Do you keep cute pet names for your boyfriend or girlfriend? Pet names have a history, and they’re secretly special. But why do so many couples use pet names when their partner actually has a real name?
Cute pet names are definitely one of the next steps in any relationship, isn’t it?
It doesn’t matter if it is cuddly-dums or loving-pumps, it’s all cute in love.
There you are, just cuddling with each other and your lover babbles out a very funny barely pronounceable word, most probably based out of your antics or body parts.
There’s one moment of silence, followed by a chortle of laughter or a grin of embarrassment.
And the whole story unfolds with that little word, and in that quiet moment of cuddly love, you are officially given a pet name.
The world of cute pet names
Pet names. They’re so amusing and yet, so cute.
You obviously don’t want your friends to know your pet name, so you’re probably going to tell your lover something like, “Just don’t call me ‘Perky Nips’ in front of my friends, okay, Hungo?”
When you think about it, pet names have more of a meaning than just lovers’ babble.
It’s all about adding a new level of identity and intimacy to a special someone, to set apart the relationship between two people. [Read: How to have a perfect new relationship]
Why not just call your lover by their name?
Many single people ask this question and wonder aloud. But the answer’s pretty simple. When you really like something like a soft toy or someone like a lover, you want to cuddle and sink into that person or thing. You feel all warm and fuzzy inside, and you’re filled with joy and happiness. Your instincts recreate a scenario where you feel like a blissful baby, lost for words and feel euphoric and helpless, just like how you babble when you’re drunk!
At times like these, you end up saying something out loud. And in most cases, it’s got something to do with your lover’s body parts during afterplay or the way your lover makes you feel. It may be a stupid word, but it’s still filled with all the emotions that you could sum up in that happy moment. [Read: How to be happy in a relationship]
Cute pet names and love
Pet names are a lot like general nicknames, but in this case, it’s a lot more personal and special. It’s something that defines your relationship. It may be from a friend, a sibling or a lover. The fact that this person considers you special enough to give you a name that’s personal and has a special importance between you both reveals a lot about how special you are to them.
And all these names are a part of the complicated language of love. The language of love is universal, but it definitely comes in several dialects. One couple who find it cute to call each other “num-nums” may find another couple calling each other “honey-pot” stupid. [Read: 25 cute romantic gestures for everyday life]
Cute pet names and men
A man may feel that pet names are a feminine thing, so even if he was using any special words to call his girl, he may refrain from using them in public. Let’s just say, a man feels like he’s wearing frilly pink skirts when he’s caught using pet names in public. That’s usually the case, unless the guy has some macho-stud nickname for his woman like ‘girlie’, ‘babe’ or ‘chick’, which is comfortably used even in front of others.
On the other hand, women become real babies when it comes to love and cute pet names. They tend to baby talk a lot more than men. And they don’t mind doing that in public either. Well, that’s in most cases anyways.
There are no sources here, but it seems like women started calling their men by a pet name, and this trend eventually rubbed off on men. After all, women are a lot better connected to their inner child and feelings of love than men.
Cute pet names and ex lovers
Men and women apart, pet names themselves too have their own problems. There are a few pet names that are universal, like ‘honey’, ‘baby’ and ‘cutie’, and there are a few pet names that are non-transferable. If you’ve called someone by a particular name earlier, there’s no way you’re ever supposed to use the same pet name with your present partner. Not only would it feel weird, it’s like calling out an ex’s name in bed, don’t you think? [Read: Things to talk about in a perfect relationship]
Pet names are personal
It’s always easy to go with widely accept names like ‘sweetheart’ and ‘honey’, but you have to remember that a cute pet name is personal and special. If you still don’t have a pet name for each other, don’t worry about it. Pet names have a tendency of just popping up out of the blue. And when you hear a pet name, you’ll know. Don’t force a pet name out just to fit in. Wait for it to come naturally.
All said and done, pet names are special and romantic. It’s personal and no lover really cares if others don’t get what the word means. As long as lovers feels special and cared for, cute pet names are here to stay!
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