Do you call your near and dear ones with some pet names or nick names?

@dpk262006 (58713)
Delhi, India
October 11, 2007 12:40am CST
How many of you call your partner using some pet name or nick name and vice versa? Which pet or nick names do you use or your partner uses to call for each other? How many of you call your dear friends by any pet names or nick names or vice versa? I would like you to share your and your partners/friends’ pet and nick names with me. Thanks in advance.
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@ssh123 (31085)
• India
11 Oct 07
They also like to be called with nick names or pet names. If we call by their original name, they feel strange. My nieces (2) are called PUTTI and PAPU (Their names are Sunitha and Vinutha). Now they are in Singapore, workingin a shipping company. When we telephone, we still call PUTTI AND PAPU. They are married and have kids and I hope the kids will not call by that name. They May not like it. But their husbands call by pet name, christianed by us.
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@dpk262006 (58713)
• Delhi, India
12 Oct 07
Thanks for a very very interesting response. 'Putti' and 'Papu' sound very good. :):)
@MarieJ23 (1041)
• United States
12 Oct 07
Yes, hubby and I called each other using a word of endearment. For my close friends, I called them using their own nicknames or the nicknames I made for them.
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@dpk262006 (58713)
• Delhi, India
12 Oct 07
Thanks for a very very interesting response. Which nick names did you use? Have a great day! :):):)
@MarieJ23 (1041)
• United States
12 Oct 07
No matter what our mood is, as long as we need to call each others attention we address each other "baby". SOunds common but wow, it's a very good music to the ear. With my friends, I call them with variety of nicknames, I made them most of the time depending on their personality and attitude.*smile*
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@dpk262006 (58713)
• Delhi, India
15 Oct 07
You have not mentioned the nick names? Baby is alright.
@mimpi1911 (25473)
• India
11 Oct 07
Hi Deepak, Ours is a family which have a reputation of having numerous pet names. Infact, my mom, aunts, uncles all are being called differently by different relations. My sisters even have more than 3 pet names. Having said this, I could well be an exception. My pet name is mimpi and others are momo, mompai, mishti. Mou is my good name. It's really a confusion, what do you feel? but it feels very sweet and pampered. Here I would like to share one thing. My father' cousin brother' family has a unique way to keep nick names. It's according to the month they were born. It goes like this: January born: Jany Feb: Phoeby March: Mirchi April: Appy May: May June: Juni July: Jelly August: can't remember September: can't remember October: Octa November: Novi December: Deci So, what do you feel? I would like to know about your nick name as well. Pls shae. smiles..
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@dpk262006 (58713)
• Delhi, India
11 Oct 07
Thanks for a very very interesting response. 'Misti' and 'Mou' sounds very good. What is your sister's 3 per names? It is really funny to read pet names on the basis of months. Really Really marvellous idea! Unfortunately or fortunately I have no pet name....I am called by 'Deepak' only. (some pet names were used in my childhood to address me, but I am not able to recall those) :):):)
@mimpi1911 (25473)
• India
12 Oct 07
Hi deepak, Thanks for appreciating, as always. My sisters are called tutu, tutai, monami, mithu, tootsie, dimpi....it will get really long. Deepak is a name that can be used both as pet and good name. It has a wonderful, optimistic feel.
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@dpk262006 (58713)
• Delhi, India
15 Oct 07
Tutu and mithu sounds very charming!
@apsara60 (6610)
• Israel
15 Oct 07
As the other day, we both were discussing how app becomes Tum and Tum becomes Tu.....similarly for people who are very close and loving to us, pet names just come out naturally. I call my daughter Guddiya, and my son Raja, and when I am in good mood, I call my Hubby Rajasthani Gudda as he is from kota in Rajasthan , and when I am angry then I call him "Khaddoss".......lol.....and he calls me Kashmiran, as I spent most of my chilhood in beautiuful valleys of Kashmir........this is what is called informal relationship.......today I call you deepak, but when I will start calling you deepu......then we can say that we are more than friends.......here now I even clarified your doubt about formal and informal relations ship.......Nice discussion.....deepu.......lol
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@dpk262006 (58713)
• Delhi, India
6 Nov 07
First of all I am sorry, I could not see your response earlier. Interesting to read that you call your daughter 'Guddiya' and your son 'Raja'. These are the two common and easiest nick names which are given to sons and daugthters. Kuchch acchaa substitute dundlo...'Khaddoss' ka.... 'Kashmiran' is a nice one. Mujehey jo marzi balalo...I won't mind....Deepak...Deepu..Deep........it is entirely your choice. Have a great day! Deepak
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@apsara60 (6610)
• Israel
1 Mar 08
Thank you deepu with lost of smiles.
