Pet names in public?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Do you and your SO use pet names in public?
    Yes, who cares what others think? : (18 votes)
    51 %
    Only use pet names behind closed doors : (11 votes)
    31 %
    No, we always use our real names : (6 votes)
    17 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    3237 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Not at all. It’s a sign of affection and shows that you two love each other. We call each other ‘babe’ everywhere. It’s super weird when he calls me by my real name.

    Post # 4
    Member
    9412 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    @Birdee106:  +1. FI doesn’t even answer me when I use his first name, lol. We don’t even use normal pet names like “babe.” We invented our own so it’s even worse 😛

    Post # 5
    Member
    1460 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2017 - Bristol zoo

    Men, I couldn’t ever see myself caring if another couple were using pet names, I mean I might smirk if they were super gooey or dumb but why waste the energy? 

     

    I never make a conscious effort to call BF any particular thing at any time so I probably use a mixture of pet and real name 🙂 

    Post # 6
    Member
    901 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Erm… Yes but only by accident! I don’t mean to but sometimes a pet name slips out 🙂

    Post # 7
    Member
    4072 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    We’ll use generic ones like “honey” in front of others. But we have more personal individual ones that are only used when it’s us two. Never in front of others.

    Post # 8
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    4576 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @MrsPanda99:  +1

    I try to stick to “babe” in public for him, because at home I usually pull nickames right out of my ass and they are just fucking bizarre. Some notable mentions:

    -Monkey Face

    -Funny Face

    -HubBub

    -Stinker

    -Platypus

     

    I have no reasonable explanation for this phenomenon.

     

     

    Post # 9
    Member
    9412 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    @badabing88:  LOL, I do the exact same thing. He’s like, oh so today I’m a duck? What will I be tomorrow, an otter? It’s very funny. There is one “standard” name I have for him, but the rest I make up as I feel necessary (and usually add on to the standard one).

    Maybe I should try and be a little more normal in public 😛 

    Post # 11
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    3077 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    Since I’m in a same-sex relationship so I usually use my SO’s first name. It completely sucks because I only ever use her first name in public or if I’m referring to her when talking to someone else.

    I look forward to moving out of the south where I wouldn’t feel uncomfortable saying “babe” in front of people.

    Post # 12
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    1110 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    @badabing88:  LOL!  Sounds exactly like my FI. I don’t even want to comment on the pet names he calls me haha.

    Sometimes I’ll call him “babe” while we’re out in public, but we usually don’t. I don’t mind it at all though, I think it’s sweet.

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