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Thursday, August 20, 2009

What's your nickname?

A few months ago, at a dinner party, Alex and I were in a joking debate about one thing or another, and I insisted on my point: "But dolly, dolly!" Suddenly, I realized everyone was quiet. Was it weird that I was calling this bearded, deep-voiced man "dolly"?

Alex's nicknames for me pretty much change with the season. I was "baby" for a long time, then "foxy," then "munchkin," then "dubbas" (no idea), then "dollface," and right now, because of our approaching honeymoon, he's taken to calling me "doll-fahtzio," which he insists means "dollface" in Italian.

What about you guys? What are your nicknames?

(Photos of us by Christine)

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queenie said...

My nickname changes pretty much every minute, and I've learned to answer to everything and anything hubby directs my way. These are the most common ones: Dooda, than Tuna, than Tuni, then Tunes, big Tunes, and sometimes, Tuna Fey (because I remind him of Liz Lemon).

Molly said...

My nickname is Molly, my real name is Maureen....don't ask me where it comes from, but sometimes I get called Mo...My blog name and etsy shop name are both from a childhood nickname, Good Golly, Miss Molly

magpiesandmagnolias said...

Eeps! your wedding is coming up so soon! How eaciting!

We have so many, I can't even remember them all. I tend to call him whatever just comes out, but it is usually along the lines of boo, bubs, B. He calls me punkin, punkinhead, babe, bee, bee bee, on and on and on.

Love you and alex's. Too cute!

Cafe Fashionista said...

When I was younger, my sister used to call me three different nicknames: Eureka, Ooksie (not sure how to spell this one, but it's pronounced ooh-xs-ee), and Avocado - the latter I'm sure she only used to embarrass me seeing as how she screamed it at the top of her lungs in a crowded store once.

My mom has always called me Angel or, again Ooksie. I'd say that Ooksie is my offical nickname. Sadly, of course. :(

Anonymous said...

we lived in china for a year and now i call my husband 'bao bei'(pronounced bow bay).he loves it!

Anonymous said...

p.s. that means baby in chinese!

elle said...

my boyfriend calls me 'Annie'. My middle name is Anne and I used to hate it, so he began calling me Anne, and Annie in order to pick on me. Now I absolutely love it, it's odd when he calls me by my first name!

Kristy said...

We call each other Bibi (Pronounced like BEEBEE but we spell it weird) and a million variations... Bibs, Bibbles, bubbie... we're weirdos

Simply Colette said...

I started calling my sweetie: Muffin, then he stole it. Now he calls me Muffie. :)

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

That is so sweet! Nicknames are so random. When I was growing up, my family called me Fritz. My name is Lisa so I have no idea where that came from!

My friends jokingly call me Sleaza. I hated it at first, but now I have embraced it. I am so far from sleezy, so it's kind of funny. It's caught on so much - my friend's mom now calls me Sleaza!

Jaime said...

Those pics are so cute of you and your hubby to be!

My nickname is mostly James (even though I am a girl haha) and Jaim. My bf calls me babe.

Nini said...

My boyfriend used to call me kitten, now he changed it to piggy for no apparent reason haha, he also calls me love or beautiful...but I miss kitten. :D
Congratulations on your wedding, and how exciting your honeymoon!! Hope you post pictures from the wedding

Melissa Blake said...

I don't know if it would qualify as a nickname, but people have been calling me Mel a lot lately as opposed to Melissa. Don't quite know where that trend came from...

Blue is Bleu said...

My husband is Charlie and I am Frankie. The first week we were together, we were sitting on my couch being silly, pretending we were little kids in a sandbox, and I asked him if he'd like to make sandcastles with me LOL! It's ridiculous but it makes us laugh :) Plus we get the chance to be humiliated by this story every time one of us accidentally calls the other by the nickname in public. Fun!

Sal said...

Hee hee. Dolly is a pretty unusual nickname for a dude!

My hubs calls me Sallymander, Sermy, and babe. I'm partial to babe, myself.

A Girl Named Me said...

We have so many.

My current favorite:

"I love you, man."
"I love you, too, chickie"

xoxo

Amber said...

"butterkins." And I have no clue where my fiance got that from. He tacks "kins" onto everything, so my nickname changes from week-to-week, but always ends in "kins."

k_darling said...

I call my husband Mr. Peanut -- it's a long story. He calls me honey or muffin. My mom and sister call me ky-ky.

Nicole said...

I love nicknames! I've been boca de égua (mare's mouth) and another word in Portuguese for "pooper." For him, I just like to scream his name "WILSON!" like in Cast Away, or I sometimes call him Wils, pooper, or pookie.

FUN POST!

Why do you call him Dolly?

retrothreadz said...

I love the pictures of you and your husband. Congrats on the honeymoon. Cute nick-names. My husband nick-names differ from the moment. :o) baby, honey, old-school friends called me may-may.

Jen Pecorella said...

My bf calls me "Cheeky Monkey". No reason other than he said it one day and it made me laugh SOOO hard that it stuck.

How Does She Do It? said...

In Italian "face" is "faccia"--I call my cat "faccia gatto" sometimes. :) Cat face!

Amanda Nicole said...

My guy has a rotation of nicknames for me as well, but the constant one is Monkey, or Monk for short :) Adorable pictures, by the way!

Nicole said...

my boyfriend used to call me baby, baby girl, pyt (pretty young thang), princess. now calls me "boo boo", booby, booby gibson.

he's called me bumble bee, mango

i love bumble bee the most...he used to call his late grandmother that whom he loved very much and thought was the best woman out there - so that is the most flattering & personal to me.

