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to call my DH baby?

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charlmarascoxo Fri 23-Nov-12 12:55:12

I've always called him baby, from about the third week of knowing him.

My friend told me that whenever I call him that it makes her absolutely cringe. She's really not the type to use pet names very often, so I don't mind her saying this but -

AIBU to not think I'm the only one to love calling my OH baby or is it rather cringe?

Pochemuchka Fri 23-Nov-12 17:21:24


It is cringey.
My DBrother's ex GF used to call him 'babes' practically at the end of every sentence and that was excruciating. It doesn't suit him at all and made her sound like an extra from TOWIE.
Thankfully she's now ex GF.

SackGirl Fri 23-Nov-12 17:15:21

CRINGE I don't know why but baby makes me cringe, yet 'babe' is totally fine - who knows what wires up my brain to those default settings!

HecatePropylaea Fri 23-Nov-12 16:26:25

call each other whatever you want, but cutsie nicknames are for in private only grin

Apart from anything else, your mates will take the piss forever if they overhear that he is Snugglywugglybum and you are Honeybunny.

Keep it private, folks grin and we'll all keep our lunches wink

I call my OH baby!

He calls me tits...

TruthSweet Fri 23-Nov-12 15:46:35

Oh and he also call me 'Bug' due to my initials.

TruthSweet Fri 23-Nov-12 15:46:08

I call DH 'Boo' and he calls me 'Lass' but I don't call him Boo out blush

Sallster Fri 23-Nov-12 15:42:41

Babe, baby, babes, bubba, bubs, bubsy, doll, darl, hun, all of the above! Sometime I forget his real name!

PetFox Fri 23-Nov-12 15:39:47

You think baby is cringe-worthy? My DH calls me "pretty princess pants" on a regular basis... I like it, but I imagine if someone overheard it they would want to cut their own ears off.

ThatBastardSanta Fri 23-Nov-12 15:38:33

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BrainSurgeon Fri 23-Nov-12 15:35:33

<whispers> I call DP baby sometimes.... trying not to do it in public but yes it does slip. And we call each other Mummy and Daddy when DS is in the room.

However our proper pet name (we call each other the same thing) is really really cringeworthy.

It's Sausage.


LalyRawr Fri 23-Nov-12 15:33:18

Oh and not in public! In public it's normally 'oi, you with the face' or some other such romantic endearment.

LalyRawr Fri 23-Nov-12 15:32:34

Oh gosh, me and my OH have ridiculous names for each other.

Ranging from babe/baby, Hun, sweetheart right to Pringle Head, Poodle Butt, Pea Brain and whatever else random names come into our heads at that precise moment.

The only time I call my OH By his name is when I'm annoyed at him.

MrsWolowitz Fri 23-Nov-12 15:28:57

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ArielThePiraticalMermaid Fri 23-Nov-12 15:28:00

We call each other baby sometimes, in over the top Welsh accents (little in-joke)

But never in public! smile

BartimaeusNeedsMoreSleep Fri 23-Nov-12 15:21:46

"I don't like spouses calling each other "mum" and "dad" either"

I agree, although I do admit to speaking for DS (he's only 14 months) and saying things like "hey papa, can you change my nappy please" wink and also nicer things like sending a photo of DS by phone and texting "I love oyu papa"

MumsGoToReykjavik Fri 23-Nov-12 15:04:44

grin at Pedro and Spartacus!

GanglyGiraffe Fri 23-Nov-12 14:32:29

MIL calls her DP 'Baby-Cakes'. Makes me cringe every time!

blueshoes Fri 23-Nov-12 14:31:37

Sorry it makes me cringe.

One of the reasons why I could not get into the Christian Grey character in Fifty Shades was because he used 'baby'. Urgh, instant passion killer.

SantaisBarredfromhavingStella Fri 23-Nov-12 14:27:31

I used to call DH baby, still do occasionally. Who cares what your mate thinks as it has fuck all to do with her.

GreenyEyes Fri 23-Nov-12 14:05:37

Karen MacDonald always used to call Steve 'baby'. I always thought it sounded strange in a northern (my own) accent.

I can't talk, my husband calls me wifey and instead of being all cross, I go all soppy.

charlmarascoxo Fri 23-Nov-12 14:04:17

Is it more cringe to display it on FB? Such as writing on his wall -

Baby you are my everything, I love you so much.

upanddown83 we are the same re arguing. If for example if his name was Ben, it soon changed to Benjamin when I'm really angry.

LaCiccolina Fri 23-Nov-12 13:57:26

It's really naff all to do with ur mate. Babes or baby is perfectly normal pet name. Particularly around where I live. (U watched towie?!)

Catch ya laters babes!

SarahBumBarer Fri 23-Nov-12 13:44:55

I have to call him daddy in front of the children - DS shouting "babes" up the stairs to get his father's attention sounds all kinds of wrong!

upanddown83 Fri 23-Nov-12 13:44:37

Me and my DP always call each other baby, babe, darling, Hun and a variety of other probably cringeworthy (to other people) names and we don't care we love each other and really don't use our proper names unless we're arguing or writing cards!

Chopsypie Fri 23-Nov-12 13:43:33

I call mine gorgeous, and because Im -common- northern also call him gorge

He has a variety of names for me which range from chops to mint tits

Pet names are supposed to be cringey. Thats the point

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