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To feel a bit nauseous when around my sister and future BIL?

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Alambil Sat 19-Sep-09 21:27:30

because ALL they address each other as is "honey".

Whether it be in slightly whiney "aren't I being cute" tones, "honnnneeeeeyyyyyyy" or yelled from downstairs to upstairs "HONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY", or even just any time you may want to get the attention of each other, "hun / honey / huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuun"

<puke>

FFS you have names - USE THEM!

<misery guts>

ChunkyMonkeysMum Sat 19-Sep-09 21:29:42

My DH & I refer to each other a lot as "Babe"..............does that make you wanna puke too ?? grin

Portofino Sat 19-Sep-09 21:29:45

half of me thinks YABU - obviously jealous grin!

The other half totally agrees with you!

Northernlurker Sat 19-Sep-09 21:30:21

You grumpy thing!

You'd have loathed dh and I when newly weds then. He was very restrained but I got a bit carried away sometimes and once on leaving the in-laws house and being asked by him if I had our train tickets and seat details I said ' you're the reservations rabbit' I think my sil did actually vomit and dh has never forgiven me!

4piecesofeightandnotout Sat 19-Sep-09 21:33:54

My dp call's me "Luv" occasionally but we have a mutual aversion to anything remotely affectionate in public, usually in private too grin

Alambil Sat 19-Sep-09 21:35:23

yes but occasionally is FINE - but EVERY time they address each other or speak?

it's out of control!

MollieO Sat 19-Sep-09 21:35:49

Maybe they have dementia and cannot remember each other's name. I think you should be more charitable or buy ear muffs grin.

Servalan Sat 19-Sep-09 21:36:47

YABU grin

Alambil Sat 19-Sep-09 21:37:37

definitely ear muffs grin

she also told me to phone before I go round my mums (she's house sitting) as they're having a "relaxing" weekend...... now, I do NOT want to be walking in on a variation of Honey that I've not heard yet!!! <shudder> grin

diddl Sat 19-Sep-09 21:37:38

Hubby & I don´t tend to call each other by our names, but tend to call each other "love".

Using first names seems to be too formal.

notnowbernard Sat 19-Sep-09 21:39:03

I don't think DP has ever called me by my first name when talking to me in all the years I've known him

TrinityRhino Sat 19-Sep-09 21:39:19

my and dh call each other babe

hes on my phone as babe

I dont use his name

if that makes you puke then , do you know what?
I dont give a shit

I'd give anything to be able to call him babe now......or anything

ArizonaBarker Sat 19-Sep-09 21:41:08

You soppy lot.

DP and I only call each other by our surnames.

thumbwitch Sat 19-Sep-09 21:41:41

Ah trinity - I wish you could too.

Lewis, I do know what you mean - I kind of object when DH calls me darling in angry voice, it spoils it some. I prefer him to use my name then.

TrinityRhino Sat 19-Sep-09 21:41:54

oh god I'm sorry
I've just read who posted the op
I'm sorry I didn't mean to be rude to you lewisfan
I'm sorry

I dont think I should be on mumsnet just now but I want to be here

BumperliciousVsTheDailyHate Sat 19-Sep-09 21:42:21

Gosh, DH and I never call each other by our names, usually 'babe' or 'darl'. We almost never call DD by her name either, we usually refer to her as 'the baby' (she's 2.3) or call her 'sausage', 'baby', 'darling' or 'stinky'. Nice grin. I'm not sure I can even remember DH's name! It's just a habit.

thumbwitch Sat 19-Sep-09 21:44:06

you stay here, trinity - I'm sure Lewis understands fully and won't mind at all, she knows where it came from.

Jux Sat 19-Sep-09 21:48:21

We always call each other darling. Sometimes I can't remember dh's name!

Alambil Sat 19-Sep-09 21:48:25

ach, no worries Trinity mate - was just thinking of some really shit platitude to reply with, but didn't, cos they're all shit and nothing will help <manly thump> - by the way, I'm posting your cards on monday... I've not had money for postage til then, I'm so sorry...

perhaps it's just her whiney tones that grates then.... she's REALLY whiney!

crankytwanky Sat 19-Sep-09 21:48:54

Boak at babe.
We're all darling. (Children too.) I think it's lovely when blokes call their sons darling.

I do however call all my collegues honey-bunch, sugar-pie, sausage etc. Don't know why. hmm

scottishmummy Sat 19-Sep-09 21:50:13

some people have an intonation that grates regardless of what they say

diddl Sat 19-Sep-09 21:52:59

I don´t like babe, hun, or honey.

But I think constant using first names can seem odd.

I mean if there´s only hubby in the room it´s obvious I´m talking to him!

(Whether or not he´s listening.....grin)

notnowbernard Sat 19-Sep-09 21:54:34

Honey-bunch is just WRONG imo

crankytwanky Sat 19-Sep-09 22:19:34

Soz Trinity.
Didn't read all posts before wading in.

ChunkyMonkeysMum Sat 19-Sep-09 22:23:22

Huh?? Why is everyone apologising ? (Sorry, don't mean to be nosey but don't wanna put my foot in it with anyone)

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