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chanters
03-05-2006, 03:16 PM
:heart:

I guess this is a little game of sorts :) I love coming up with varied nicknames for people and pets. What endearments do you use for family members/ SO/ friends...? Are there any that are used on you :D? Can you come up with any particularly loving ones?

I've been called Guppy, and Chanty-chan, and also The Big Potato (>__< don't ask :roflhard: )

I call my lil' sister 'Nana (for Enana, Spanish for dwarf) and the dog is Carlitos, Poocho or Doggiekins...

I love using Candy Kitten or Sugar Bunny for little children X-D I'm sure they think I'm seriously weird :rollseyes:

margie
03-05-2006, 04:57 PM
I call my kids (or other kids, too, for that matter!) Honey Heart. I'm not sure where it came from!

dustinac
03-05-2006, 05:45 PM
:rofling: I thought this was gonna be about my favorite need to cry movie LOL


Well my family calls me Sissy, Dus, or Dusty... I do not like Dusty and only let a few get by with it.. :lol:

My husband calls me hun or cutie...

My kids call me mommy although my dd sometimes says momma...

My dh's neices and nephew call me DD cause our nephew couldn't say Dustina when he was little...

My nickname for my children is honey..cutie...baby girl... baby boy... or just baby...

My nickname for my dh is sweetie...

Cristy
03-06-2006, 03:32 PM
my dd's nickname is Juliabug--I used to tell her she was prettier than a lady bug...b/c she's a juliabug. It was really cute when she started learning her name and only referred to herself as juliabug.

Her grandpa Greg calls her "girlfriend"...so now she says she's momma's juliabug and greg's girlfriend!

My family calls me Cris--most of my friends in High School do too but my husband (even though we went to high school together) will only call me Cristy.

My daughter has started calling me mom instead of mommy which is really weird to me considering she's 3. :shock:

KellyK
03-06-2006, 04:05 PM
SOOO many!

I call DH "My Poopie" or "LUH-verrrr"

He calls me "Baby", "Huney", "My Love" or "My Loaf"
(He also talks directly to my tummy sometimes, but doesnt have a pet name for it. Thank GAWD. :rollseyes: )

As for the dogs:

I call Howie "Puppy" alot, or "Pup-cake", "Pup-tart". Friends at work call him "Howie Chi-wowie"

I Call Maddie by her full name, "Miss Madilyn Louise" and she LOVES that.

As for Sophie, we call her "Toph" or "Soapy".

Collectively, they are "my pooches" , as in "Where's my pooches" and "C'mon, pooches! Bedtime!"

knitncook
03-06-2006, 05:35 PM
I don't have many "terms of endearment." My girls I both address as "princess" and my son "buddy" I've been known to call my cat Kiki-mongo (her name is just Kiki). I used to have a cat that was "silly wonkus kitty" My girls now call me just mom, only my son still calls me mommy. I have a friend whose 13 yo son still calls her mommy and I think it is so sweet!

knittingachiever
03-06-2006, 05:41 PM
DH and I are both the kind of people who can't call the people we love the most by their actual names, so our "pet names" are our "real" names to each other. We only use real names in emergencies.

I'm SL (stands for Special Lady) and he's Igb (long story...). My dad calls me Bird, my mom calls me Rachie, my little brother calls me Face.

My dog Milo is usually called Bug or The Bug, sometimes Buglet and sometimes Sugarcube.

Cat Wanda is Wandoodle or, more often, just Doodle.

