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February 16, 2012

Thirteen Common Endearments


Since it was Valentine’s Day this week I thought a list of endearments would be the perfect topic for my TT.

Thirteen Endearments

1. Love/lover

2. Sweetheart

3. Darling

4. Dear

5. Honey

6. Babe/Baby

7. Sugar

8. Sweetpea

9. Sweetie/Sweet

10. Doll/dollface

11. Cutie

12. Sunshine

13. Cupcake

When we lived in England, it was very common for the customers in the pub where we worked to call the barmaids luv or darlin’ or sweetheart. I was a bit taken aback at first, but soon became used to 18 year old men calling me luv.

One of our regulars used to call all of the girls “me old darling.” He’d say, “Another drink, me old darling.” I hated this and used to grit my teeth each time. When my husband wants to wind me up, he’ll call me that. Gets me going every time!

Do you use endearments in your relationships? Which endearments do you absolutely despise?


  1. Kimberly Menozzi

    You might like the Italian endearment “Tesoro”, which means “Treasure”. My hubby calls me that on occasion, when he doesn’t call me by my usual nickname, “Cheeks”. :)

    Happy TT!

    • Shelley Munro

      Treasure is quite a nice endearment.

  2. CountryDew

    My husband calls me Pookie. I have no idea why.

    • Shelley Munro

      Pookie? I haven’t heard that one before :)

  3. Brinda

    I could get used to being called “luv”. :) I think I use more endearments with my dogs than my husband. I used Baby Dog, Sweetie Pie, Sugar Love, etc. with them. Lol.

    • Shelley Munro

      LOL – I do too, Brinda. Hubby doesn’t like or use endearments at all.

  4. Jennifer Leeland

    You know, my hubby doesn’t use endearments! LOL!!!! I think Baby is the only one he HAS used and that one sparingly.
    I never thought about it. LOL!

    • Shelley Munro

      Mine neither, Jen.

  5. Alice Audrey

    I use sweetie, and my mother used to use sweet pea. My MIL uses peanut.

    • Shelley Munro

      Some of my heroes use sweetpea. I like it.

  6. Adelle Laudan

    My ex bro in law used to call his wife, petunia doodle. I thought that was pretty strange lol Fun list. Happy T13!

    • Shelley Munro

      Now that is a strange one!

  7. Maria Zannini

    Hubby calls me ‘little one’ or ‘boss’.

    I wonder why? LOL!

    • Shelley Munro

      LOL! He knows his place :)

  8. colleen

    My husband calls me Lovey and I call him Dovey.

    • Sara McGoodwin

      So many endearments, so little time! Babe, Baybeee, (as in “Heeeeeyyy Baybeeee”) Hun, Darl, Sweet, Skinny Butt, (! yay! it’s newly true!! I lost 107 pounds!), Handsome, Mister, Beautiful, Gorgeous, Sexy etc etc!

      The cat has many more: Chat, Chatty Cat, Chatty Cake, Teacake, Mrs. Teacake, Jolly Mrs. Teacake, Lady Chat, Lady Chatterly, Mrs. Beast, Chaaaaaatteeee, Cakes, The Teacake (as in “The Teacake is OUT”), Chit Chat etc etc!

      In Joy,
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      • Shelley Munro

        Some interesting ones on your list.

    • Shelley Munro

      LOL now that’s cute.

  9. Maddy Barone

    No one in my life to call me endearments. But Taye from Sleeping With the Wolf calls Carla “sweetheart” anmd Shadow calls Glory “sunshine”. I like them.

    • Shelley Munro

      Sunshine is cute.

  10. Mary Kirkland

    Ken and I call each other honey all the time.

    I used to call my daughter crudmuffin when she was a baby…lol

    And I call the rats silly boys and squishy boys.

  11. Heather

    Alas, like Maddy, no one in my life to whisper any of these endearments. My sister and BIL call each other “Buddy.”

  12. Mr Munro

    I thought Pandora and Evolve we’re endearment enough ;)

  13. Donna

    My husband doesn’t use endearments, but he changes the way he says my name. There is a clear difference between a short, clipped, staccato calling and the one when his voice is lowered and the vowels are stretched out as he says my name. lol


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