What Are The Best Pet Names for Sweethearts?

Enquiring Minds want to know... we want to know.




Do you have a pet name for your spouse/significant other–sweety, sugar, love muffin? What’s the background story behind your nicknames?


C’mon, just share …we can all be embarrassed together.

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  1. 87 Responses to “What Are The Best Pet Names for Sweethearts?”

  2. We call each other hone most often. But we also call each other babe, sweety, love…I guess I’ll stop listing all the names we call each other so I don’t spoil everyone else’s.
    Come to think of it – we don’t use our names very often with each other.

    By Nancy on Feb 29, 2008

  3. We call each other “Ar-Far!” :D

    We are in a long-distance relationship so we chat on MSN frequently. What started out as Darling was often mistyped Farling.

    For convenience’s sake, Farling was shortened to Far. For culture’s sake, we started to add the “Ar” because that’s just the chinese way to call names.

    My Ar-Far lies over the ocean.

    By precious on Feb 29, 2008

  4. my husband’s pet name is “stinky.”

    By sarah on Feb 29, 2008

  5. My wife is “Schnitzel”.
    She actually turns her head around in restaurants when people order that dish…

    By Tsahi Levent-Levi on Feb 29, 2008

  6. Schnitzel? I love it! You gotta tell the story behind that

    By The Donkey on Feb 29, 2008

  7. I call my husband “Pooh”, as in Winnie the Pooh. He calls me “Honey”, ’cause a Pooh can’t live without his honey!

    By Linda~ on Feb 29, 2008

  8. Ok, here it goes:

    My wife likes to eat Chicken. No other kind of meat for her. No fish (well, mostly). No seafood.
    I make the food at home – she doesn’t like cooking while I do. Schnitzel was the only option open.

    By the way – her mother calls her “Pulky” (Pulke means the leg part of the chicken).

    By Tsahi Levent-Levi on Feb 29, 2008

  9. My exgirlfriend used to call me “love” or “my love”. I thought it was creepy. Who talks like that?

    By John on Feb 29, 2008

  10. From the cartoon Jimmy Neutron – Sugar Booger is a funny one I’ve use. Daisuki is another (Japanese for my favorite).

    By BLB on Feb 29, 2008

  11. I call my boyfriend my Mr.- Boyfriend is really not a term I use at all, and well… I remember watching My First Mister w/ Al Brooks and Leelee Soviesky, it just stuck with me… and the name stuck to him. =)

    By Saki on Feb 29, 2008

  12. I used to call Jack Creature/Squirrel because he liked to hide stuff in my pockets when I wasn’t paying attention.

    He calls me Honey Bunches of Oats… probably cuz I call him honey so much he had to have his own thing.

    By April J. on Feb 29, 2008

  13. My husband calls me Kitten. I love it and I think it fits me well. :)

    By Shannon on Feb 29, 2008

  14. Oooo, Daddy prewrote a post about our “pet name” last week. I have to tell him to post it now!

    By Mommy Daddy Blog Sheena on Mar 1, 2008

  15. My DH calls me Bunny. Started when we were first dating and he made a remark about my small feet. Given that I wear a size 8.5 (not at all small), I was surprised to hear him say that. When questioned, he responded “Well, what COULD I say? That you have big ol’ floppy bunny feet?”. I’ve been Bunny ever since.

    By ShadowBunny on Mar 1, 2008

  16. I call him Pete (instead of Peter) and he makes up names for me only when I am wearing a monochromatic outift -usually delivered in a sarcastic tone.
    My favorite so far has to be “The Pregnant Ninja.”

    By celine on Mar 1, 2008

  17. My hubby and I call each other “Chicken,” a habit I picked up from a guy friend who always referred (lovingly) to women as chickens. It has evolved to many variations, such as “Küken” (pronounced kook-en), a word a German friend of mine told me means “chick” as in baby chicken.

    WE also “Bawk-bawk” at each other, which is a side effect of being chickens of course. We can bawk-bawk in anger, questioningly, to annouce our arrival home– all sorts of different things. Also, we’ve been known to refer to our house and our bed, at times, as “The Coop.”

    This is all very strange to other people but you know, within a couple, these things do happen. We also have our own sort of Pig-Latin that I call Pippity-Lippity, in which we drop everything from random words except the first letter (or logical syllable), and replace all the rest of the word with “ippity.” Like “Honey, could you hand me the remippity, please?” or “I am going to take a shippity.”

    I don’t have any idea how it started, but sometimes it gets really out of hand and we have to call an Ippity Time Out for a week or so.

