Dating pet names
However, although the top notes are all there, the bottom notes are somewhat lacking.
Sure, they want to cater to your every need and spoil you at every opportunity, but there’s not much in the way of passion in how they view you.
[Read: 25 signs your man really loves you even if he doesn’t say it out loud] #4 “My love.” Shakespearean is the term that best describes the impression this particular pet name gives.
It is both eloquently yet casually romantic – easily dropped into the conversation and always delivers with impact.
Easy to pull off, low risk, highly effective if enunciated with an affectionate grin. ‘Baby Cakes’ was a song by British garage trio ‘3 of a Kind’ which charted at number 1 (yes, actual number 1; this was the most popular song across the entire United Kingdom, the land of Emmeline Pankhurst and Isambard Kingdom Brunel) in 2004. However, based on absolutely no empirical evidence whatsoever, we’re going to say that partners who breezily toss the term ‘dude’ back and forth once in a while have far more fun and far fewer arguments about electricity bills.
For maximum impact, use immediately after your partner has done something unintentionally sweet, such as catching a moth and setting it free outside. If you are a die-hard ‘3 of a Kind’ fan, then by all means, commandeer ‘Baby Cakes’ for your loved one. You may not walk away with the trophy for originality and it ranks a little too highly on the cringe-o-meter, but if uttered sparingly and with a wry smile (ideally while presenting her with breakfast in bed), you might be onto a winner. A very cute name to call your girlfriend on a Sunday morning when you’re dancing around the kitchen together to Frank Sinatra.
If you’re happy being their fluffy bunny, then that’s just great.
In fact, we’re putting our foot down and saying that this is the best one. This wasn’t even supposed to be a competition but look: this is the best nickname for your girlfriend.Empower her, admire her, support her, and indulge your inner dweeb all at the same time with this nerd-tastic moniker.Best to only use it in private though, lest your non-fantasy-show-liking friends overhear and you are forevermore heckled as ‘elf boy’.Best shy away from ‘my lover’ though, unless you’ve found love in the rolling hills of the West Country. #vino #lovemyman) and we can all agree it is a very annoying term.However, next to the lexical travesty that is ‘wifey’, ‘hubby’ might as well be ‘cellar door’. One of the best cute names to call your girlfriend if you’ve just purchased a new sofa and fancy testing it out for the night.
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Pet names are terms *usually, but not always* restricted to a single word that would be considered over-familiar and/or a bit soppy in a wider context.