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Do you say Hun or Honey is real life?

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RedBlackberries Sat 21-Oct-17 16:20:56

I know better than to ever type that on mumsnet grin but in real life I call friend and some family and colleagues Hun or honey all the time and they do me.

Is it just mumsnet where it's frowned upon or do people not like it in real life too?

TillyVonMilly Sat 21-Oct-17 16:22:33

Hun but only as an in joke with DP, never call anyone else it smile

Trills Sat 21-Oct-17 16:22:38

Some people like it, some people don't. They're your friends, you can ask them.

What is particularly disliked on MN is using it about people you don't know (which with a very few exceptions is everyone on here ).

retainertrainer Sat 21-Oct-17 16:23:32

I used to always call DH honey/Hun but can't stand to anymore as every text I get off my friends is littered with it.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sat 21-Oct-17 16:23:44

Honey!

DH says Hun, which I don't like so much.

BertrandRussell Sat 21-Oct-17 16:24:05

I have a friend who does. And another who calls people "babe" I hate both with a passion, even though I love the friends. Quite irrational, I realise!

BabyOrSanta Sat 21-Oct-17 16:24:16

I use honey, generally as a comfort thing. Like if someone's crying or upset.

I don't randomly call people it instead of their name or use darling/babe like most round here do

RedBlackberries Sat 21-Oct-17 16:24:51

Yep lots of texts to and from me have Hun in there somewhere!

Rainatnight Sat 21-Oct-17 16:25:07

I call DD (16 months) honey bunny and she's started to repeat it which is the cutest thing ever.

SP00KYLilBucket1 Sat 21-Oct-17 16:26:00

I say honey but never Hun. Don't see much of the problem with it really?

IHaveBrilloHair Sat 21-Oct-17 16:26:37

No, never and I hate it online.

RedBlackberries Sat 21-Oct-17 16:29:32

I wouldn't call a complete stranger hun. Not because I don't like it but I think you need a certain sort of confident air about you to say it to anyone.

MaisyPops Sat 21-Oct-17 16:31:10

Nope. I hate hun.

But do use darling/lovely/ pet towarsa my students at work. E.g. have a lovely weekend darling / good morning my lovelies It's a bit twee but meh I don't mind.

MinorRSole Sat 21-Oct-17 16:33:45

No absolutely not. I’ve sold a few things on fb pages and they always message me Hun and finish with xx. Absolute strangers, I find it baffling but I’m probably an old hag.

I immediately bristle if a man calls me chick, babe, darling etc. I hate them all and quite prepared to accept I’m grumpy and anti social.

Most people I know have nicknames for me, there must be dozens (all variations of my actual name) and I don’t mind that at all, quite like it in fact. It’s just the generic ones I can’t stand

Twillow Sat 21-Oct-17 16:34:25

Hate hun. Even worse with a capital H (think of Nazis...)

LuluJakey1 Sat 21-Oct-17 16:34:35

No, never.

PrimalLass Sat 21-Oct-17 16:35:58

Absolutely not

troodiedoo Sat 21-Oct-17 16:36:27

Sometimes it slips out. I say babe a lot but regional dialect innit.

Dowser Sat 21-Oct-17 16:36:32

Never. Can't stand it
Sweetheart or my little love for close family members
Probably just as bad

ParkheadParadise Sat 21-Oct-17 16:37:03

I'm in Scotland, wouldn't use the word Hun gringrin.

Juanbablo Sat 21-Oct-17 16:38:17

No. Never.

CornedBeef451 Sat 21-Oct-17 16:40:59

My husband calls me babes to piss me off.

I never use hun and judge anyone who does. I try to be more open minded but I flinch every time my friend says or types it!

strugglingtodomybest Sat 21-Oct-17 16:42:41

No, I hate it with a passion, although i dont really know why, i think it's because to me a hun is a German soldier?! Not that i have anything against Germans, i think it just sounds wrong, it's not a term of endearment to me.

AfunaMbatata Sat 21-Oct-17 16:43:01

Never.

SwedishEdith Sat 21-Oct-17 16:43:21

For my children only - and honey, never hun. But it's from a pool of endearments.

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