As sweet as pet names can be, we all feel a little nauseous when we overhear other people taking it past a certain level. The hard part is to figure out where the cut-off line is. I knew that this was something that I wanted opinions on after I heard someone on the subway say, “Don’t worry, Sugarplum, of course I will hold the door for you!”
I personally think that pet names are acceptable. They can definitely be cute and add a lot to relationships. However, I think that there is a limit. Pet names should be personal and should not be thrown around constantly in public. Keep them meaningful and romantic, the worst would be to overuse a cute nickname!
The more personal that pet names are, the better. Of course, the guy could have been calling her Sugarplum because she was the Sugarplum Fairy in her 4th grade play. Yet, because he was using this odd nickname in public, I had no way of knowing that and couldn’t help but roll my eyes at the thought of it.
Here are some common pet names:
Baby/babe: I think this one is always sweet no matter what. It might seem overused or an easy way out, but it definitely still gives me butterflies.
Sexy: This one can be flattering, but should only be used at certain times during certain moments.
Darling: This isn’t something that I hear people use often, but I think it has a very endearing tone to it.
Love: Like darling, this makes me melt. Call me a romantic, but the phrase “Hey Love” makes me smile no matter what.
Favorite: This is my fav.
Although pet names can be fun, be careful about too many people hearing them! They can become awful nicknames from people that you don’t want calling you something like “muffin.”
What are your thoughts on pet names? Is there such thing as too much when it comes to terms of endearment? Does the idea of nicknames give you butterflies or make you want to puke? What are some of your favorites and least favories? Anything specific that you like calling your man?
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Celebs Tweet Their Thoughts About #JusticeForSandraBland
1. Jesse Williams
#SandraBland's treatment while attempting to travel freely on HER public roadways has been acknowledged as unlawful. She is already dead.
2. Taraji P. Henson
"SAY HER NAME #SandraBland"
3. Ava DuVernay
"'Why are you arresting me?' Because you know your rights. Because I can. Because no one'll believe you. #SandraBland"
4. Kim Kardashian
#WhatHappenedToSandraBland We need answers!!!! This is NOT ok! This is all shady! They need to own up to this & tell the truth!
5. Jussie Smollet
"A loss 4 words. #SandraBlandMatters #BlackLivesMatter 👈🏿tell me this should change once the nation shows that we do. "
6. Snoop Dogg
🙏🌹. Sandra. Rip. 🌹🌹
7. K. Michelle
R.I.P to this queen. This could've been any of us. My prayers go out to her family. #sandrabland https://instagram.com/p/5fvlO_AhCf/
8. Gabrielle Union
SAY HER NAME!!! #SandraBland #SandraBland #SandraBland #SayHerName
"We must get to the cause of #sandrabland death because this CANNOT happen again #deathorfreedom"
10. David Banner
"When will we fight back. A man's duty on earth is to protect women and children. Where are the gangsters? Preachers? We need you. Please."
11. Nicki Minaj
"Rest In Peace #SandraBland"
12. Talib Kweli
"We the people ask @LorettaLynch to investigate #SandraBland #KimberleeRandleKing RETWEET "
Signs. Signs. Signs all around us. The Message is Here. #SandraBland
14. Missy Elliot
"When I look at the #SandraBland traffic video it brings so many emotions😳😢😡😡😤!"
15. Jessie J
"God bless your soul Sandra | #sandrabland | Change needs to come |Justice needs to be served | Heart… https://instagram.com/p/5fV79mQ0aw/ "
16. Jackee Harry
"It's time y'all, it's time.." #SandraBland #BlackLivesMatter
"In memory of #SandraBland these things don't make no kinda sense "
18. Holly Robinson Peete
I really don't look forward to having ANOTHER difficult conversation w my kids tonight...but here we go again😧💔 #SandraBland #SayHerName 😢
19. Jeffrey White
Sadly, doesn't matter by whose hand she died. Unjustified arrested set the outcome in motion. The state murdered her. #JusticeForSandraBland
Sandra could have been your mother, sister, aunt, friend or if she wasn't killed the community outreach advisor A&M. #SandraBland
21. Joan Smalls
"My heart is broken. Sending my deepest condolence to her family and friends. May you find Strength, Peace and Justice. When will this stop? #EqualityForAll #RIP #Why #SayHerName
22. Gladys Knight
Sandra Bland.... #SayHerName #SandraBland
23. Cara Delevigne
Things need to change NOW #SANDRABLAND #Justice #Equality
24. Meek Mill
"Rip to that young lady that lost her life about a traffic stop! 🙏 ima make sure I pray for her and her family! 🙏😄😄😄"