do you call your partner by their name?

@tonibabe (189)
June 8, 2008 3:20pm CST
i dont think i have ever really called my partner by his name i always call him babe! what do you call your partner? do you call them by their real name or not? or am i just strange? lol x
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@AnimeMom (516)
• United States
8 Jun 08
Your not strange at ALL! It's so funny but i do the exact same thing! I NEVER call my husband by his name. That just seems so odd to me, like it's to formal. I usually call him baby, babe, honey, or my personal favorite Daddy Pants! LOL!
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@tonibabe (189)
8 Jun 08
well at least im not the only one lol but i must say i have never called my husband daddy pants lol thanks for your response
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@Bethany1202 (3431)
• United States
8 Jun 08
Sometimes I call him by his real name (Bryan) and sometimes I call him babe. Many times I address him by the nickname I to gave him a long time ago, which is Bunny, from a funny story... But that's another topic altogether!
@dpk262006 (56760)
• Delhi, India
12 Jun 08
I do not exactly call my partner by name, if I need to call her, I call her -"Dear, please listen.........". She also normally does not call me by my first name, in Indian culture, wives do not call their husbands by their first name, except some exceptions.
@tonibabe (189)
14 Jun 08
wow i didnt know that thats interesting thanks for your response
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@dpk262006 (56760)
• Delhi, India
16 Jun 08
So this post of yours helped you gain some new knowledge.....LOL!
• China
9 Jun 08
I don't have a partner because I not old enough to get married.Haha~ But I remember my mum always call my dad'd full name.That does not necessarily mean they don't have a good relationship.NO no no,it is juat habit.
@tonibabe (189)
9 Jun 08
yep that is true it is just habits you get into not about how happy you are or how much you love each other! thanks for your response!
• China
10 Jun 08
Best wishes!
• Philippines
13 Jun 08
you're not strange... it's better you call your partner with an endearment than to call them with their names...it's not so sweet... I don't want my partner to call me with my name either... It's just like talking to your friends...
@tonibabe (189)
14 Jun 08
that i a good point it wouldnt be as nice and loving if you didnt do it! even if you only called them babe or something like that every now and then! thaks for your response! x
• Philippines
12 Jun 08
I call my husband "daddy" or "be" short for "Babe' or "Baby". I even don't know how and who started calling. But when are furious or have a petty fight, we call each other's full name. . . hehehe
@tonibabe (189)
14 Jun 08
yes when your fighting you dont want to call him babe do you lol its like when your parents called your full name when you were young you knew you were in trouble lol thanks for your response
• United States
10 Jun 08
I call him honeydew or papa because of my 2 yr old. I think pet names are cute and special
@tonibabe (189)
14 Jun 08
yeah it is very special and i tink its loving thanks for your response
9 Jun 08
Its funny you should bring that up. I am constantly telling him to call me by my name. I get so tired of hearing BABE all the time. He fell in love with a real person with a real name. It doesn't take much effort to say BABE all the time, you know?
@tonibabe (189)
9 Jun 08
that is a good point! i really dont mind it tho. its just a habit ive got into i cant help it! thanks for your response and i hope your partner stops calling you babe lol x
• United States
9 Jun 08
I have several endearments for my husband, but I also use his name--well, his nickname, actually. He is very hard of hearing (really!), and I often need to call his name repeatedly and loudly before he hears.
@tonibabe (189)
9 Jun 08
hehe my husband has selective hearing when i call him to do jobs he never hears me but i could whisper foods ready and he hears that lol thaks for your response! have a great day!
• Canada
8 Jun 08
Someimes I call my husband by his first name, other times I call him things like sexy, hot stuff, goodlooking... My sister calls her husband Pooky. I don't think we even remember his real name anymore. Even the guys at work sometimes call him Pooky.
@tonibabe (189)
8 Jun 08
i bet he loves that lol once my grandma called my husband babe as i forgot to tell her his real name that was funny lol thanks for your response!
@cutie143 (215)
• Philippines
17 Jun 08
Of course you're not strange! I exactly do the same. I dont call my husband by his name, we call each other LOVE...
@kanade (39)
• India
16 Jun 08
Yes i call my partner by name, eventhogh in our indian tradition we are not suppose to call him by his name. In our tradition we need call him with some respect. But we are good friends so call him some time with funny names.
@roanne05 (1291)
• Oman
12 Jun 08
well,,,i am single right now..anyway my last partner???hmmm...lets see, i call him mahal..mahal meaning love in our country. or mahal ko..meaning my love...thet last would be vin, short for his name..that is if i am trying to be sweet!hehehe!but when i am angry..i call him in his full name!hahaha!now ask me how does he knew i am angry!hehehe!
• United States
12 Jun 08
I call my hubby babe too...LOL or I call him by his name Lamel when i am mad:) sometimes i call him by my nickname for him MELY. People always tease mely but it is my name..so, so what LOL.
9 Jun 08
I call my boyfriend baby alot but I do also call him by his real name as well especially when we are in public =)
@gloreymay (882)
• Philippines
9 Jun 08
I sometimes call him by his name if we are in public and if I'm mad at him. But I usually add name in his name which is cute.
• United States
8 Jun 08
Hon! Sugar! Babe! Yep, I use all those names for my honey. I don't usually use my honey's real name, cause it makes him feel like I'm calling him on something he's done. He's a big softie, so I try not to offend. It's rubbed off onto a new generation and now I call my little girl "sweetie". She's so funny. Sometimes she calls me "honey", isn't that too sweet? Kids are so adorable and funny. Thanks for the super fun discussion.