@apsara60 (6610)
• Israel
1 Mar 08
ha ha ha.........not lost dear but lots of smiles.....and giggles.........yeh sab mere hasty nature ka natija hai.......par tum to samjdhar ho samjh hi gai hoge...........lol
@stella1989 (2274)
• India
14 Nov 07
I have some pretty funny names for my college friends..!! We really are going crazy for such names to call..!! One of my friend has a big cute tummy so I call her "tondoo"..!! :P Now thats very funny but she is the cutest anyways..!!! And in answer to that she calls me "motalala" with love...now I no way looks like that to any one :P..!! Any ways its fun calling names to my friends..! I have many pet names..!! like angel,jelly,stell,anjla,doll......many more...and yes some wierd ones too...now I wouldn't like to disclose my wierd names too cause its preety embarrasing..!! :)
@dpk262006 (58713)
• Delhi, India
14 Nov 07
Thanks for sharing interesting pet names Stella! Have a great day!
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• India
14 Nov 07
thanks...!! I don't know why people really enjoy giving me pet names..!! :)
@Buchi_bulla (8299)
• India
1 Nov 07
I call my children with all sorts of names, with or without meaning. Now my grand child gets this from me. No charm in calling with the real name. Others are there to call them with their original names. This is a privilege to me.
@dpk262006 (58713)
• Delhi, India
6 Nov 07
Please tell us the pet names which you use for your children or grand children.
• India
10 Nov 07
My children will feel bad if I reveal this family secret. This privilege is only for me, dear friend.
• New Zealand
14 Nov 07
My boyfriend and I called each other BABY. When we got married, we still called each other BABY. When we had our first baby (daughter), we called her BABY so we change our pet name to PAPA and MAMA because that's what our daughter called us...=)
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@dpk262006 (58713)
• Delhi, India
14 Nov 07
Thanks for sharing interesting pet Baby! Have a great day!
@shilpaum (1752)
• India
1 Nov 07
Yes I do...! But Generally I like so, for relatives only. For friends, even though dear ones I don't use them.
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@dpk262006 (58713)
• Delhi, India
6 Nov 07
Tell me any pet name, which you use. how are you? Wish you a very Happy Diwali! Deepak
@youless (105366)
• Guangzhou, China
18 Oct 07
Yes, I call my husband as "brother":)
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@dpk262006 (58713)
• Delhi, India
6 Nov 07
It is interesting....brother....
• United States
15 Oct 07
well when it comes to my husband i dont have really any pet names for him other than the usual babe, sweetie etc but for me he has plenty and they are all so sweet and loving, for instance we;ve been together almost 11yrs and when i call him ( his cell shows its me ) he always answers "hello Beautiful" or when saying good bye its always " i love you hope you have a good day beautiful" and pet name wise its princess . for family im shellbell, sweatpea,Queen B (to my mother that is LOL ) and then a few names that arent exactly mylot approved but all in fun!
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@dpk262006 (58713)
• Delhi, India
6 Nov 07
Thanks for sharing!
@subathra (3519)
• India
12 Oct 07
I like to call some of my close friends with pet name..and similarly my friends do call me with my pet name..even i have stored some of my friends mobile numbers with their pet names..theres one friend in our group who weights very less like a teddy bear and hence we all call her as "teddy" and another who prefers to eat maggi noodles in her breakfast and hence we call her "maggi"..
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@dpk262006 (58713)
• Delhi, India
12 Oct 07
Thanks for a very very interesting response. 'Teddy' and 'Maggi' nick names sound very good. What is your nick name????? Thanks very much for appreciating the discussion. Have a great day! :):):)
@skydancer (2104)
• United States
11 Oct 07
I never really did this, however, my dad's family is from New Orleans, and almost every one of his relatives had an unusual nickname of some kind. For instance, I did not call my grandmother "grandma," she was always "Pouffle" to me... same with my dad and his grandmother. And no, this was not something either of us made up learning to talk like many people speculate - it is a family nickname. My dad called his grandfather "Bunk," and I am told that had my grandfather been alive when I was born, he probably would have wanted me to call him the same name his father went by as a grandfather. Most couples I know call each other by their first name, but my parents always call each other "Babe." Apparently my dad's parents called each other "Poochie." I never had any nicknames for anyone though. Sometimes I casually call people "dahling" because my favorite actress Cassandra Harris said it so perfectly in several of the roles I saw her play. Other than that, usually I call people by their real name unless they request otherwise.
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@dpk262006 (58713)
• Delhi, India
12 Oct 07
Thanks for a very very interesting response. 'Pouffle' and 'Bunky' all nick names sound very good. Thanks very much for appreciating the discussion. Have a great day! :):):)
@artemis432 (7474)
• Abernathy, Texas
11 Oct 07
I call my husband Bear sometimes. Although he is Asiann - he is tall - 6'4 and very broad shouldered. And I always giggle at him in the mornings when I have to wake him up for something (he works nights) because he grumbles like a bear. I call my baby Snoogs, Snoogins, Bubbha - Sweet Cheeks/stinky butt. I've been called many things over the years. I've been called Abacus and Jade by friends. Amy-la, Aim by friends and family. One boyfriend called me Amy-cakes and Cutie, one guy friend callled me Moonlight and another boyfriend called me Arty. Another guy friend called me Al - his name is Al and those are my initials. Really, my name is kind of like a nickname - it sound like its short for something - Amy. I called one boyfriend Mikeypooh and I had a group a friends - back when I was Jade who all had other names. Cutter, Dalimar, Elric, Raven. You know back when we were teens and into the fantasy type things, the mystical. Things like Elfquest and D&D.