    By Elizabeth on Mar 1, 2008

  18. When Jeff and I started dating, I was still in school. One night I was meeting with a school team as we were preparing for a tax competition. We were using our laptops and I was on MSN Messenger with my then boyfriend (now husband). All of the other team members were boys and one of them decided to type to my hubby as a joke. He started going through random pet names until he could find the one that Jeff would like the least. That name ended up being “Shnookems” and now it has stuck! To this day, 3 1/2 years later, he is always Shnookems!

    By Michelle on Mar 1, 2008

  19. My husband calls me Diamond. He started calling me this after seeing Ferris Bueller and the line “Cameron is so uptight if you stuck a lump of cole up his butt it would turn into a diamond a week later” It used to make me mad but then we found another reason why this is true.

    By Lucy on Mar 2, 2008

  20. umm… what does DH mean? I see it on newlywed websites a lot

    By April on Mar 3, 2008

  21. This is embarassing and weird, but my husband and I call each other “poo.” We don’t know how it’s spelled – pooh/poo/pu… I think it started as an insult one time when I was pretending to be annoyed: “you little poo.” And now we lovingly call each other “little poo(h)” all the time. :)

    By Sarah Marie on Mar 3, 2008

  22. When people asked our pet names for each other I would also say, “Psst” or “Oi”.

    I think I’m donkey’s long lost sister.

    (Donkey’s luckier though, he’s still married!) :-)

    By kat on Mar 3, 2008

  23. since someone else took my name I will have to use this one.
    I call Max Boo-boo as in, Yogi and. We don’t have an ippity language (sorry Brit) but we do sometimes talk in Yogi voices.

    By Elishiabeth on Mar 6, 2008

  24. My fiancee and I use “Hounie” for each other. It’s a word we came up with years ago, and have been using it ever since. I actually just published a post yesterday explaining the whole back story behind it if you guys wanna check it out (my name is a direct link to the post).

    By Greg on Mar 12, 2008

  25. We call each other Bubbuh, Hunny bunny, Tumble bunny, Tumbleweed(?), honey bear, Hubsy, and Wifey. Don’t tell my husband I gave away our secret!

    By Mrs. Angela Ellis on Mar 15, 2008

  26. My husband calls me, “Woman.” It is cute, ’till the kids start doing it. LOL!!
    “Hey, Woman, when’s dinner gonna be ready?”
    I call him by his given first name, except when he calls me (on the phone) – - then I answer with things like: “Hello, my Love Muffin,” or “Yes, my Dahling!” or “What’s up, Sugar Butt.” (It is different everytime – - gotta keep him on his toes…know what I mean?
    Oh, and for the person who asked what “DH” means….it is Dear Husband. You will also see DS and DD (Dear Son and Dear Daughter) from time to time.

    By Heidi on Mar 22, 2008

  27. I call my hubby “Pookie” & he calls me his “Princess”. We’ve had this pet names since we started dating. Now we’re going on 4 years of marriage.

    By Jen on Apr 21, 2008

  28. I call my boyfriend “Pooh” or “Pooh Bear”.

    By Terry on Sep 30, 2008

  29. My husband calles me boob because I have one perfectly sized D cup while the other is an A. He just loves my imperfections. He just loves the differnce in sizes. It really switches things up :P

    By Nancy on Nov 10, 2008

  30. I want to see you Nancy (boob) :) I bet buying a bra is tough work for you. I also think you should consider changing your name to Ilene.

    By Anonimizer on Nov 11, 2008

  31. I call my wife “woman” a lot, like Heidi’s husband (above). It’s not derogatory or anything, just fun.

    Our most unique pet names for each other are probably Hippoonetamus and Hippotwotamus, or just Hippo for short. Oh, it’s not because we’re fat hippos. We always said that we’re “hungry…hungry hippo” when we’re hungry and the names evolved from that. I’m 1, she’s 2. Our new infant has been referred to as Hippotinytamus on occasion.

    Lastly, I call my wife “cow” or “moo” lately. Again, not because she’s fat (she’s skinny) but because she lactates after the birth of the infant. Good stuff, lol. That sounds like something The Donkey would do.

    By Cameron on Jan 22, 2009

  32. I call my boyfriend “honey” or “Ron” instead of Ronnie and he totally adores it. He call me “my angel”…I totally melt. :)

    By Mpho on Jun 30, 2010

  33. I call my husband flubber bunny :) he’s kind of chubby and hair like a bunny so he’s my little flubber bunny!!!

    By kelly on Jul 2, 2011

  34. I call my man Sugar brown, cos he’s drop dead cute….n he calls meah sugar bits, n it sends meah to cloud nine…you know what i mean! Lol.

