Monday, July 12, 2010

I Shall Call You... Magnum XL!

Pet names. Terms of endearment.


I've never been good at coming up with them.... but I do love them. Call me childish but I guess I've never been a call-you-by-your-first-name type of girl.

I used to call my ex Mark in the past -Biscuit, and Biccy (short for biscuit). (And of course Darling/Bubba/Baby)


He had a tonne of nicknames for me- Horry, Horrus, Bob (because I am like Bob The Builder around the house), Fatty, FuckFace (jokingly of course), Poppit (my favourite.. because it was always said lovingly).

A previous BF used to call me Chenki. Short for Chenkle Berry Doughnut. He even put it on a key ring for me... and people started asking if that was my Chinese name ... Chen K.I. haha :)

Obviously, I know that couples don't NEED specific terms of endearment for one another, but I can't help but think that a nickname that only your significant other uses is special.


Unfortunately, I am really crap at nicknaming... and usually end up calling everyone Babe (when just dating, and not serious yet)... and then usually it moves to Bubba/Baby/Darling (when it's exclusive/serious)... HOW BORING!


What about you? Do you and your SO have terms of endearment for one another? How did you come up with them?

20 comments:

  1. Jimbo4:08 pm

    I used to call my ex 'Oi!' and 'Eh Hello?'.
    As in Oi! Can you pass me a roll of toilet paper pls.
    And Eh Hello? I told you 2 sugars, not 3!.

    Needless to say i dumped her after 3 months. Her coffee making skills were crap and she never bought toilet paper when we ran out, you know, things a woman Should do.

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  2. jujube!4:47 pm

    I call my BF Doobie and he calls me Jujube.

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  3. Anonymous4:49 pm

    angel face because i met the girl and she was one of the most beautifulest girls out there

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  4. my husband calls me Belleza and it means beautifl in Italian.

    LMAO at FuckFace... you and Mark sure are strange!

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  5. Anonymous5:15 pm

    wha lau Jimbo that's damn bad.
    I wonder what your ex GF called you!


    I call my now Bf - Boo Bear. and e dun really have a nick for me, usually is dear.

    Last bf and me had matching nickname, he calls me mini and i call him micky!

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  6. I call my BF Dear, Prawn, Bubu, Teddy Bear...

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  7. I call my hubby, "mahal" which means "love" in Tagalog. But it also means "expensive" in Malay!

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  8. Lil tiger7:48 pm

    hmm...all my chinese ex-es , i called them by their names till i met an ang mo guy which i called him , "monghead"


    monghead - a random word, used as an insult, with a meaning along the same lines as retard, but perhaps less harsh and serious

    it was meant to be a joking way or rather an inside joke.

    he called me little tiger as i am petite BUT i can literally "roar" in anyway :)

    use your imagination!*wink*

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  9. Anonymous11:21 pm

    I am his Superstar & he is my Superman ;-) how matching! lol...

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  10. @Jimbo- maybe she did all tht on purpose so you would think that this whole break up thing was your idea :D

    @anon4.49 & jujube & yasmin & anon5.15 & vivianism--- awww thts sweet!!!!

    @ lil tiger- incidentally .. one of my teachers called me Lil Dragon while I was in school.... (but non sexual)..he gave it to me because he was passing in front of my desk as I was crossing/uncrossing my legs and I kicked him in the shin! haha..

    I liked tht nickname!

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  11. Anonymous11:48 pm

    well, i call my husband dickhead after being with him for 10 years.

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  12. Anonymous1:23 am

    My boyfriend and I call each other fuckface too! Other than that, the usual baby, huni etc

    I liked how my ex always calls me bad girl though. He usually calls me that when he wants some in bed ;)

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  13. Socky aka Pearlin2:31 am

    My bf's name is ren and i'm yun in chinese.

    so i kinda flip it backwards to nerner and nuynuy to make it special to engrave on our rings =D

    And this is the best nickname i've came up with ^^ both of us love it alot

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  14. Anonymous1:08 pm

    Wow, you guys are sure creative! We just couldn't decide whether to just call each other "dear" or "darling". So we ended up with "dearling". :)

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  15. Anonymous10:25 pm

    Before marriage, it was ernie and elmo. Not fetish, just an online quiz that categorizes us into different Sesame Street characters :)..

    Now, it's just "CO" and "Corp". It simplifies communication for us. For me, just yell "fall-in" and he appears. For him, Rule no. 1 applies - "CO is always correct".

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  16. Jolyn6:24 pm

    My boyfriend calls me Momo because my surname is Mo. Other than that, he calls me my chinese name, because everyone else only calls me by my english name. I call him by his chinese name too, because everyone knows him by his english name only.

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  17. Previously i used to call my bf 'AH-DEAR'
    Cuz we were so darn shy at first, that it was awkward to call him just 'dear'
    Come to think of it, he doesnt have a pet name for me~ and im gonna question him later. =P

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  18. Anonymous9:43 am

    i call him "Norwegian Salmon" which was basically an insult because he referred to himself as an Italian stallion and I rolled my eyes and just said, "Oh come on, you're no stallion.. you're just a salmon, a norwegian salmon."

    He calls me "My little Breadcrumbs." Oh how much do I miss that. I'm 5'7" but when he calls me that, I feel so petite, so small. lol. I think it's endearing. Sigh.

    - S

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  19. awwww... S... it does sound precious. (The breadcrumbs one, not the salmon)

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  20. Just re reading this archived post, and I am smiling at all your comments abt pet names :)

    Just to update, GB and I do have pet names... and it came so easily for me this time (rather than the usual Baby, darling sweetheart.. i used to use in the past)

    I call him Puppy.
    And he calls me Honey Bunny

    love it.

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