What do you introduce your Fiance as? (Other than "My Fiance")

posted 3 years ago in Names
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I used to say “partner” because we didn’t have a date set for a very long time, and as soon as I used fiancé I started getting wedding questions. For a long time I didn’t confirm I was engaged unless my ring was noticed.

Post # 4
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Helper bee

his name. or ‘partner’. ‘fiance’ reminds me of the dingo episode of seinfeld.. it sounds a bit froufrou

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@tiff-tiff-tiff:  I don’t like the name fiance/fiancee either, so I call him my boyfriend. I have a ring on my finger, so people know I’m engaged. 

 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@tiff-tiff-tiff:  I feel the same way about the ‘f’ word. If I’m really comfortable with a person, I sometimes refer to my fiance as ‘my bloke’! Sometimes I say ‘my other half’ in a casual situation; most times I just say ‘partner’.

I understand that it’s quite common in the US for the word ‘partner’ to imply that my significant other is the same gender as I am (ref: Lady Gaga mistakenly thinking our former female prime minister was a lesbian)! But it’s not that way in Australia.

One of the reasons I can’t wait to call him my ‘husband’ – it’ll just be so much easier, haha.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@ksus07:  I agree, husband is so much nicer sounding and just easier! 

Post # 8
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Helper bee

Not engaged, but I also don’t like the term boyfriend bc we are more than that. I have no problem saying significant other in real life even though it’s a mouthful. I also like partner as other bees have suggested, but I also do associate it with same sex couples out of default but I still use it. If I’m talking to a friend or more casually I like to say “man friend” because I think it’s cute 🙂 

Post # 9
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Busy bee

I just say his first name, and let my ring and body language tell the rest of the story. I don’t have a problem with the F word, I just feel like that woman on Seinfeld when I use it a lot in social gatherings. (For reference: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04ueFND7JT4)

However, at my aunt’s Christmas party this year, I had no problem with her introducing him as my fiance.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

@tiff-tiff-tiff:  I referred to him as my boyfriend until the moment we were declared husband and wife. Fiancé just sounds weird to me. 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

It is a little weird, like I’m fishing for a complement or well wishes.  I do introduce him as my fiance if mentioning our relationship if relevant to the conversation, because that’s what he is!

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@tiff-tiff-tiff:  I hate saying fiancé! I always feel like I’m forcing the other person to congratulate me on our engagement. I just feel silly, like I’m showing off. When we are married though I will totally rock “husband”! I can’t wait!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

@tiff-tiff-tiff:  I’ve just noticed that I don’t say fiance either! It feels awkward. 
I usually refer to him as my partner, but he calls me his fiance! 

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I called him finace. However, it took a while to get used to that. Then, after we were married it took a while to get used to calling him husband – I would constantly slip up and refer to him as my fiance.

The thing I *hated* was “boyfriend”. We were together 12 years when we got engaged, had lived together for 7, and owned a home together for 5. To me, I just felt so high school referring to him as my boyfriend and I absolutely hated it. For the past few years before we got engaged I would refer to him by his name. 😉

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I only you fiance when I’m trying to be cute other then that I use his name or boyfriend

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