@dpk262006 (58713)
• Delhi, India
12 Oct 07
Amy! Hi! Thanks for a very very interesting response. 'Abacus' and 'Snoogs', 'Moonlight' all nick names sound very good. Thanks very much for appreciating the discussion. Have a great day! :):):)
• Philippines
11 Oct 07
Hello dpk262006..cute question to ask. I used to call my boyfriend-now-husband "My Betong" & he fondly addressed me as "My Isang" everytime we talk via CB/Radioband, ages ago. I swear..we're not possessive of each other! But our real term of endearment is "HAL" short for MAHAL which means LOVE in English.
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@dpk262006 (58713)
• Delhi, India
12 Oct 07
Thanks for a very very interesting response. 'My Isang' & other nick names sound very good. Thanks very much for appreciating the discussion. Have a great day! :):):)
• United States
11 Oct 07
WEll I call my boyfriend Pokey and he calls me Gumby. hehe. I also call him The Wrecker because he pretty much breaks everything he touches. lol. He also likes to call me bug, becuase he says I'm as pretty as a lady bug. :)
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@dpk262006 (58713)
• Delhi, India
12 Oct 07
Thanks for a very very interesting response. 'Pokey' and 'Gamby', 'bug' all nick names sound very good. Thanks very much for appreciating the discussion. Have a great day! :):):)
• United States
11 Oct 07
yes it is very rare that i call anyone that is close to me by there real names.. and when i happen to say there rel name it just sounds weird rolling off my tounge almost as if i were in school and i just gave the wrong answer.. my husband i call him honeydew have now since a month into our relationship over 8 years ago.. i call him by his name only when i am mad at him... or i call him daddy when it regards our daughter needing him ill be like daddy gabby wants you.. etc etc.. my daughters name is gabrielle but we call her gabby, most of the time i call her princess or sweetcheeks and very rarely call her by her full first name... My sister shelly isnt usually shelly its usally sissy or for now.."prego" my sister amanda is nicknamed pokey because she is sooooo slow!! LOL so i never call her amanda even my daughter cals her auntie pokey my brothers name is steven by using that name is even weirder then saying the wrond name in school. for as far back as i can remeber i have always called him bubba... just a name for him since he was little and to me if i call him steven i have to be really really upset with him.. man even typing it out feels funny to me...lol and lastly theres me.. jessica nope to my husband its babycakes... or just baby... same thing applys its very rare to hear him call me by name very very rare adn its an odd feeling when he happens to... My sister shelly also calles me sissy or for now as well 'prego' and everyone else calls ma kaka or auntie kaka... no one uses my name name.. and i sort of like it bnetter this way cool discussion thanks
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@dpk262006 (58713)
• Delhi, India
12 Oct 07
Thanks for a very very interesting response. 'Honeydew' 'gabby', 'prego' 'pokey' all nick names sound very good. Thanks very much for appreciating the discussion. Have a great day! :):):)
@kaplya (1578)
• India
11 Oct 07
i don't have a partner right now so don't need to call him by his nick name!lol but i see usually i address my childhood friends only by their pet/nick name. i prefer to call those friends which i made later by their name and also expect them to address me by my real name and not my nick:) there are two reasons for that i guess, 1. my nick name is something i don't find cute, 2.in my opinion pet/ nicknames are something of a family matter and if everybody in world starts addressing me by that then what would become of my real name!LOL
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@dpk262006 (58713)
• Delhi, India
12 Oct 07
Thanks for sharing your views. What is your pet/nic name, please tell us, we will not tell it to anyone else! Have a great day!
@aidonia (4209)
• Greece
11 Oct 07
I'm not fun of nick names,pet names or any kind of changing your name.Maybe because since I was a kid the most of the people try changed my name as I had a different and difficult name.I never didn't like it and when I grown up I told to everyone call me by my real name.Take little time but now I have full success and I want let it like this...
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@dpk262006 (58713)
• Delhi, India
12 Oct 07
Thanks for sharing your views. Have a great day!
@sang2k2 (1833)
• India
11 Oct 07
hi dpk, its like the person i m close to or love the most automatically on its own i tend to call tht person by some or the other sweet pet names...
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@dpk262006 (58713)
• Delhi, India
12 Oct 07
which nick names do you use?
• Philippines
11 Oct 07
I call my dad Bart Simpsons and my mom Marge Simpson. Because we are a fan of the Simpsons. Some of my close friends i used a pet name for them like " Ms. Suplada (means snob). I also used some other names according to their favorites. Some of them i called Garfield , snoopy and the like.
@dpk262006 (58713)
• Delhi, India
11 Oct 07
Thanks for a very interesting response!