Waxy said...

My nickname is Waxy - boring...but I have been calling my husband Poochie for 9 yrs now - my parents call him Pooch too...

Malinda said...

minna...my sister found it hard to pronounce Malinda when she was little and Mina or Minna think (mint) just stuck... even my husband uses it. lol

Hope said...

I call my boyfriend Zachary Touchings - which sounds creepy, but it's a joke from 30 Rock. He calls me Hopie or Hope Robot.

Taylor K said...

My nic-nake is SIS. Everyone in my family calls me that. Because I was the first grandchild and 'sister' to my siblings and cousins.

TheBeautyFile said...

My nickname is "Lis," "LL," "Lulu," "Ling Ling," & "L's" depending on who is speaking. I will answer to almost anything except my real name, which will remain an absolute secret....shhhhhh.....

jlc said...

i call my husband - a man who's served his country and is still a soldier in the Army.... Bumbee.

Haha!

Julia from Dozen Flours said...

My husband started calling me "October" when we were dating. We started getting pretty serious during that month and while he was working the swing shift, he'd come to house for dinner every night. We'd sit and eat, with the pretty autumnal colors right outside my window. It was then when we fell in love and he's called me "October" ever since.

Erin said...

My husband and I are Dar and Gorge (no, not George!) Dar is just for Darling and Gorge is because he thinks I'm gorgeous! This is the one nickname of mine that I actually quite enjoy going by...

Cupcakes and Cashmere said...

this is easily one of your funnest posts to date! my boyfriend calls me "monks," short for monkey since that's how i usually act apparently. i can't remember the last time he called me emily!

Anna said...

that just made me smile so big. i love that you call him dolly & i love that your nickname changes with the season. you two are so sweet. : )

my nickname has always been Anna Banana or when i was a kid my dad & i would call eachother either "fat" or "ugly". like when he got home from work i would say "hi fat" and he would say "hi ugly!" i just remembered that we did that-- i was probably around 3 or 4... i loved it.

xo-

Trina said...

My husband and I share the same nickname - 'Sweet.' We've been calling each other this since we were married, about five years ago now. So it's 'sweet this, and sweet that.' Even when we're mad at each other, it's still 'sweet' but it's pronounced much tighter and sarcastically. If he ever calls me by my given name, it startles me as it makes me feel distanced from him.

Anonymous said...

anyone start off with their significant other calling them "bud" or "pal"? The guy I am currently fond off calls me those names on occasion...and I am thinking that's a bad sign?

Jess said...

Adorable photos, Jo!! My hubby calls me Peaches-- because I used to use the body shop's "fuzzy peach" oil as a light and summery perfume.

asillymuse said...

I love those photos! So cute!

I think my favorite nickname is Scooby. My dad calls me that because we always watched Scooby Doo together. He's also called me Kelly Elly Ella Theene (no idea, he's odd!).

My boyfriend calls me Bug. He used to say Love Bug, but dropped off the love part. I like it a lot though.

Berry said...

When I was little my family called me Kimmy Kimmy Coco Puff due to my daily habit of eating a big bowl of said breakfast cereal. And since my sister and I are twins we've always been called Thing 1 and Thing 2.
My best friends and I also have nicknames for each that vary greatly - theres too many to list! =)

Virginia @ Where You Hang Your Hat said...

HA. Hilarious. I call him CoryBear, and I have no idea why. But I don't ever want to slip up and say it in front of people.

Kim said...

No idea why or where it came from, but I call my husband "doodle" on a regular basis.

Liz said...

Where are you going on your honeymoon? Somewhere in Italy, I assume? :)

Alaine said...

Ha, I love that.

I've had very few nicknames and most of them are pretty common.

In my family, I've been called "Sissy" because I'm the oldest girl. I've also been called the usual nicknames by the rents, like pumpkin and sweetie. Ha, an uncle used to call me "Grandma Willy" when I was very little. Have absolutely no clue where that came from.

In past relationships I've been called "Odi" like the dog from Garfield. Yeah, doesn't seem flattering, but at the time I thought it was adorable. Also, most commonly, "babe" by a friend of mine. But he calls everyone that so it's not specific to myself.

Leslie said...

Awesome post! I can't stop calling my children "Pumpkin." Hasley was a nickname given to me by a friend years ago (he put together my first name, Leslie, w/ my last names and mixed them up a bit) and I love it.

Sarah said...

i've been called cupcake, sparker, and grandma, but i'm starting to shed that one!

Meghan said...

Great post! No one calls me Meghan - I usually get Mo, Megomal, O, O-Town.

From my husband, I get Sweet Pea, Shnookie, and Lover.

Annie H said...

I never really end up with a nickname, sometimes I get called AH! because those are my initals or Eye-Bees because that's what I call eye balls but those are rarely used. I call my boyfriend Meatball (he's Italian) and CPG (his initials).

Ace said...

My nickname since I was in 7th grade has been Ace. Most of my teachers through college and high school have called me Ace. Most of my friends know me as Ace and in fact at my high school graduation they called me as Ace. It all started because people would always mispronounce my name, Aislinn(pronounced Ashlinn), as Acelinn. So it stuck. My mom though calls me Ash and my ex always called me Bella which he said is what italians call their girlfriends, he is italian.

Madison. said...

My name is Madison - which is apparently too long for some people!! Haha, I have so many nicknames: Madi, Madz, Madsey, Mad, M, Emma (?), George, Lamb 1/2, Madzirlinkski and even Zirlinkski!

Ahhh!

:)

Meek Lions by Anastasiya P. said...
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Meek Lions by Anastasiya P. said...

