Call me sweet names

Krysta Anderson
Krysta Anderson

September 15, 2020

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Don’t you just love when your significant other calls you by your signature name? No, not the one on your birth paper, that’s usually stored and unleashed as a derogatory word during heated disagreements.

The ones being referred to might be lovey-dovey, quirky or downright funny. And Sis, we can all agree that we love these terms of endearment, just as much as we love these men – sometimes. Flair asked a few readers about some of the labels their male counterparts have given them. So without further ado, let’s get this name-calling started.

“My husband usually calls me ‘Boo’ and ‘Babe’. But in the gym, he calls me ‘MG’, which means ‘my girl’, as a way of hyping me up before I tackle something major like a bench press. So he would scream, ‘Let’s go MG!’ and people will always stare and look at us. We don’t mind, he’s all the motivation I need.”

Z.C., 34, medical doctor

“He calls me ‘Babe’, ‘Mummy’ and ‘Queen’. And I call him ‘Shuggie’, ‘Shug’, ‘Shugz’ and ‘Zaddy’.”

C.R., 33, entrepreneur

“The names he calls me are the worst and it’s like they come out of nowhere. So far, my nicknames are ‘Luscious’. ‘Tamarind’. ‘Sweetheart’, this is a regular one, ‘Big baby’ [and] ‘Boo’. I hate it when he calls me boo, and the latest one is ‘Fancy’.”

L.B., 25, public relations consultant

“These days, he calls me ‘Baby’ or ‘Babe’. But it used to be ‘Punk’. I think it was because of how much we used to joke around and how comedic I was. And he decided that it should be my nickname.”

T.H., 30, event administrator/accounting officer

“Bae calls me ‘Munchkin’. I basically got the name from the day we met. But after we fell in love and our relationship became official, so did the name.”

D.M., 27, photographer

“My boyfriend calls me ‘Pumpkin’. I couldn’t tell if he started calling me that before or after we started dating. But for as long as I can remember, I’ve been his pumpkin.”

A.B., 28, lab technician

“He always calls me ‘Sugar’ and ‘Baby Cakes’. Otherwise, he uses another nickname that a baby had given me. He just latched on to it and that has become my name now. But shh, it’s a secret. If I’m called by my first name, I have done something he doesn’t like.”

V.J., 28, accounts executive

“My fiance calls me ‘Suga’ because according to him, I’m sweet and essential to his life.”

A.R., 29, pharmacist

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Krysta Anderson

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Tackles sex and relationships with honesty and openness. For months, she took readers on a journey of self-exploration with personal dating column 'Single but Iffy to Mingle'. Now she's ready for an even bigger adventure.

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