Honey. Sugar. Sweetheart.
These are but a few of the terms of endearment many couples use.
But not Gwynly and me. We’ve come up with some of our own.
My guy often calls me Wifely, and I call him Hubbly. Yeah, I know. Really original.
Early in our marriage, we coined two terms of endearment I’ve never heard anyone else use. They stemmed from the traditional “Dear,” but grew into something unique.
I’ve always been one to make up words. That was one of the ways my creativity found release in my pre-writing days. Gwynly learned this while we were dating, so it came as no surprise to him that “Dear” morphed into “Dear-face” soon after we were married.
What was surprising was Gwynly’s response. I knew he had a sense of humor, but I’d yet to see it show itself in wordplay. He took my “Dear-face” and changed it into “Deer-face,” which led to a pet name I can’t believe I’m admitting in the intimacy of the Internet.
And what is the clever name Gwynly’s gal answers to?
Now most women might not find being likened to Faline’s backside romantic, but since I’m sure Bambi found that particular attribute of hers attractive, I’m fine with the name.
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What pet names do you and your special someone use–that you’ll admit to in public? 🙂
If you’re not married, what special names were you called as a child?