    By Myya on Oct 3, 2011


    call my man Sugar brown, cos he’s drop dead cute….n he calls meah sugar bits, n it sends meah to cloud nine…you know what i mean! Lol.

    By Ajit Menon on Dec 18, 2011

  36. I’ll probably call mine “Angel” or “God-sent”.

    By Demola on Jan 29, 2012

  37. My ex and I had really cute names for each other. We called each other “mine”. It all started one day when I was being a jealous girlfriend and threw a tantrum about him being mine. I started calling him that and he started calling me that it flowed so naturally and our friends would call us Yours lol

    By Halo on Feb 3, 2012

  38. My husband sometimes calls me kid. I find it a little weird sometimes lol
    He’s 20 years older than me so I guess that must be why lol

    By kristen on Apr 18, 2012

  39. i refer to my husband as’SILVA’ (because his name is SYLVANUS) when talking to others but he loves being called ‘BABY’ or ‘TINKIE WINKIE’

    By chinyere on May 16, 2012

  40. my boyfrnd cl me her goddess nd i love him alot….he also cl me keju,bttrfly,shona,popins..kitkat..

    By priya on May 20, 2012

  41. i love u my shona…u r everythng for me…

    By popins on May 20, 2012

  42. my husband himanshu call me miss priya miss prfect miss everythng,ladoo,kitkat,shona,miss attitude….:D

    By priya on May 20, 2012

  43. i 2 love u…

    By to my popins. on May 20, 2012

  44. My boyfriend calls me his precious… Because we love lord of the rings so much. At first it was a little creepy, but now I love it :)

    By Ivy on Jun 11, 2012

  45. I call my husband so many names like My Diamond,My King,My Heart n My Soul Mate depending on our mood n he calls me Love.

    By Olori on Aug 15, 2012

  46. I call my special someone zen. I picked it up from my older cousin.. But I have a different reason for using “zen”.

    As you know zen cannot be truly explained in words. Which is the same way I feel about her.. Zen is dropping illusion and seeing things without the distortion created by one’s own thoughts..
    She is my dream turned to reality..

    Plus Zen is way cooler than sweetie.. :D

    By Cholo on Sep 9, 2012

  47. Im not married but me and my significant other have been together 10 yrs and have two children.. He calls me evrything under the sun…baby booty cheeks..sugar britches…boobear… but ive got only one for him..Daddy Rabbit.. There are a couple of reasons for this name but ill let your minds wonder

    By jellybelly on Sep 27, 2012

  48. I cal ma fiance IB and he cals me monsor- our names for short

    By Monsurat on Oct 3, 2012

  49. my wife calls me honey and i call her angel when the mood is right,

    By afam on Oct 5, 2012

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    By donandre clark on Oct 10, 2012

  51. I call Danial (my fiance) Snuggle butt Dear sweetie love cuddle cakes and he calls me boobie girl fun bags and dear cutie princess and my queen (an anime refrance):p and we say “E” when we want something or whensomething ask eachother a question or say i love you

    By Amberlee on Oct 11, 2012

  52. my boyfriend calls me ‘mine’ and ‘baby’ sometimes and i call him ‘sweet’…though i call him ‘wine’ and ‘ma precious’ n ‘babyluv’ too. we’ve been datin two yrs now and we have never used our real names not even when we argue

    By princess jekey-green on Oct 23, 2012

  53. we call each other all kinds of things… Really just whatever comes to mind at the time. For example honey, honeybear, honeypie, hun, sugar, sugar balls, baby, babe, sweetie, sweet cheeks, baby cakes, love..sometimes my husband calls me tater tot or pumpkin patch… I love it and it always makes me giggle :D (like the first post mentioned, we don’t use our real names a lot either)

    By Ashley on Nov 20, 2012

  54. i cal my wife as a pet name as darling sweetheart radha my qween my everything u only like i will call her dipending on my mood and she call me as chinnu that word when i here from my wife i forget everything in world

    By satya on Nov 21, 2012

  55. snuggle bunny, snuggle mu

    By Dustin on Nov 25, 2012

  56. snuggle bunny, snuggle muffin, snuggle cute, snuggle, snuggs, muffin, sweet cheeks, love biscuit

    By Dustin on Nov 25, 2012

  57. I’ll like to call my fiance the following names;my happiness,my love,my queen,sweety,baby&my devine wife.

    By Fabian Nsimama on Feb 7, 2013

  58. My guy calls me dove and I adore it and I call him honey bear but we also call each other mama and papa cause of our two kids

    By cassie on Feb 25, 2013

  59. My husband calls me honeybun. Don’t know where he picked it up, but I any imagine any other cute nickname :D

    By Sabrina on Mar 12, 2013

  60. My fiance call me lots of names but abv all, ‘bxt’ is (most preferred),wify,beauty,princess, switxthrt,angel,soulmate,mine and so many yet to mention and i call him my hero,mycrown,hrtbeat,swthrt, my prince and more.it all depends on our mood.though we often use (honi) for each oda.we hv neva called each oda by our first names no matter wat and where we r.

