Post # 1
I was thinking about ways I refer to my Fiance when I’m talking about him to people he may or may not know. For instance, when I speak about him to my students (I’m a teacher), I say either “my fiancé” or “my partner.” I was just wondering what terms other people use when referring to your SO?
ETA: Also, why do you use the words you do?
I say fiancé because, honestly, it’s fun! However I find that that word can be annoying to say (it is always followed by OOOH when’s the wedding? blah blah blah), so I often say partner. I think after we’re married, I’ll call him my husband or my partner. I like the word partner because it’s gender neutral and implies equality.
Post # 3
This is so weird, but I call Fiance my husband…by accident! All the time! Maybe I’m practicing, LoL!?!?
Post # 4
With people I don’t know I call him my Fiance.
Post # 5
I call him my fiance or my man, or sometimes with close friends my darling :3 I’m sappy lol
Post # 6
To new people I try more to refer to him as my Fiance, and I’m doing that more now often that we have been engaged for 7 months, Personally I’m not fond of the word, to to a lot of people that know we are engaged I refer to him as my Boyfriend or Best Friend.
Post # 7
@Mars62312: Haha I find a LOT of people call him my husband now. I haven’t accidentally called him that though. Does he call you wife?
Post # 8
i call him “BB” or “BEEBS” in private and my fiance to others
Post # 9
@Ms.GoodEarth: No, he’s good about it. We call each other that, though…maybe that’s why it slips out? People already know I’m crazy, though, so it doesn’t matter ;o)
Post # 10
I always refer to him as my hubs 😀
Post # 11
SO isn’t my fiance yet, so we call each other boyfriend/girlfriend. In a month or so, we’ll be “fiance” 😉
Post # 12
I actually still call him “boyfriend” ALL the time… or “Mr. Pants”…
When I am referring to him in a conversation with friends/family/etc though I am REALLY good at calling him Fiance…
And when I am on the phone with some we need information from or owe money too it’s husband/wife
Post # 13
I’m afraid I will never ‘unlearn’ calling him my partner.
After 11 years and being in our 30’s, boyfriend sounded ridiculous. Fiance is too temporary. SO works best for online chat though.
Post # 14
it’s weird, sometimes i still call him my boyfriend, and sometimes i say fiance… i have a hard time saying fiance, it just doesn’t come out so smoothly, haha
Post # 15
He is technically my Fiance….but we call each other husband/wife. Oh and also :Boobsie lol
Post # 16
I call him boyfriend or fiance. It’s sometimes hard to remember to say “fiance,” and I’m not even that big of a fan of the word, anyway. Everytime the word comes out of my mouth, I feel like I should take on an over-the-top British accent and say “Ohhhh have you met my feeee-awwwn-saaay?” and gesture towards him grandly. Haha. I’m a weirdo.