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My least favorite is “Dear.” I’m not sure why I dislike it so much.... but I really,really do.
I also do not like for anyone but my spouse,or family to call me honey, or any other pet names.

How about you?



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      Marybeth Pitner wrote Feb 23, 2009
    • I hate it when my hubby says “baby“.  He can call me sweetie, honey and even babe; but not baby.  Makes me feel like a little baby/kid.



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      Shopgirl1960 wrote Feb 23, 2009
    • Mizmary I can understand that. And YIKES I will say that sometimes to my husband when I am feeling romantic. I better ask him how he feelstongue out  He is the only one I have ever used that term of endearment with in my lifetime. lol

      This might be an eye opener! Hee Hee



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      UK Girl wrote Feb 23, 2009
    • my nickname as a child was “fluffy” and fluffy I’m not .. so I die when my friend hollers “hey fluffy look at this” when we are out ...he did it last month about 5 times once he forgot and the other’s being a joke at a big trade show in Barcelona .....



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      UK Girl wrote Feb 23, 2009
    • OMG I call everyone "honey"  its just something I do .. do you think that must piss folk off ?

      I sent an email the other day to the bank and said “look honey I don’t agree with this we are doing it my way or no way ” he did back down ...I forget ! Not very business like ha ha



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      Marybeth Pitner wrote Feb 23, 2009
    • I know my hubby means it as a term of endearment but it just DRIVES ME NUTS!!!!!  I usually call him honey, he is starting to get the hint.

       I don’t like to be called maam either.... makes me feel old and that I am not.



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      Marybeth Pitner wrote Feb 23, 2009
    • Shopgirl... when someone calls you “DEAR” just say to them... Do I look like I have antlers?  Well then don’t call me DEAR.  Someone used to call me that a long time ago and I kept saying that it it broke them real fast. LOL



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      Karyn Olson wrote Feb 23, 2009
    • Sweetie drives me nuts!



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      Cmrobert wrote Feb 23, 2009
    • Sweetie drives me nuts too! Especially when my younger sisters call me that....EEEKKKK.  I correct them everytime yet they continue calling me that.  I am starting to think that they are doing that on purpose.



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      Jenni0811 wrote Feb 23, 2009
    • Mame, by an unknown (usually younger female)
      Honey, by an unknown male



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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Feb 23, 2009
    • I am okay with any names.  Called me Honey, Hon, Sweetheart, Sweetie, Dear, Missy, Madam,....

      I tick off greatly is when my hubby called my first name out, instead of calling me darling, honey, etc.  I feel he is so impersonal then.



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      Shopgirl1960 wrote Feb 24, 2009
    • Oh goodness Vicki, I bet that does embarrass you having a childhood pet name being said in public, especially if it is one that you don’t care for.   And at a trade show no less!
      Does “fluffy” have a particular meaning as it might in the here in the U.S.?
      I’m not sure about calling the bank professional “honey.”  He may have thought you were being kind. (?)   So I can see where names of endearments may be beneficial as long as they don’t think you are belittling them.

      That’s funny MizMary- no antlers here! lol   And I don’t care for ma‘am either, and it makes me feel old as well.  Sometimes I think others providing a service have no choice when addressing us... but still I really don’t care for it. Arghhhh!

      Termagsea-That’s funny.... Your husband pays to use that name! lol lol

      Cmrobert-  Is your sister being loving when she calls you sweetie?  Maybe it is because she is younger than you and feels disrespectful??

      I hear ya Jenni and Karyno.



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      UK Girl wrote Feb 24, 2009
    • Where I come from everyone says honey ... it’s just the norm and people don’t object down here but sometimes I forget when I’m mid flow business wise thats why I said it to the bank manager - but hey he is scared of me anyway ha ha

      Fluffy goes back to around 2 when I wnated a fluffy teddy and moaned and moaned and my dad started calling it me and it stuck - I got the teddy and we were inseperable - in fact fluffy is still on my bed and goes on holiday and business trips ... well travelled Fluffy - my BF is also business partner of over 30 years - we grew up together so it’s natual for him to say fluffy - till I was ten I was fluffy in the school register ...

      But fluffy I’m not ... big bird more like ..



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      Shopgirl1960 wrote Feb 24, 2009
    • Vicki, if I were among your family and friends and You, are they were to call me honey.... I’m sure I would love it since I would feel apart of the “norm.“estatic

      What a SWEET story as to how you got the name “Fluffy!”
      I LOVE IT!!! I wish I had such a wonderful pet name story.
      And this name was in the school register!?! Awwwwwww!

      My parents called me Della Pickle because I loved pickles so much. lol   I will still sign my name that way sometimes on my notes to them. Ha Ha  My dad also called me “Peanut.”

      I would NOT want the name Della Pickle in the school register! Hee He



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      Shopgirl1960 wrote Feb 24, 2009
    • P.S.

      I wish I still had my teddy bear that was sewn and sewn again. My Mom finally had enough and he went to “teddy bear heaven.”  frownfrownfrown    Your so lucky to have your beloved
      Fluffy!



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      UK Girl wrote Feb 24, 2009
    • Fluffy the teddy came to school everyday with me and sat on my desk - when I think back at 4 I was so confident and so sure of my self ...

      My family called me Golden Girl ... Your a Golden Girl and those girls can do anything ..it made me never hesitate about my own ability ....just do it. I’ve told my daughter the same as my mum says the only person holding you back is yourself fluffy so go cause a stir ..



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      Shopgirl1960 wrote Feb 24, 2009
    • How neat my friend that you have always felt so confident and so loved!!! ( And that you had Fluffy beside you all the while!)



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      Lisa Middlesworth wrote Feb 27, 2009
    • I’ve never had a problem with someone calling me a certain “term of endearment” Never even really thought about it until this same question was ask a while back.

      I have always called people hon, ladybug, missy or just anything that I thought would personalize a conversation.

      Since it was brought up before, I often catch myself and don’t.
      Which is kind of stupid of me, because there are very few people who really mind when you call them a lovely name



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      Cindylouwho1966 wrote Feb 27, 2009
    • Some of my family members still call me by my childhood nickname and I hate it!



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      Shopgirl1960 wrote Feb 28, 2009
    • Interesting thoughts from everyone.                        I think that if I were shopping for a vehicle and the sales person were to call me a pet name I would feel he percieved me as a stupid female. He would be in for a shock! lol
      Hmmm... I am wondering now what your pet name is Lucinda. lol



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