Apart from both of us being 'baby' for the past five years, we have Russian nicknames for each other.

My name is Anastasiya so mine are: Nastya, Nastenka, Nastiusha, and my favorite Nastenok (rhymes with kitten in Russian).
His name is Oleg so I call him: Olezhka, Olezhechka, Olezhik, and my angel.

What a cute post idea! Loved reading all the responses!

LENORENEVERMORE said...

They cal me Lala...
I guess I walk through life doing the 'la-la-la...la-dee-da' ( & repeat!)
ps: this post warms my heart!

~la-la*

Linda Sue said...

My husband has nick names for everyone- but they are the same for everyone- guys are "tiger" women are "Sweets"...I thought that that was my name from him until I realized that he used it for everyone including waitresses we had no previouse relationship with...also his memory is not brilliant so nicknames that sound endearing bail him out when he can not remember names...he calls me "Sweets" when he can not rmember my name...I call him many things...

lahmode said...

Aww that is so cute :P

Corey said...

My boyfriend and have a slew of nicknames in our arsenal. Some of my friends call me Cokes or Coco, he's picked them up too. Along with Baby, Cokie, CokieMokie, Schmoosh, and the most recently-created: Mocol. Yeah, I don't know where that one came from.

koala said...

This may come as a surprise but it's..... koala

erin.patrice said...

Well, most often I hear baby, boo, love, babe... things along those lines... But every once in a while I hear E-money, pat-rice (he thinks he's funny messing with my middle name) and E. McG.... I think those are his gangsta names for me...

Elyse said...

What a sweet post! You two look beautiful together! =)

I call my boyfriend bunny for some reason...and he calls me muffin or variations thereof. =)

Maybe the muffin nickname is inspired by this video? We both find it hilarious, but yes.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tcR19y7GPM

Breenuh said...

My name is Sabrina, and I'm called Brina to my family and many of my friends--which I quite like. My family also sometimes calls me Breener or Breener Reener--both twists on my nickname which are silly but kind of embarrassing in front of strangers...

Sometimes people try to call me Sabz, and I reallllly am not a fan of that. I try to nip it right in the bud if someone tries it!

My boyfriend simply calls me Sweetie, which I like because it's more personal than Babe but not as sickly sweet as Baby (which only my mom and best friend may call me ever).

Missa.Vogue said...

My boyfriend always comes up with new nicknames for me. ... His latest favorite is Penguin ... but hes called me Chimichanga (I don't know how to spell it ... Like the food haha ...), Pumpernickel, Munchkin ... I don't know where he gets these from. I just call him baby haha ...

DeeDee said...

I once had a boyfriend who called me Little Dude. I loved it.

WeddedAway said...

So I am posting a comment for the first time (even though I read your blog religiously)...yikes! I'm horribly nervous that mine wont be witty or clever but I couldn't resist since my husband and I have quite a few nicknames as well of which are well rather ridiculous but we love them! I call him "Silly, sills, goose, and doodie (I know gross, but when you say it very sweet :)). He calls me babe, jules, queen (hee hee...no, not really the last one).

my little apartment said...

my boyfriend calls me "baby" and it's the only time that I haven't been totally grossed out by that term. usually it just sounds so tacky, but he could probably call me anything and it'd make my heart skip.


occasionally I jokingly call him "babe" because when he met me I lived in Los Angeles and we kid about me being a California girl.

http://www.mylittleapartment.blogspot.com

Danielle said...

My nickname is Burgaloo. My name is Danielle, yet all my friends call me Dee. My boyfriend started calling me Dz's Burger and then the Dz's was dropped and for a period of time I was just Burger. Then basketball playoffs were on and I developed a crush on player named Hedo Turkoglu. My boyfriend turned Burger into Burgaloo to sound similar to Turkoglu. I call my boyfriend Fry.

Ashley Yazzie said...

My husband and I used to be anti-pet names. Then we jokingly started calling one another snuggle bunny. Then it morphed to Bunnie. And so it is, we have called each other Bunnie for seven years. It sickens people to the highest degree!

Naurnie said...

presh... short for precious. hence my blog title "fun with presh". it goes both ways... i call him presh, too.

my other nickname is naurnie, which i called myself when i was little.

Ariel said...

My name is Ariel and my dad calls me super ariel or air bear or super bear. i dont know why. my ex and i used to call each other llama or genius llama or llama ramma. my long standing nickname with my bff though is glen coco. two for you glen coco! I get called "heeepster" a lot now because an Italian boy I was with couldn't pronounce hipster, which was his nickname for me.

Chrissy said...

omg, i love that you use dolly. i call my bf by some very girly nicknames that i really hope i never use in public...such as: babesers and sugarpie. it is possible i have been known to say baby bear, but will never officially admit to it ;) To him i am babes.

cindy said...

we have almost too many to list! if we should ever separate (god forbid)we'll be left with our first names. all the others are taken.

The Wanderers' Daughter said...

My mom used to call me Munchkin when I was a toddler, too. But the one that stuck was "Muffy" which has over the years evolved into "Muff". My husband now uses "Muff" as well, only because he finds it so funny.
"Muffy" conjures either '80s prep school girls or upper East Side matrons, and I am the farthest thing from a Muffy you'll ever see. That said, I'm rather fond of it.

lealou said...

