when shopping one of my pet peeves is to be called pet names by a stranger behind the checkout counter. I am always saying you don't know me well enough to call me pet names. I am not your Dear your Sweetheart or your Honey.
So when talking to my DH I usually say Dear or occasionally honey ---No now keep it clean!!! LOL
When I hung up talking to my youngest son just now I realized I call him dear at times. He was saying he doesn't know where his 7 yr old twins are at the moment! LOL They are the ones that just had the baby,. And I replied Well Dear be happy you have family to take care of them for you!
So I was thinking he is the only one I call Dear. don't know why. I don't call his brother dear I don't think. I know I don't use pet names with Sara. Mayby Dear once in a while but not very often.
When I was little my mom called me ladybug and I used that with Sara. My grandpa always called me punky as he had nicknames for everyone!
My great granddaughter Adrianna they all call her Bug!!
So what do you call your loved ones? Pet names or nicknames?
I had an aunt who used to call me sweetie and I absolutely hated her calling me that!!
My youngest is named after his dad and he is called Little Glen by me and some family members or GW his initials. I still occasionally shorten it to GDub.
I'm just curious what do you do?