We're silly... :P

brendajos
03-06-2006, 06:18 PM
oddly, i don't generally allow too many terms of endearment to be used on me...i say oddly because i call most people in my life by silly little names.

most people get called Pookie at some time or another.
i have a couple of friends that get called by a new "Luv ____" name on a daily basis. Luv munky...luv bunny...luv muffin...etc
The sometimes b/f is NEVER called by his name. I think it bothers him only because I just never say his name, not because i call him all the other names. somewhere along the line he turned me into one of those people who calls people Baby. I never was one of those people....raging feminist that i was nobody was allowed to call me that either....He turned me to mush and i gave in...lol. He has a lot of nice names he calls me but only he gets by with it really.

lots of people call me Bren of course though it always makes me lift an eyebrow when relative strangers do it...lol


There are a lot of people who call me brendajos which isn't really a term of endearment i don't think considering most think that it really is my name. (it is, just not all one word! :D ) oh and a few call me brendamojojojojo. ;)

nicolethegeek
03-06-2006, 06:40 PM
DH and I never seem to use our "real" names for each other. It's always "sweetie", "honey" or something similar. DH knows that I'm mad at him if I call him "Derek". :roflhard:

I have a bad habit of calling my kids by the wrong name {even gender sometimes!}, so I have collective terms for the ones we have living at home right now. Jacqueline and Rebecca {10 & 9 yo} are "the girls"... if I holler "GIRLS!!!" they know to come running. Lissa and Alex are "the kids". Lissa is usually "baby girl" or "cutie". Alex is either "brat" or "ah-lex". What's cute is that Lissa calls him "sis-sah"... which is what Alex calls her {sister}. :roflhard:

feministmama
03-06-2006, 06:54 PM
My grandfather's middle was bell so all the newest kids in the family were called whatever-bell. I have one aunt that *STILL* calls me Lori-bell. I kinda like it though

And I thought this was a black thing when I was a kid cuz both my mum's family and my dad's family and some other black folks I knew would use this word. Boubie. As in "how's it going boubie?" with a tousle of the hair. It is not pronounced like boob but ya just half to hear it.

TwoLeftNeedles
03-06-2006, 08:19 PM
My oldest son was Booga, boogaboy, boogalatch, or just boog. When I first came to KH, I wondered why everyone was knitting him a bag!

My youngest is munchkin, chicken little, punkin, my baby (as in "Whatcha doin', my baby?")

DH sometimes gets referred to as sweetie, but we mostly use regular names.

The cat is evil kitty. :twisted:

April410
03-06-2006, 08:30 PM
By my closest friends, I get called "Apes" or "Ape." They couldn't come up with something cute for "April." :rollseyes: My DH and I call each other "sweetie" or "baby." (Although, DD doesn't like it when we call each other "baby." She says but you're not a baby, I am! We call DD "Sweet cheeks" or "baby."

brendajos
03-06-2006, 08:31 PM
My grandfather's middle was bell so all the newest kids in the family were called whatever-bell. I have one aunt that *STILL* calls me Lori-bell. I kinda like it though

And I thought this was a black thing when I was a kid cuz both my mum's family and my dad's family and some other black folks I knew would use this word. Boubie. As in "how's it going boubie?" with a tousle of the hair. It is not pronounced like boob but ya just half to hear it.


okay that reminded me of my nephew when he was little. We would ask him what his name was and he would say Devon Robert Smith. I would say "What's my name?" Brenda Robert Smith. hehe

and i know was just sitting here trying to figure out how to phonetically spell how i say boubie and the closest i can get is when i say Mr. Bubble or Double Bubble....but that isn't quite right either....hrmmm :thinking:

JENinIA
03-06-2006, 08:35 PM
My family is terrible about calling people names that aren't their own! LOL!

My sister will call me Fern or Zelpha or Furnace. I call her Bucka or Farm or Bucka Farm. My brothers are Curta Makita and the other is Droofy, Droofus or Undywear. My children are Sammalammadingdong, Hayley-a-Bayley and Sweet Bubbaloo.

I should have mentioned that everyone has a theme song as well. There is an annoying little song that each person has using their "name" that the rest of us sing to them...ahh- it is so much fun!

Ellen Edwards
03-06-2006, 10:45 PM
DH and I have always called each other "honey". It feels funny to me when I hear him use my name when he's talking about me to someone else!!

My grandchildren get called anything from "Muffinboy" to "BumpBump"!!

My best friend addresses e-mails to me as "Dear One". I love that; she' sabout 10 years older than I, and it makes me feel like her little sister.

