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50 Cute Things to Call Your Boyfriend to Create Intimacy

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Calling your boyfriend pet names may sound romantic to you, but it isn’t always for them. Here are 50 cute things to call your boyfriend that work.

What isn’t cute about what a girl calls her boyfriend? Well, I suppose it depends on who you ask. Some words strike guys the right way, and others turn them off completely. Nicknames can be cute, but they can also sound like nails on a chalkboard to a guy who thinks they are embarrassing.

Don’t be that girl who calls her boyfriend something that will make other guys call him names. Pick something cute, but not embarrassing, to create intimacy in your relationship. Having cute names for each other can be the catalyst for enhancing your relationship, but it also has the potential to make him want to run screaming like the house is on fire.

Try one of these 50 cute things to call your boyfriend

The key to finding the thing that makes him smile is knowing who he is and what he wants. If he is a guy that is okay with putting your relationship out there for display, then using a nickname is fair game in any instance. However, if he is more of a “guy’s guy,” he may prefer that whatever name you find for him be kept between the two of you.

That means that you should only use it in private and when no one else is around to hear. In fact, sometimes the things that are secret to only the two of you can be like an inside joke. It can become some of the glue that binds you. [Read: 25 awesome ways to keep a guy hooked and happy in love]

#1 Handsome. Handsome is one of those old-school words that we just don’t use very much anymore. Being replaced by “hot,” handsome can make your guy feel more like an old spice type than an “Axe” one.

#2 His first initial only. There is something cute about shortening his name. But, instead of using the first few letters, or putting a twist on them, just use the first letter initial. If his name is James, simply call him “J.” Short and sweet, there isn’t anything embarrassing about that!

#3 Darling. Again, an oldie but a goodie. Darling lets him know he is dearest to your heart. This may not be too unique, but it is still one of those perfectly cute things to call your boyfriend.

#4 Everything. If he is everything to you, let him know in one simple word.

#5 Hotness. If getting close to him makes you feel hot and bothered, then hotness is the perfect thing to call him. [Read: 50 dirty and sexy things to say to your boyfriend]

#6 Good looking. Good looking is something cute that will catch his attention, say it once, or make that your special name for him.

#7 Hun. Honey is the old-fashioned name for your mate. Hun is a shorter version and won’t remind him of the “honey do” list that comes after a commitment.

#8 Lips. If your lips crave his and sometimes you just want to sit around and watch them as he talks, call him lips so he knows how hot those smackers are.

#9 Ironman. Even if he is no athlete, if he is as strong as iron, Ironman is the perfect thing to call him. This is a different version of cute things to call your boyfriend.

#10 Charming. Prince Charming may be a little over the top, but if he is your prince then Charming will do. [Read: 36 cute and sweet things to say to your boyfriend]

#11 Flip. If the sight of him makes your heart flip, then let him know by calling him flip.

#12 More. As in “love you more.” Using this as a nickname will let him know that you simply can’t get enough of him.

#13 Knockout. Tough enough to knock someone out, he also knocks out your sensibilities whenever he is around.

#14 My love. There is something very binding about calling him “my love.” Not as over the top as I love you all the time, it will remind him that he is loved and also is your one and only.

#15 My Hero. If he is always there to be your knight in shining armor, then tell him so by calling him your hero. [Read: Cute pet names for girlfriends and boyfriends]

#16 Cutes. Something quick that rolls off your tongue, Cutes can be the thing that tells him both how he looks and how he makes your heart soar.

#17 Mr. Right. If he is the man that you have been looking for your entire life, then let him know.

#18 Sweets. Sweet as sugar? Then sweets it is.

#19 Sexy. Although sexy is something that is usually a term for girls, guys can be just as sexy and can make your heart go pitter-patter.

#20 Sugar. If he is sweeter than you can even ask for, then this is the name for him! [Read: 24 romantic things to do for your sweet boyfriend]

#21 Sunshine. If your sun rises and sets for him, then he is your personal sunshine.

