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.
#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.
#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.