I’m not talking about Mr., Ms., Mrs., Miss, Dr. or Sir. Even though there are Doctors that like to be called Dr., so much that even in their personal emails they put it in their signatures. I guess if you worked your ass off for years to earn that title you’d want to get the most mileage you could out of it.
Wife: I love you honey.
Husband: It’s Dr. Honey, I have a Master’s.
I’m talking about the names that are bestowed upon you by your peers & partners. That “honey”, “baby”, “pumpkin”, “Tiger”, “Sweet Pea”, “Playa” & “Teddy Bear” stuff that slips out of their mouths whenever you’re around.
I have special names for my friends, but when I’m talking generally to my trusted girls I call them “hun”, “lovely”, and “wonderful”.
THAT’S NOT MY NAME:
Now there are certain names that don’t crossover, certain names that just are NOT safe. For example, I cannot call my girl Angel, “Baby”. First off she isn’t MY girl & secondly it pisses her off, she says it feels “immature & childish”. Here’s another example, earlier today I was talking with my Blogger in crime, Stormlover & I called her “honey”.
Here’s how our conversation played out:
Me: Alright, have a good day honey.
Storm: Honey? Lol you’re cute.
Me: Are you gonna kick my ass before breakfast for saying that?
Storm: Yup! You’re my daughters age! I’m not a cougar. Honey! Lol
Now I’ll admit that it slipped out. Some names ONLY work for certain types of relationships. I dare you to call your boss “playa” or your Landlord “Baby”.
WHAT DID YOU CALL ME?
I am used to being called “GQ”, “baby”, “love”, “Mr. Big”, & “sweetheart” by the ladies. Fellas call me, “GQ”, “bro”, “Eddie Murphy” or a play on my last name.
Don’t ever call me “babe”; there are only 2 girls that can get away with calling me that & it’s connected to a funny story between us, so I let it slide.
Don’t ever call me “lover” unless we’re dating or hooking up. First off, it gives other people the wrong impression of our relationship & secondly it’s too personal. So don’t even joke that way unless you wanna seriously do something. A lover knows you intimately, so unless we are doing “something” leave that word out of your vocabulary when addressing me.
FUN & GAMES:
Even though I might get away with saying “You tall dark magnificent bastard,” to my boy Jordan aka “Chris Tucker” in private while we’re giving each other grief, I wouldn’t call him that in public.
What is your title/nickname?
What titles/nicknames do you have for your peeps?
What names are unacceptable?
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