My cats have all been called "Sweetie"s, although that was not their name. And I call them"BeetleBop", or "Fiti" (to rhyme with Sweetie).

Yes, I'm nuts!!

Calabaza
03-06-2006, 11:22 PM
My pet name for my husband Scott is Scooter! :)

My husband doesn't really use pet names with me


Jessica

Hildegard_von_Knittin
03-06-2006, 11:43 PM
let's see...

I call DH "deano" "peep" "pippley" "pipple weasley" "plimpie", and he calls me "peachie" "chongo" and "cheesetits" :rollseyes:

Stanley = stanford, mr. spadowski, kittykins, kittyness, lovekins

Cheddar = B, BNess (bee-ness), Bean, Beanie, Cheddy, CheddarB, cheddar Biscuit, fatso, lard

Mom = Moo, moo-moo, moom

earthchick
03-06-2006, 11:47 PM
I use tons of terms of endearment with dh and the boys - I'm another one that rarelty uses real names.

I call DH babe, sweetie, and love.

I call the boys sweetie, buddy, baby. Also: Bobaloo. Boo. Boo-diddle. Bubby. Brother (this is when I'm talking about one boy to the other, as in "Charlie, where's Brother?"; it's a southern thing [where Bubba comes from]). Punkinhead. Punkinheart. Bobert (for Robert). Chaz (for Charlie).

DH doesn't really use pet names, though he does occasionally call me sweetie.

Remember the Seinfeld episode where he and his girlfriend make everyone sick with their babytalk to each other? They call each other "Schmoopy." One of my old boyfriends and I used to call each other that after that episode (eventually we shortened it to "Schmoops"). I once accidentally called my husband that and he had no idea what I was talking about. :oops:

brendajos
03-07-2006, 12:01 AM
"cheesetits" :rollseyes:





:rofling: :rofling: :rofling:

glomper
03-07-2006, 01:49 AM
I've kinda got into the habit of calling small children "sausage" - sometimes they laugh, sometimes they growl me off.

My DH calls me either "Glaucy, Glaucous, Glomper or Thundercloud"
My DD calls me "mumoll" and DS calls me mummy

My DH's nickname is "Poddy" or "Paddestool". He keeps making up names for the kids all the time. DD's include:"Ralta, Narva, Poupee, Astra, Mieke and Moppy"; DS's include:"Kronos, Jakey, Yarki, The Baby, Beba, Bubble and Bumper"

As for our 4 smelly cats: Dimple gets called Dimpy (or that stinking orange cat by DH), Mischief gets called Missy, Luigi gets called Lugi/Lougi or Weegee and Prada is called Pradie.

Andrea
03-07-2006, 03:56 AM
I call DH (real name Chris): Bubba, Bubby, Phil (our last name starts with FIL.....)

He calls me: Bubba, Booba, Flipside

We call Peanut (dog): Pini, Peanuptial Agreement, Nups, Grande, Peanups, Grande Kapooster (not sure how to spell that one :rollseyes: )
:roflhard:
We call Jasmine (cat): Jazz, Jazzy Jeff, Jasmanian Devil
:roflhard:
We call Ursula (cat): Urs, Fatty
:roflhard:
Like many previous posters, we never call each other by our real names

humblestumble
03-07-2006, 04:39 AM
I've been called HoneyBuns, Kitten, Poo, Cutie, Sweetie, Skinhead (my dad called me this since I was a baby), Jellybean, Jella

I've called my boyfriend Baby Seal, Teddy bear, Tub of love...

My cats have all been given "last names" by my boyfriend who adds "poo" at the end of all their names. IE: "Toga-poo, Thunder-poo, Dago-poo" who, in turn have all been collectively known by him as "the poo kitties"

cheesiesmom
03-07-2006, 11:47 AM
Because I've always hated my name, I wanted the Perfect name for my daughter. I knew I was having a girl and so for 5 months I tried endless combinations that would be Beautiful! I finally decided on Lizabeth Kathryn. Perfectly beautiful. She would never have an ugly name and carry around alot of terrible nick names. We brought our darling home and introduced her to her big brother (he was 8 yo); He promptly christened her LIZARD BREATH!! 21 years later, she's still Lizard Breath.