Ha! My husband's nicknames for me change all the time and as one reader wrote on here I basically just know that he's talking to me he calls them out. Usually they come out when he comes home from work: I say: "Hi cutes!" (my name for him) and he responds with any one of the following: "Hi: ..." "Jim", "Jimbob", "chips", "tips", "tipsheet", "chomper", "chomps" -- really I have no idea where he comes up with this stuff... there are many more but I won't bore you ;)

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Years ago, whilst perusing a friend's bookcase during a dinner party, my husband came across a Celtic book of names in which he discovered the meaning of my name to be "Beloved Elf". So I have been "Elf" ever since.

Of course, my father affectionately called me 'knothead", so Elf is much more preferable indeed.

Shorty said...

I can share this since I'm totally hiding behind a screen name... my nickname (by my grandparents and my dad) was Pooter Joe. I have no earthly idea how that one stuck!

cecilia castillo said...

I started calling him perrito wich is puppy in spanish so then he calls me perrita now...wich is funny cuz perrita translated to english would be little bitch

Munted kowhai said...

lol dolly!
i'm still hung up on my man calling me babe.
that just makes me all mushy inside.

cecilia castillo said...

ps... I also call him love monster

Camille said...

I'm "Spotz" it's mean little bird in Autrian...my boyfriend is Austrian... ;)
it's cute and I call him : "mon coeur", it means "my heart" in french...

Jen said...

A good friend of my family gave me the nickname Fern. My name is Jennifer so instead of Jen he said fern....It stuck. So I'm Fern, Ferns, Ferns Marie.

Fun Topic@

Sentilavras said...

My bf calls me "Periclita", a neologism created from "periclitar", which means "to be in danger" in portuguese.
And he's my Periclito!

Anonymous said...

I just like let HIM to call me pig. It isnt a such good nick for a girl. But dunno y when it comes from his mouth,it becomes so sweet ^_^

FresaBonita said...

Dolly is so adorable..
My boyfriend calls me: baby, bay, dushi(sweet), does(pronounced duus), kuchi(pronounced kuuuchi), poepi(pronounced puupi) and amor(love). I pretty much call him the same things. Our native language is papiamentu(Curacao). My name is Giselle and people call me Gigi, gisje, gissy and Gis.:)

mtran said...

My bf calls me Mac Mini (courtesy of Apple). My name is Minnie which is where the nickname comes from. As a gift to him, I got him a Mac Mini! He was so thrilled. He also calls me "my salmon". I love salmon which is where that one came from. I like both names because not many people get called those names.

shelia day said...

My brother called my Ga-ga when he was little. I have no idea where he gets this stuff. But, my best friend calls me Chinchilla.....a very, very long story! My husband calls me "bebe" with kind of an evil guy with a mustache voice like from Family Guy.

Christina said...

My boyfriend calls me, teens (derived from Christina), Doll, Doll Face, Monkarina (the combination of a monkey and a ballerina), and variations of babe, baby.

Kristi said...

My mom calls me Bean, which started many years ago when I was about two. I gave myself the name Teeni for some reason, which became Teeni Beeni, and then evolved to Bean. So, eighteen years later, it's stuck.
And, my sweet boyfriend calls me Sunshine.

Fern said...

My fiancee and I call each other versions of a word we made up: bompterton, bomps, bompers, bompity, bompface, etc. It's pretty odd I agree but it has stuck! And we make sure not to use these nicknames in public..

carly said...

i totally call my guy chickie or chickiebird. and he calls me snakies.
or there is also doo, doodle, hunnydo.
nicknames are so cute.

modish said...

I call my boyfriend baby and mister mostly, but his names for me seem to change with the season too: right now I'm sweetso, but I also answer to freddy, freddy-head, momma, momma-bear, darling, sweetness...the list goes on and on! We never call each other our actual names, sounds totally foreign and strange when we do.

Anonymous said...

you guys seem like such a cute couple!!

Amanda said...

haha the bf calls me "sweetie pants". i don't know where it came from but it is definitely original!

good luck with the last minute details on your wedding!

h for hellebores said...

I call my other half hubtastic... and I get to be wifelicious.

Chris :: cisforcharmed said...

I've called my fiance "sparky" ever since I first met him. Anytime he would say something kind of know-it-all, I would use it.
Now it's just his name : )

He calls me "punkin", or "punk" for short because his late grandmother was called punkin by her husband...

: ) we're in to single digits! (again, i only know this bc we have the same wedding date!)

Habbala said...

These pictures are SO cute.

Let's see, my now ex and I NEVER called each other by our actual names unless we were mad:

Babes (Pronounced Bebs)
Sweets
Love Muffin

Stephanie said...

My family calls me "Fifi". My boyfriend calls me "my dear" or "mi amore".

b. said...

he has the best names for you!!! too adorable! xoxo.

alli michelle said...

What an adorable post! It seems like my husband + I only call each other by nicknames now, because whenever we actually say one another's real name, it sounds odd. But our nicknames aren't nearly as creative as yours. I'll try dolly sometime and see what happens.

Jaeve + Things said...

I call my darling "boop boop" and he's taken to calling me "boop troop". Don't ask, it just is. haha but I do love best it when he calls me sweetheart! <3

jodieak51 said...

We call each other Schmoopy. It's from an episode of Seinfeld. It started as a joke and stuck. Together we are The Schmoops. We have variations on it: Schmoopus, Shoompa Loompa, Schmoopy my love etc...

Ashley said...

My husband and I tend to just use our names. This is unfathomable to his parents who call each other Tops. Not as in "you're tops!," but as in top burger, a menu item from the diner in which they got engaged.

It does make Christmas confusing: to tops, from tops.

Kirsty said...

Nicknames - got to love 'em. Between the future husband and I, the one which has stuck the longest for me is 'BIRDIE' (inspired by this small fantail bird which followed us one day along a hike in New Zealand) and for the future husband it is 'DIG' - because he makes a living digging and cleaning up dirty soil.