    By Aijay on Mar 17, 2013

  61. I call my boyfrnd “ufedomi” meaning my love in nigerian language… He call me is boo boo or ufedomi too.

    By sandy on Mar 22, 2013

  62. My husband calls me my love or babe but every sincewe started dating he called me chip because I’m his one and only chocolate chip. I love it. I call him babe or baby. Trying to find something new.

    By Bchere on May 2, 2013

  63. Cute names. My husband calls me dear,or my air. & I sometimes call him by his name Richy short for Richard or swthrt or dear too. But most of the times,I call him swthrt.

    By shade on Jun 1, 2013

  64. I cal her paragon of beauty, wen d mood is right, wit a reason. If u care to to know….

    By Collins on Jun 5, 2013

  65. My husband calls me Mi Amore or Mi Bella because we love the Italian language and culture and he uses love, babe or baby frequently . I call him my love, love, babe,baby, my sweetheart, sweetie pie because he has a sweet disposition and he’s the love of my life:)

    By Abby on Jun 29, 2013

  66. i m male. i call my girl friend( buchu)

    By shakthi on Jun 29, 2013

  67. I cl my husband bujji.bcz hez v.bubly.

    By chaya on Sep 1, 2013

  68. i will call him my ”Hero”

    By Diamond on Sep 9, 2013

  69. i cal my sweet heart as pappu….

    By deepu on Sep 18, 2013

  70. i cal my husband as handsome,swthrt ,mylu, darling, chellam ,purusa….

    By sugan on Sep 18, 2013

  71. ma boyfrnd name is senthil i use cal em as senthu , kanipa , papito , giju , bava , poriki , purusha ….

    By shakthi on Sep 28, 2013

  72. I call ma BF chweeet bcoz he’z d luv of ma lyf,nd olso luvz children,so chweet in a childish way

    By hafsy on Oct 20, 2013

  73. He calls me cute bum or gorgeous gal! :)

    By Sharry on Nov 20, 2013

  74. I call my angel Beauty, my Majestic, and my Princess and u do call me her Dove, and her LOVE and i like that cause when she call me that i will be on top of the world

    By OBAISKI on Nov 21, 2013

  75. I call my wife like My gorgeous, my jaan, my baccha, my sherni, my dakudi, my wight batane wali machine, my kaatne wali machine, my laddu, my laddudi, my silk, my life, my think, my gol, my everything & hi call me like jaanu, bond, diku, darling, beta… Our love is unbelievable in this world… Ummmma… I love you jaan…

    By Bilal on Dec 29, 2013

  76. I call my bf stee which is a short form of Stephen.. I call him pumpkin and jp…. JP is the initials of my name and His Sur name, pumpkin was gotten when I felt him sometime ago and he was tender, and in an attempt to describe how soft he was,I call him pumpkin remembering how tender the new developing pumpkin feels…😉

    By Priscilla on Dec 30, 2013

  77. I call my DH “choco” that’s short for chocolate. Reason is that he promised to do $ is already doing everytin that makes me happy $ wen I was a kid d only thing that made me happy was chocolates.

    By spicy on Jan 5, 2014

  78. I started calling my wife Jombi at a young age of 18-20, because Jombi was the genie on Pee-Wee’s play house that granted wishes. Through the years, me 37 now, variants had evolved like jommers and jommee. Just recently I asked my wife, “Do you know why I would call you that?” She actually answered, “No” much to my surprise, assuming she knew all this time. I replied, “Because Jombi on Pee-Wee’s play house made wishes come true just like You have made all my wishes come true.” She melted, getting the pet name 17 years later.

    By Keenan Slenker on Jan 15, 2014

  79. I call my husband baby or Babu. And sometimes, my sugar bunny.

    By wizzy on Jan 24, 2014

  80. My better half calls me Amora and am so used to it, i love it so so much even his friends call me by that name.

    By vivian chioma on Mar 20, 2014

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