am....what a goof lol ohwell
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March 4, 2013 9:39 AM
I have a question for the guys...

What is the number 1 reason to choose to call your woman "baby?"
March 4, 2013 9:50 AM
I hate being called studmuffin.
March 4, 2013 10:03 AM
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Well, I am a true southern woman and I do say 'Sweetie and Honey'. I was raised that way.

I don't say it as a put down, but as an endearment.

flowerforyou


This is typical southern speak, so I do this too!! It's not meant as anything in particular. I also use sugar dumpling and sweetie pie!flowerforyou
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March 4, 2013 10:06 AM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

If I am eating out, and a waitress calls me Honey, Sweetie, or any other such name, she has just discounted her tip by half! I cannot stand when servers do that. As for at home, the occasional use of it is okay, but not as a replacement for someones name!


this makes perfect sense. i mean even if a waitress tends to my every need, makes sure i have everything, checks in with me and my wife, gets us refills regularly, and even provides witty banter - the mere utterance of a "honey" (it is one of the most hostile acts one can have towards another person) will cause me to give her no tip, and probably find her car and slash her tires.


it's the very least she deserves.

amirite?


Exactly!

I live in the south and waitresses call me honey, sweetie and darlin' all the time. I can't even understand being offended by that.

My husband calls me baby, baby doll or lover. I call him babe, sweetie or honey. To be honest, we went through a real rocky period a year or so ago and that's one of the things I had noticed, we had stopped using pet names for each other. Once we worked through that tough time, we were back to using them.
Edited by hbrittingham On March 4, 2013 10:06 AM
March 4, 2013 10:09 AM
I have always been called honey, sweetie, hun, pumpkin, etc by family or friends, even as a kid. I never really thought anything of it. Every guy I have dated, and now my husband, always called me baby, babe, love, and so on. I thought this was completely normal and have always liked it and never taken offence.
March 4, 2013 10:32 AM
I don't see why people take such offense to it....maybe just the world of political correctness
Names like babe, hun, darlin, & doll carry little weight when I'm saying them b/c I say them to everyone - male & female.

I have family that still call me doll baby b/c that was my late grandmother's nickname for me - all her grandkids had a different nickname.

While waitressing once I let a 'hun' slip and the customer did go out of their way to correct me. I apologized for offending him and said I didn't even realize I had said it b/c I say it to everyone. I had apparently called his wife hun too.
He did leave a sh!tty tip even though I had done a great job otherwise and his wife snuck back to the table and left more ha ha she also apologized for the stick up her husband's arse ;)
March 4, 2013 11:05 AM
It's ok from my boyfriend, in moderation. From a stranger no and 9 out of 10 times I will correct them. I'm mean I guess.
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