Parker said...

I love nicknames.

My Dad never called me by my given name (Kathryn), he always called me Fritzi.
"Fritzi, you're wanted on the horn!"

My husband calls me Kitty, Kitty-cakes, Kitty-muffin, Muffin-cakes.

I had an ex-boyfriend that called me Minky.

I call my husband my little HOT DOG.

love this,
Fritzi Marie aka Kat

Jill Turner said...

Lucas and I call eachother "Willis" because we would always say "Whatchu talkin' about Willis?" So random but now it's just Willis for eachother.

Sometimes we call eachother LB (Loverboy) and LG (Lovergirl) too...

So cheesy - I know...

Claire said...

I worked at a camp where we all had names and mine was Tex. I had friends called Hoopla, Munchkin, Trouble, Tornado, etc.

There's also lots of play on my name like clairebear or clarabelle.

The Cottage Cheese said...

Oh, you guys are just too adorable! My hub sometimes calls me "cakes" short for "bitchcakes" (as in "I don't know what I did to upset her, but she went all bitchcakes"). I don't really have a nickname for my husband, although he has kind of developed the nickname "Mr. Cheese" based on my blog name.

Katie said...

My sister calls me Marmie, my husband calls me Katie-bean. But our pet names for each other change frequently as we jokingly gain inspiration from things around us. After a trip to the grocery store, he was "Butternut Squash Fry" forever :)

Anastasia said...

I like calling everyone "Toonces" as in Toonces the Driving Cat.

Anna Claire said...

I have a double name, so I've been AC to most of my family and even coworkers, but I'm Claire Bear to my hubby. I like nicknames but oddly don't really have one for him. My sister and some of my friends call me Cenna, from a high-school incident where my name was bizarrely misspelled on the back of a Key Club t-shirt.

Darrah said...

Hahaha Dolly is an adorable nickname. My big sister has called me "Dollface" since I was a little girl. I had such pale skin, and a round face, that I looked like a porcelain doll. I just call my boyfriend "babe" -- so unoriginal... I know.

allison said...

Holy moly, have I got a LOAD of nicknames for my beau, and he answers to every ONE of them. My favorites are as follows: Hammie ( hi middle name is Cunningham), Beetlefeet, Butterbean, Sugar Britches, HeartBeep, Peanut, Peanut Butter, Gosh, Joshmo, Baby, Beatbox, and Helen (for when he's being whiney).

Kelsi said...

My boyfriend just proposed to me on Saturday (hooray!), so currently our nickname for each other is "FAY-unce" (a dumbed-down phonetic cheesy version of "Fiancé"). Right now there's a whole lot of "Hey, Fay-unce" or "I heart my Fay-unce in the FACE" phrases floating around right now. The sappiness will wear off eventually, I promise.

Before that I was Kelsipants (my name is Kelsi), Kelsi-Pants-Face-Head, Gorgeous, Schmoopy, Oosh A Boo Boo, or sometimes just plain ol' Pants.

I call him Ryanpants (what's with the pants?), Mr. Ryan, Muffin Cup, Pookie-Bear-Muffin-Face-Head, and Rrrrrrryan with a rolled "R" like a Russian woman. LOTS of these stem from inside jokes.

I also had nicknames in school: Oscar (after a gold metallic pen exploded all over me and I looked like the award) and Rogue (from the X-Men comics, due to a crazy hair dye job).

along said...

I never thought I was a nick-namey person till I got married and found myself head over heals in love.

I call him goofy and he calls me babe. Sometimes I call him babe back.

My sister and I call each other 'crackie'. No clue why...

natalie blair said...

goodness, i have a few... most of which are just plain strange: rachel (a friend insisted i didn't look like a natalie, but more like a rachel), nat, natti, natti-pants, nal pal, lalee, pasqualina (little easter in italian), boo boo (i'm ridiculously clumsy), dutchess, sis/sissy, two (my first college roommate was also natalie, so i was dubbed 'two' to tell the difference), tony (as in blair), and nat sherman (apparently a really good brand of cigar).

Elle On Guard said...

Embarassingly, I am 'honey bear' and its constantly used in public. Really I don't know who its more embarassing for really, me or the very serious looking banker who's mouth it comes out of...

Sassy Molassy said...

our usual is babe. But he also likes to call me White Pants (bc he likes these white pants i wore recently), along with Lizard and BossWoman

Kerri Lynne said...

I call my Alex a whole bunch of pet-names: hunnie, papa, daddy, PapaBear, baby, Big Sexy Man, babe, sweetie, The Boy... and the list goes on.

Clearly, I find delight in mortifying him! But he's always a good sport and doesn't seem to mind when the cute nicknames come out in public or among friends. Plus, he has plenty for me, too! (MamaBear is an obvious example)

But calling him Dolly?? So cute, Joanna!

The Accidental Pharmacist said...

I call my husband Princess Pea every morning when I wake him up.

cake. said...

moonbeam!!

Cassandra said...

I was schmookielumps once upon a time, but now my husband mostly calls me kiddo. Because I'm a year younger, and he's approaching thirty. Too cute.

Joanna Goddard said...

ashley, that is SOOOO cute!!! i love all these comments!

Velkoria said...

My nickname is something I love... I have many of them but I love it when my mom calls me Mona Lisa (from my both names) and most of my friends call me Moon ^.^

Abby said...