The best laid plans....

Gladys in Michigan...(whose nicknames over the years have been unglorious).

feministmama
03-07-2006, 03:44 PM
My oldest son was Booga, boogaboy, boogalatch, or just boog. When I first came to KH, I wondered why everyone was knitting him a bag!


:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

bjc1050
03-07-2006, 05:01 PM
DH, Honey

Current dogs: Pomeranian Maggie - Gorgeous, Princess. Yorkie Pepper - Sweat Pea, Baby Doll, Doll Baby, PigPen (because he's always getting dried grass, leaves, and seed heads caught in his hair - the dirtiest little dog we've ever had, LOL).

Previous dogs: Yorkies Dusty and Dickens - Sweet Pea. Cindy the lab/chow - CindyLou & Cindywoohoo because a sound she used to make when happy.

BinkyKat
03-07-2006, 08:07 PM
I call DH:
MATHEW when I'm p/o'd, when I'm not it's Poopy, Pookie, Pook, Poop, Dear, but his official nickname is Woobie.

DH calls me:
Bright eyes (when he's in trouble or trying to be persuasive), Dear, Hunny, Love Bunny, or my official nickname - Pooter.

our cat Binky:
Kitty, Stop It! Kitty, Get Down! Pooper, BinkyKat, Binkster, BellyFur, Smelly, CryBaby (when he begs for food), StinkyBinky

My dad called me Sugar Bear, or Shug, sometimes Doodle Bug or Doodle, Doodles. Nobody else calls me Sugar Bear, but a good gal pal called me "Sugar" one day, I coulda cried as I hadnt' heard it since my dad passed away 3 yrs ago ;)
Come to think of it, my mother has never called me by a nickname, other than "this one here" (and my brother was "that one there" when she told my dad if we did something bad)
I call her Mommie Dearest...lol, it's a joke she and I share... :shock: :roflhard:
My aunt/godmother adds Lou to the ends of most of the girls' names in the family, so I am either JodieLou or "Child of God" to her.
One of my uncles called me Jodles

Most people/friends call me JoJo Jode, Jodes, Jodeen (my given name, but said, "Jodeeeeeeeennnn!) HeyHay (they think my last name is funny :?? )
Mean kids called me Jodeen Bodine (Jethro's wife) or Grodie Jodie
(ok, I guess not terms of endearment) :lol:
lastly...in college in the dorms I was Snoopy or 'Noop

:thumbsup:

knittingachiever
03-07-2006, 10:21 PM
Peanuptial Agreement
:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

I love it when nicknames are way longer and more complicated than the original name. Now that's dedication to the nicknaming cause! :thumbsup: ;)

As I mentioned, my brother calls me "Face" - this being a shortening the alarming original: "Rachie-face-head-face-head-head-face." He was just a squirt and was figuring out that the way to insult someone was to call them a [something]face or [something]head - like "poopieface" or "stupidhead." :roflhard:

ChroniclesofYarnia
03-08-2006, 12:02 AM
For my youngest I usually call her "Bees" or GenBees". Her name is Genevieve, but my oldest couldn't say it when she was born so she called her GenBees. :heart: It stuck.

My oldest I used to call Joey, but she told me to stop (she's 5 :crying: ) so now I just call her Jo all the time. Sometimes I call her Banana, but than I get a dirty look and it shames me. :oops:

My dh...I don't really have any nicknames for him other than the general "Honey".

My pug puppy, Baldrick, has many nicknames...all said in an annoyingly high-pitched baby talk voice because, yes, I got a puppy to cure my baby fever. I'm even collecting patterns to knit him clothes. :doh: (In my defense, I started knitting after my children were babies, so I am just making up for it. That's my story. )

BinkyKat
03-08-2006, 12:04 AM
My brother's name is Jeff.
Jeff.
You can't do anything to his name to make it insulting.

