Pet names (nicknames) are adorable. They are used to show your love for your significant other in an endearing way.
Pet names show your partner that they matter and they are finally turning into that special someone for you.
Romance in any relationship can enhance its satisfaction levels in a relationship. It is essential for the physical and mental health of a person. Bring on the romance and sway your partner off their feet with these romantic nicknames for him and her.
If you’re looking for a classic nickname, you can’t go wrong with this staple.
“Baby” is another go-to nickname that will stick even after you have kids.
3. (My) Beloved
“My beloved” was once the most popular term of affection. It still communicates a certain old-world romanticism.
While some nicknames may feel a bit too cutesy or twee to be uttered when others are present, “Darling” is certainly not one of them. It evokes all the warm fuzzies while still maintaining an air of sophistication.
Pure, poetic romance. Calling your partner “love” or “my love” needs no explanation and is perfectly suitable around external parties.
6. Love Bug
All the affection of the aforementioned “love,” mixed with a slightly more tender approach.
This nickname will certainly get your partner’s attention.
“Honey” is perhaps the most popular pet name in the history of pet names.
9. Honey Bunny
“Honey Bunny” is an affectionate twist on the always trendy “Honey.”
10. Honey Bun
Of course, if you’re pressed for time—or caption character limits—a shorter iteration may make for a better fit. “Honey Bun” offers all the sweetness of its longer predecessor, with a slightly more serious panache.
“You are my sunshine, my only sunshine…” Is there a better nickname to call someone who lights up your world?
“Tesoro” is Italian for “treasure” and is commonly used as a reference to one’s partner. Swoon!
13. (My) Steady
In the ’50s, a “steady” was someone you were exclusively dating or “going steady” with. We love the retro sweetness of it.
“Pumpkin” is definitely one of the cutest nicknames out there.
It wouldn’t be a thorough nickname roundup without mentioning this staple. You may recall your parents and grandparents affectionately using the term, but this loving label is as timeless as they come.
Let’s not forget this contemporary iteration for the social media savvy amongst us. FYI: It’s actually an acronym for “before anyone else.”
Another tried-and-true classic and it comes complete with variations on a theme: “Sweets,” “Sweetness,” etc.
“You’re doing amazing, sweetie!” The affectionate nickname is a staple for most romantic partners.
19. Sweetie Pie
Sometimes short and sweet, just doesn’t cut it. “Sweetie Pie” is a slightly longer yet far more delectable iteration of “Sweetie.”
A penguin is one of the cutest animals ever, so it’s absolutely fitting that your significant other be called a penguin.
This is one of those insider nicknames that only the couple understands. It is an acronym for greatest of all time.
If your person is as sweet as sugar, this nickname makes perfect sense.
Unless, of course, you come right out and address their inherent cuteness.
24. Beautiful / Handsome
Who doesn’t melt when being addressed with such adoration?
25. (Ma) Jolie
This French pet name directly translates to “(my) beauty” or “(my) cutie.” But alas, everything sounds better in a romance language. (And notably less creepy than “my pretty.”)
26. Any Unique Shortening of Their Real Name
The more creative the better. You wouldn’t want their sibling or colleagues one-upping you on this one.
27. Their Middle Name
Show off your familiarity with some trivia. The lesser known their middle name, the greater the fun.
While there’s no right or wrong way to choose a nickname for your partner, it’s important to remember that you shouldn’t have to force anything. What you call your partner should feel natural and fitting for your relationship.
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