Mom has called me Punkie ever since I was an infant. Dad calls me Bunny to this day (he says I have a bunny nose . . I disagree). As an adult, I try to keep it to Abby or Abigail- I work with refugees and they are so confused by nicknames!

lk said...

the nicknames i've given my boyfriend are "smelly" and "charlie" [said in a british accent, a la the famous youtube video charlie bit me].. both get very confused looks!!

Justine said...

Dollface in Italian is "Pupetta", pronounced poo-pet-tah.

My boyfriend calls me Boots (when wearing Uggs), schmoops (when we first started dating), Hunny (anytime really, its weird to hear him call me by my first name), and Bum.

allaboutg said...

My nicknames are basically G, Gi or Giz - which I know is terrible-surrounding in the States or Canada but thankfully here, it's acceptable =)

Doll is bambola in Italian which is a very cute nickname to have actually. So he could call you faccia da bambola (face of a doll/dollface) but it's a bit long I think. Bambola alone is sufficient!

KAITLIN. said...

awww pet names are so cute! and so are the pictures of you and alex :)

my honey calls me his chicken and then darling whenever we get off the phone. mine for him is bebe or lemon pie. not even sure where these names stem from!

Ex-Wugums said...

I'm Wugums. He's Bugums.

I can also be Dooneswockle.

He loves that.

We just broke up last night. And life goes on...

Thanks for the cute post :)

boobs said...

bubba > bubbs > boobie. im now boobie, sometimes doesnt translate

Julia said...

Jules is the standard. but my dear husband calls me "JM" because my first name is Julia and my middle name is Marie. Its so simple and warm and he is the only one who does it, so I completely love it.

Laura B said...

MrLB and I call each other Love. I can't even remember how or when it started, but some days when he calls to me it makes me smile, my Mr Right calls me his love.
Soppy I know, but true :)

dominika said...

Oh, how nice is to be 130 person, who comments your amazing blog. So, I must admit that your husband-to-be nicknames are simply sweet. My boyfriend has been calling me "kitty" for last few weeks, but it gonna change in a minute into something else, i think. Nicknames are so cute and funny. Love!

Joan said...

Me = jujube
He = boobear or booboobear

Anastasia said...

Oh, Allison, I love all your nicknames! I used to know a horse named Sugar Britches!

annette said...

Like you my husband's nicknames for me change with the season or even the moment it seems.

Here a list of a few of the many...

muffin
blueberry (actually I've been called lots of different fruits but this is the first one he used and the most common)
cuddle bunny
tickle or silly foot
cute fruit
nutty
nettie

Dani said...

cute post!!

real name: danielle d
nicknames: dani, dupa, double d, nellie, supa dupa

Clare said...

I did a post like this once! My hubby has so many nicknames for me that change almost monthly. Ones that have stuck around: Fergus, (no idea), Fenster, Bobbit (before the whole Lorena incident), Fench, Grouper, Grover and Clare-Lou

kjackson89 said...

My husband and I have always called each other Pie.

kristen said...

i love all the nicknames!! i thought i was all alone with my weird nicknames and nicknaming my kids weird things...mine in high school was sumo because i reminded my neighbor of a street fighter 2 character...then my parents call me bing which is short for bo bina weena...weird. and my daughter is avery but we call her munch and munchkin and munchalota and lot lot and then my daughter sawyer is sassy and sassarina batina and sass pot and pot and all kinds of crazy things!! i love this question!!!

kitkat said...

hey J...this has nothing to dowith nick names, been following your blog for a over a year...just wanna say that you two are so adorable and your happiness makes me happy...i been thru some tough times with my hub and I really admire the cuteness between you guys...good luck, have a great wedding and a BETTER honeymoon and take care!
kitkat

My name is Erin. said...

My husband has always had the most bizarre nicknames for me, but the one that has really stuck for the last 6 years is Weenis...or Baby Weenis. It is even my Mii name on the Wii, which is really embarrassing if we have new friends over and are playing it. I don't even know how it came about!

Anonymous said...

You two are so cute!

Little Miss Emma said...

I always called my boyfriend Matt Matty, which then developed into me singing a song about patty cakes, now I constantly refer to him as Matty-Cakes! Dorky I know.

Maggie Sather said...

Faccio is face in Italian. Doll is bambola -- when I was in Italy, the guys I got to know really well called me "Bambolina" - or little doll.

I call my boyfriend "Jon-boy" but it's started just being "boy"... "hey Boy, you're cute, you know that?" or River...because once he starts talking, he can't stop...like a river.
He keeps trying to find the perfect one for me. Nothing quite sticks yet, so I have many.

CopyStrands said...

I call my hubby "handsome" and he calls me "beautiful"...awe ;)

ALI KATI said...

Sometimes he says, "Morning beautiful!" But really, his nickname for me is Floss. I asked him if it referred to candy floss or dental floss (he's an avid flosser) but he just grins and says it's something his dad would call his mum, though it's not her name. I've just started calling him Flick, just because I like the sound of Flick and Floss. Or if I'm teasing him, I shout, "Oi TWGWAG!" (pronounced twigwag), an acronym he devised to mock himself. Tall White Guy With Asian Girlfriend.

Sara Judy said...

My boyfriend and I, unfortunately for anyone within earshot, call each other "Bum." I have no idea why. Also "babe" or "favorite," but mostly just "bum."

ModernMommaBlog said...

My husband has a million nicknames for me: Bub, bubby, Sunk, Sunkie, Baby, Babydoll, Darlin', Bubbles... it goes on and on. We also have a million names for our boys. A million of them! I don't think they even know what their 'real' name is.

Laura said...

