Did y'all have a purty weekend? I did - will tell you about it in another post.
So you know my mind likes buzzing and all these random things enter my mind, or I remember some of my theories and have to share. Now is one of those times, so grab a crayon, cardboard, write it down and paste it on your office desk because that's where you spend the most time.
So pet names. You know how you're all giddy and seeing everything through rose-colored glasses, and you just know that he/she is the one! So you call him/her any of the following...
These bring a smile to your face, right? Of course they do, because you haven't learned why pet names are bad for you. Let's address the Top 3 reasons, shall we?
- Your SO might be a no-good lying son-of-a-cheat! But how will you know, when every time you call him/her, they're calling you "baby, babe, lovey, honey?" You'll never ever catch them since they'll never mistakenly call you someone else's name. On the plus side though, if you're out with your SO and he/she shouts out "Baby," if you're not the only one who answers, then you know for sure that you're dating a no-good lying son-of-a-cheat! Anyways, just tell your SO that henceforth, they must call you by YOUR name or be creative and make something up just for you.
- You're the new man/woman in their life, and you find out your SO called their ex by any of the aforementioned pet names. Won't you feel bad? They don't love you enough to come up with something just for you? Imagine the day you find out that she also called her ex-boyfriend "Sugar or Daddy." And God help you even more if she called her ex "Sugar" AND "Daddy" at the same time :p
- You're commitment-phobic or just unlucky in love. So you have had like 10 exes in your past, and you wanted each relationship to have its own uniqueness, so you used a different pet name each time. Well guess what? Now you've run out of names to call your new SO who you're sure is definitely the love of your life, and will finally marry! You might end up having to call them "Butter" or "Yam."
|DON'T DO IT! JUST SAY NO!!!|
Never fear though! Help is on the way from me :) The way to combat this Pet Name confusion is by creating new names, that are not applicable to others. Find something unique about the person, or create a funky nickname for them. E.g.
Oluwatomilolu = Milo
Ekenedilichukwu = Neddy
Chiamaka = Mak
Fola = umm, hmm, erm, I'll get back to you.
OR, just say "Hey you" flirtatiously and you're good to go!