#22 Superstar. Better than an athlete shooting the three-pointer, if he is your superstar and saves the day every time, Superstar is one of the perfect cute things to call your boyfriend.

#23 Alpha. The guy who is the alpha male in any situation deserves to be called it.

#24 Smooth. Short for smooth operator, this is for the guy who knows how to operate everything with perfection.

#25 Sunday. Nothing is better than curling up on the couch together on a Sunday afternoon. Remind him that he is the only one you want there at the end of a long week.

#26 Gorgeous. Who doesn’t want to be gorgeous? He might not act like he loves it, but deep down, he thinks it is awesome that you feel that way about him.

#27 One. If he is your one and only let him know! [Read: 25 ways to make your guy feel appreciated and cared for]

#28 Maverick. For the guy who went to great lengths to win your heart, Maverick it is!

#29 Risky. A guy who is up for any adventure and isn’t afraid to try something new should be called “Risky.”

#30 Butter. If he is as yummy as butter and gives you butterflies, then this is another one of the cute things to call your boyfriend.

#31 Toughie. A man who is tough and rugged will love it when you call him his best traits.

#32 Squishy. If he’s so damn lovable you just want to squish him, then Squishy is the perfect name to call him.

#33 Super. Superman is so overused. He isn’t a superhero, but he is your hero, and he is super. [Read: 25 compliments for guys they’ll never forget]

#34 Awesomeness. The guy who is awesome at being everything you need, should be called awesomeness.

#35 Tallie. If you are his shortie, then he is your tallie, right?

#36 Thumper. Everyone will think it is because he knows the golden rule, but you call him Thumper because he makes your heart go thump, thump, thump.

#37 Mine. The guy you want to have around forever and be just yours should have this stamped on him so other girls know to back off!

#38 Hips. He not only has amazing hips, but he knows how to use them in just the right way? Call him hips to tell him he is awesome in bed. This is one of the cute things to call your boyfriend that he will actually like!

#39 Wonder. Only some guys know what the song wonderland means. If he takes the time to make your body a wonderland, then call him wonder and give him a little praise for his hard efforts.

#40 Bear. If he can tear someone up if he wanted to, but is also cuddly and cute, then he is your bear. [Read: Tips for turning a guy on]

#41 All. For the guy who is all you will ever need, All is sweet and short.

#42 Rugged. If he can start a fire from twigs and is the ultimate hunter and gatherer, then rugged should be his name.

#44 Old Man. If he acts like an old man even in his twenties, it is cute to call him old man, because that is the opposite of what he actually is. It can sometimes lighten his mood too.

#45 Adore. If he is so adorable you want to eat him up, then adore is a short version that is much cuter. One of the great things to call your boyfriend. [Read: How to make your boyfriend want you more than ever]

#46 Smiley. If he is the thing that makes you smile, call him smiley

#47 Babe. Cool and tough, calling someone babe is so “James Dean.”

#48 Grow. The guy you want to keep growing a relationship with, and eventually grow old with, should be called grow.

#49 Magic. If his effect on you is like magic, he makes everything better instantly, magic it is. [Read: 25 tips to make your guy feel appreciated and cared for]

#50 Eyes. The guy who has those eyes that just melt your soul should be called out for it. Eyes is the perfect way to tell him his windows to the soul tell you he is your soul mate.

Finding cute things to call your boyfriend that both you and he think is cute can be tough. Guys are, well, tough, and want to appear that way to their friends.

If you are going to call him something cute just make sure that you say it at the right time to make him feel good instead of saying it at the wrong and taking the chance of embarrassing him in front of his friends.

[Read: How to keep a guy interested in 30 super sexy ways]

A good pet name can create intimacy between you and your boyfriend, and it tells him how incredible you think he is. So melt his heart by picking one of these cute things to call your boyfriend!

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Julie Keating
Julie Keating

A writer isn’t born, but created out of experiences. No lack of subject matter, my life reads more like fiction than anything that could have been imagined...

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