Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Do you Call Him Boo or Baby in Public?



Tuesday, May 01, 2012 ,
Or do you only call them the pet names in private?

I ask because most people usually have a personal name they call their partners, those sweet, romantic names like boo, baby, sweetie, honeypie, sugar, daddy, mummy, etc. These endearments are used most often in private, and sometimes there are those deeper ones one uses only during tender, intimate moments, like ahem, ahem :)


But what if one gets so used to using those names that it comes out in public? I have found myself in that situation a few times,but it was OK because it was just one or two close friends around. In a real crowd, I'm usually more self aware when it comes to calling Atala's name.

Some ladies it seems, deliberately use the pet names for their partners. And I don't mean boo, sweetie or honey, I heard a lady repeatedly calling the guy she was with a name I can't even write here. It was sweet but it was also a bit uncomfortable, lol.

What about you guys? Will you call your boo names like H*t R*d when others are around?




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39 comments:

  1. IDK...I'm not sensitive about that kinda stuff so i can't really think of a pet name that i'd be uncomfortable being called in front of people.

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  2. I don't know about H*t R*d but I call Mr Lashes babe in private, it sometimes it slips out in public but its not a bad name so I don't really mind other people hearing it!

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    1. Yeah, some names are not as out there as others.

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  3. i use his name in private and in public. i have always loved calling his by his name.

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    1. That would be the best way not to get caught, so to speak :)

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  4. Na, his pet name is strictly for our private consumption... but not because it's bad like H*t R*d, but it's meant for his ears only. I definately draw a clear public-private line with our relationship based on past lessons learnt.

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    1. Yeah, sometimes that's very necessary. :)

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  5. Really, someone called her man H** R** in public? I instinctively say 'Hey love, what's up?' when I pick my mgm's calls but I generally call him by his name when we are out but always refer to him as my mighty good man - mgm - in writing.

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    1. She did o, and this was a restaurant setting :)

      BTW, I love the name you refer to your hubby as, mgm.

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    2. Alwaiz wondered what "mgm" meant. He must feel like he's 8ft tall when he hears/sees that. Very nice!

      DrLily

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    3. *mgm*... so romantic!

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  6. I call my hubby baby everywhere - not intentionally - I'm just so used to it. Even my siblings sometimes call him "baby" as a joke. lol...

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    1. I don't mind those names, they're just sweet.

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  7. I call my hubby 'Sweetness' in public and 'baby' in private...though sometimes baby slips out ......I kinda feel weird calling a six feet-sometin hunk 'baby' in public. Thats b'cos am d smallie oh

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  8. i call him babe both in public and in private...he does the same but uses boo sometimes...when i use his name other than to introduce him to someone then he knows he is in trouble lol we are both fans of corny lines like, my sweet potatoe, my jollof rice, my sugar banana etc and use those a lot in text messages, chats and even emails sometimes

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    1. LOL...I find my full name strange too. Not even my parents ever use it.

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  9. Well, i used to call my Ex his full name. He wasn't used to it so it made it kinda special...

    But H*t R*d *shivers* How'd that happen?

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    1. That sure has it's uniqueness too.. As for madam hot.rod, LWKMD..

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  10. i always call my husband by a nickname i made up twenty years ago in college. he calls me by a rhyming one...unless we're fighting. then he calls me by my given name...and it is horrible.

    it is really weird when other people call us by our special lovey-dovey names. we don't like it a bit.

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    1. I will usually raise an eyebrow at other people who call me any thing but my name. Found it strangely easy to slip into lovey-dovey names after :)

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  11. You're right, it's uncomfortable hearing people call each other pet names in public. I'd be too shy to do that too

    Adiya
    Muse Origins FB

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    1. Some pet names are fine o public or private, don't get me wrong. I was just squirming at the conc ones :)

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  12. I will so call (hubby) pet names in public and private. I dont really mind. I am not shy like that, you will hear me busting out honeysuckle, sugar plum plum, brown sugar.lool..... even others in our language sef.

    Abi, pls let show the love in all ways possible, as for me I like pet names most esp when he forms my name into something unique and sweet. Hahahaha, ok (renewed mind). I will stop here.

    lol.

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  13. Am lost here.wats d meaning of h*t r*d?

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    1. Yes me too Myne. I dont get it. lol

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  14. LOL,it feels so weird calling my Bf's real name,I'm so used to calling him BOO BOO and sugar that if I call his real name he'd think there's a break up on the way and he calls me babes(many babies join together :D) even in public even before my parents,he only calls my name when he is writting it down,he has even told someone before that my name is BABES.

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    1. lol @ telling someone your name is babes. It's cute though :)

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  15. My wife and I used to be "baby" to each other (except in the Holy of Holies).
    It used to be both in public and private but she got teased so she stopped the public show...lol. I remember someone asked her what she would call our children if she's calling a grown ass man 'baby',lol.

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  16. I call my babe different names... I call her Babe in public, even on facebook. Never felt awkward about it. Do we have private names? Well, She calls me a particular name in private sometimes though. lol | my babe is sweet like that.

    - LDP

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  17. Why am i always the last to comment? Ok, me i call my timekeeper by his name in public and call him by his pet name privately.

    I will be too embarrassed calling him baby if we are in a crowd. I'm quite shy!

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  18. I call him by a name I gave him, and he calls me the same thing. When I am upset with him, I call him by his name.

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  19. plz wot is H*t r*d aunty myne....and i like to call my man babe evrywhere and i luv it wen he calls me those pet names outside 2...cnt remember d last time he called me my real name..even wen he's angry..

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  20. ooo it means HOT ROD lwkmd!

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  21. Lol @h*t r*d. My hubby calls me baby a lot in public and private. I call him his full name more than anything else. Sometimes, I use pet names but to be honest, I'm probably just teasing. I'm about the only one who says his name out in full. I love that.

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