My boyfriend started calling me Homey when we first started dating. After that we started calling eachother baby, with as much emphasis on the word as possible.
"Ready to go, BABY?"
I think we both felt a little weird about pet names because we were friends for so long, so our solution was to give eachother jokey names.

{Tara} said...

My boyfriend calls me "Lil' Flicker." I have no idea how it started, but I love it!!

christine louise said...

I love when family calls me chrissa/chris/miss chris. The boyfriend calls me his cupcake or cuppycake. I call him ducky.

Spiralstyle said...

Hubby and I call each other "lovey".

calosa said...

my bf calls me "cookie".. when he calls me by name, i know that he's gettin really serious.. :D

MaeMae Paperie said...

Me and the hubs call each other versions of "Bee." I call him Bumble Buns and Bumbles and he calls me BeeBee. People are so confused when it slips in public.

ab said...

As a kid, my parents turned my strange-enough name (Asia) into Bodacious. Now my husband calls me Bub, and I call him (Todd) T, Tood, Tito, etc.

kate said...

louis calls me 'Lady,' everyone (including me,) loves it. some of our guy friends even started calling me lady.

E said...

LORIS.

HAHAHAHAHA. I KNOW.

Google it. The animal. "slow loris"

Chelsea said...

My husband and I are big outdoor lovers, so I started calling him 'Bear' after Bear Grylls on the Discovery Channel. He calls me 'Beloved' from Song of Solomon in the Bible.

such cute pictures!!

Reldita said...

I call my husband fofo (pronounced fofoo), and he calls me fofa (or sometimes fofinha, which is the diminutive), which in portuguese means something like "cute/fluffy".

Lindsey Lou! said...

pretty much just my mom calls me lindsey lou. her friends like to call me Hannah, that's my middle name.

samantha hahn said...

I like his current one for you...too funny.

I call Dave "Nojulbe P. Narwhal" and have an entire jingle about his life in the arctic.

At first he was insulted at the whale reference but it's grown on him. I usually just call him "Nojulbe"

sushipie said...

my boyfriend is the nick name master. I sometimes call him sawyer to make fun of him. But other than that I have no nickname for him at all except for hon and we've been together for 4 years. I guess I am not very original when it comes to nicknames. I just can't think of a good one for him, I suppose I always thought one would just come at the right time but it hasn't yet.

My boyfriend calls me bear mostly, but others include wuggles, snuggles, mommy ?, wugga, wugga bear, snuggle bear, you get the idea.

I nicknamed my son jonah bean and now my boyfriend calls him bergels, wanzzle, cranzzle, johanesburgs, cranzinator, wanzinator, bergelnator, beansie, beansinator, monkey, etc. etc. Ha! Ha!

So....I need some good nickname ideas!

Anonymous said...

I call my boyfriend Hansel. I think i read somewhere it means Handsome in dutch or something.
his name for me is not so refined, he calls me Bindy Boozer, or Bindo (my name's belinda).

Awmb said...

I've had a few ones.. being a redhead...
Awmb
Amb
Red
Clifford
Ruby
Commie

rachel said...

jobin or pistol.

umama said...

I call alfie "hom" short for hombre (spanish for man)

And he calls me pecheech (spanish for spoiled)

:0)

Katie said...

Love all these hilarious names!

My mom calls me "Tatie-tot"...and she is the only one allowed to use it.

My husband always has called me "Sweet thing" after the Waterboys song: http://www.last.fm/music/The+Waterboys/_/Sweet+Thing

I'll cry if he ever stops.

rachel said...

I love seeing everyone's nicknames. My boyfriend has called me Pookie for a few years... even when he's irritated at me. Occasionally he'll call me Mrs. + (his last name) and I'll always respond, "Not yet..."

jenberry said...

i'm berry
he is Dickter
together we are dickberry

Kristin said...

No joke, we call each other Poops and our kid Stinks. We have problems. Ah ha

ariana said...

i call him: kitten, babes, ads, mittens, lovie.
he calls me: kitten, mrs. mittens, lovie, mrs. rare rare.

:)))

mama blossom said...

My nickname changes with the seasons too...I'm boo, my love, blossom and now we have little ones "Mama Nic"...
My husband only has a nickname! His real name is Donovan but he has NEVER been called that..always 'Doc'...I call him gorgeous, sweets or boo.

Cynthia at A Shimmy in My Spirit said...

My sweetie started out calling me "deary poo", then it somehow went to "pooper doodle", and for years now it's been "Doodle" (I am so glad it evolved into doodle and not pooper)

steaky diane said...

my best friend used to call babies/little children 'goobahllas'[don't ask me why]. so adam and i used to call each other that as it was another name for baby. it has evolved over the years..goobah to hoobah to now hoobs and boobs. [this is not pronounced like breasts but like hood and wood etc..] anyway adam also calls me hoobs-nation or nation for short and then we call each other monkey, monkey guts, monkey hoobas..the list of weirdo names goes on and on and on!!! but everyone knows us as hoobs n boobs

Delphine said...

oh i love dolly! guess a psychologist would call it a bit castrating, but it's so lovely (and who cares about psychology, really...)
my bf nicknames me moïno, or moïni (pronounced something like mo-ee-noh or mo-ee-nee), which is derived from moineau, which means sparrow in french! but he's restrained enough not to call me that too much in public, how nice of him!
on the other hand, my main nickname for him is gri (pronounced gree), which is just a contraction of his first name (gregory). The shameful part is that i secretely (ie: in my head) started calling him that before we started dating because i already liked him so much!
his other nickname is very man friendly, as its "mon loup", which means "my wolf": strangely enough, he loves it!
love reading all the nicknames, it's really fun!

xx

Sammi said...

