Previously we talked about what to call other people’s significant others. But that was cold and impersonal. What about the special someone (if any) in your own life?
#1: He’s “my hero” and “snuggle bun” and “beautiful,” occasionally, “beautiful, wonderful.” In the winter, I sometimes just call him, “warm.” He used to call me “sweet stuff,” but I think it’s been several years since he used that as a nickname. Now I’m generally “precious.” Also “wife” and “sexy wife.”
#2: Um. We have nicknames for each other, but they are personal.
I call both him AND the cat sweetie. I also call my partner love, baby, honey. He calls me “love” sometimes. Sometimes I call him ridiculous things like snooky-ookums, but not seriously. And I call him “sweet one”. Oh yeah, and cute-patootie. But mostly we use the personal nicknames when we’re expressing affection.
If you’re partnered up, what do you call your own significant other, like to hir face? What does ze call you? How do you refer to hir to other people?