;)
Until my Dad started calling him Gomer 'cuz he liked Gomer Pyle as a kid.
:roflhard:
He was nicknamed "Helge" by his buddies (as was my dad) and I was "Li'l Helge" by my brother's friends.

Lindsey H
03-08-2006, 07:59 AM
DH calls me Boo which is funny because my dad and grandfather both called me Lindsey-Boo when I was young.

Ben still calls me Mommy which I love. After his first sleepover he told me he was going to start calling me Mom. I said okay but he had to call me mommy at home so Nat would not call me Mom. I guess he forgot and went back to Mommy. ;)

I call DH Bobby which is what his family and oldest friend call him. I can always tell the people who have know him for a long time because every one else calls him Bob. He's a big guy and doesn't really look like a Bobby so people are always surprised. I also call him Honey.

Ben will always be Ben-Ben. But we also call him Buddy, Brother when I am teasing him I call him Baby Boo-Boo.

Nat has become Nat-Nat (what else would he be)which one of friends thinks is just hilarious. He is also Baby Nat and Baby and Baby Cakes(my mom's contribution). We need to stop using these :rollseyes:

I almost forgot my mom still calls me Puddin' :rollseyes:

AmandaC
03-08-2006, 09:45 AM
I've kinda got into the habit of calling small children "sausage" - sometimes they laugh, sometimes they growl me off.


That's funny - that's what I call my youngest! 'Hey sausage ....'

My dad always used to call me 'feet' don't know why cos I haven't got particularly large ones.

My friend calls me Panda and I have also in the past been called 'Curly' ... I have the straightest hair possible!

Pixywhispers
03-08-2006, 12:14 PM
My daughters all have blonde hair so I call them Blondie, Chic, Gorgeous. And my son Handsome. We call the baby in the house Babycakes.

A friend called me "Momma Candace" to her children. And I've adopted that with other children who I babysit etc.

I was looking for my mom one day in the house and I called out "Mother!" real loud and my 18 month old daughter mimiced me saying "Munner" heh, so instead of Grandma, all the gkids call her Munner. And my dad is Grampsy.

We also add flourishes to names, we add "bob" to the end of any name.

When I was a kid they called me Candy.

Hmm, dh, I just call him the general sweetie, etc. How boring am I?

kemp
03-08-2006, 02:57 PM
This is fun! :roflhard:

Names for me and DH (Cheryl and Jim): schmoopee (ala Seinfeld). sweetie, honey, booboo, sugarpants, lovebug, bobo, funnyhosen, loverlips etc. We are really sick like this. I don't think we ever call each other by our real names.

My names for the pets (Bodhi, Loki, Rocky, Chinni): Bodhipie, Lokibug, Lokipie, schmoopee-pie, cuddlebug, fat Rocky, chini-weenie, moviestar (loki, because he is sooooooooo gorgeous), puppies, puppypie. wuwus

AnreeAce
03-08-2006, 09:54 PM
Now lemme see...

Any child younger than three is automatically Babykins. They all answer to it, swear.

When my brother Jason was small, our Grandad started calling him Bart. Even though he's 42 now, our Mom can still stop him in his tracks if she says it in just that perfect "Mom Voice."

Our dad was "Dude" for several years.

Somehow, Mom's always been Mom. I alternate between her title and calling her Laura. Guess it depends on whether I need a mother or a friend at the time.

I call DH Sweetface (not in public) or Scoot (for scooter, since he rides a Harley).

My nickname was Andy until my first day of kindergarden. There was this mean boy named Andy, and I refused to answer to it after that. When I was young, my doctor called me Toad. Everybody used it for a few years, then they all stopped. I kinda miss it.

DH calls me Ace cause I got A's in college.

The one thats most common came from a 5-year old who couldn't wrap his mouth around Andrea, so he called me Anree. That's who I am to family and close friends.