And in our digital age, are these nicknames any more important?
A quick search of the literature reveals just how little these issues have been studied scientifically.
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Pumpkin, Toots, Snookums—nicknames can be cheesy or just plain weird. We really do not realize how bizarre the nicknames we use every day are until we actually take a second to think about them.
I’ve just been in a few relationships where cutesy, affectionate nicknames emerged as inside jokes.
These names stuck around for months, even years – to the point where hearing “Elizabeth” or “Liz” in certain contexts would suggest a truly serious situation, or that I was in trouble.
These nicknames are referred to in English as “pet names,” and it is a more affectionate alternative to using a first name.Sometimes we just have to loosen up a little bit, shrug our shoulders and learn to love whatever cutesy name our lover decides is best suited to us.But remember: if you have to put up with sappy pet names from your boyfriend, girlfriend, wife or husband you can choose a few of your favorites for them, too!Most pet names develop from unique experiences in individual relationships, and there’s no end of romantic nicknames that lovers have given each other.But there are a few stalwarts that have been whispered by countless lovers over the years.