My nickname is Cameron. A friend is convinced I look like Cameron Diaz

likeschocolate said...

My husband calls me Shaetzi or liebling. The first one mean treasure and the second one means my love. When I was little my grandpa called me Kelly belly and my dad called me funny face after a cartoon-Ziggy.

Renee said...

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ashley said...

I just loved this post, and the fact that you call him dolly. My grandpa used to call me "doonks" - that's probably my silliest nickname...

The Lil Bee said...

OMG this whole post is too cute for words...I can't even take it! Paulie and I call each other "hon" 90% of the time. But, he does have some interesting nicknames for me that pop up from time to time, such as:

Nasty Pants
Little Ears Montgomery (apparently I have small ears)
My Girl

Now, if you ever do a post on the nicknames people have for their dogs, watch out. You will officially think I am certifiably crazy! (Banana-Face Babushka is just one of them.)

Happy weekend, Joanna:) xx

R1 et lulu said...

the nickname my husband gives to me is "lulu" because of my first name wich is lucie.
but other members of my family call me "chichi mangou": when I was a little girl, I can't tell my name (lucie marcoux), which was transformed into "chichi mangou".

Joanna Goddard said...

lady is hilarious, i love that! and lulu, i LOVE the name (and spelling of) lucie!

Joanna Goddard said...

these comments are so fun -- thank you so much for sharing!!!!!

Jennifer Feisty Hood Lum said...

I don't get a creative nickname. Mine is just 'Jen' because he's too lazy to pronounce 3 syllables. I call him 'kid' though, which annoys him, but it's all out of love.

.lauryn said...

this is going to sound ridiculous, but lately ive been calling my hubbie...beebert. haha it makes me laugh.

Lindsey said...

I call Jon skinny in Italian, and also husbie-pie. He calls me whatever rhymes with what I just called him, like I say husbie, he says busbie. I also call him haybe (which is husband+baby).

Cute question!

Annette said...

Netty ( for Annette ) & Bear ( for Derek, because hes a big fellow, like a linebacker.)

Jennifer said...

When we began dating, my hus-to-be called me "Sassy lil vixen." Then I was "Cutie." Now I'm "Nerds." Maybe I should start wearing high heals again. ;)

kaks said...

have a page full list of only my nick names. official nick name being KAKU, i m usually also called kaks, k, kaa, kittu, kitty, cartoon, pinku, gypsy, dracula..and lots of other wierd ones. but my favourite one is Baby Cakes.
original name Keerti.

saralynnjosephine said...

we usually go with the typical "baby", but there is sometimes there is the good old bill cosby style nickname "puddin pop". one time we saw a little kid with a full diaper, and my boyfriend was like, aww look at that little "doodoobritches" and we laughed about it, saying how ridiculous of a nickname that was for anything... so sometimes, and only in public, he loves pulling that one out.

kater said...

Kater, haha. He's one of a handful of people who call me that in real life-- so it has become my online handle.

Sometimes I'm known as KSDR3000, which is a version of my robot self, made out of my initials, but that hasn't been so for a while.

:)

Charlotte said...

My nickname is Dodo (pronounced Dough Dough) I'm also know as Char which is short for Charlotte :D I

Nikki - - Monomestile - - said...

When I was little my whole family would call me Knickers. And I'm still Knickers when I'm around them (my name is Nicole, btw) but with my friends I am Admiral.
It all started with my friends thinking my Dad looked like a pirate and calling him Captain. And then somehow I got turned into Admiral and it has stuck.
My sister's name is Monica and I started calling her Demonica, and she hates it. I love saying it in public places.
Also, I'm occasionally called Chaplin. But that's a long story.

tfh. said...

The husband calls me "niko" which means "smile" in Japanese.

Kyle Lynn said...

I am a girl and my real name is Kyle. Sooooo when my boyfriend Brad and I first started dating he did not like telling his friends he was watching a movie with Kyle, so I was nick named Kitty! Five years later he stuck and so did the nickname.

Melina said...

Just like you Melinda, my brother found it hard to say my name (pronounced Mel-eena) so he calls me Mena. I have so many nicknames though. Let's see....my parents call me Beanie or Beanie Waddle without any reason. There's also Mimo; my older brother couldn't say my name either. Also M has become increasingly popular. My bf calls me Lovey. Secretly I wish my nickname was Mel. One day...

Melina said...

Oh, I forgot my elementary friends still call me Mimolata....I think they got this by adding onto my other nickname Mimo

melly said...

dubba's really funny! haha, makes me think of a rubber ducky.

i've had lousyscum and grumpkin while growing up, just speaks of what an anti-social grump i was!

and then now, my boyfriend calls me Mardy Bums which is the title of an Arctic Monkeys song. The song's all about a grumpy moody girl. Doesn't change much around me here, hahaha!

Kate said...

My husband calls me Katie Bips. I usually go by Kate but he started calling me Katie Beth along time ago (as I am Katharine Elizabeth) and I guess he just made it shorter. I think it's adorable, and it's my twitter handle. But now everyone on twitter thinks my name is Katie. Oh well...

raynette quel. said...

i love this post. my bf calls me baby and baby beluga (google baby beluga then the full house clip from you tube). even though he's calling me a baby whale, i still think it's cute. :) happy wedding day.

ABC Video Blog said...

'Spud' for the youngest boy (whose actually James) 'Al' for the eldest (Alex is his name), and I get 'babe' from my wife or 'dellbert' from my friends...

Jack said...

Great to have nick names..its sounds really good..keep going..tk..
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