CRAZY STUPID LOVE NAMES
Rihanna uses “boo”, but what about the rest of us?
Are you sort-of single? Dating? Shacked up? Engaged? Hitched? Right, that should cover all of us. Let’s form a circle of trust and talk terms of endearment—is it a universal truth that it’s impossible to find the right one? I mean, what can I call my partner without sounding like a ning-nong in public?
Going the copycat route seems risky: I’d like to call my partner “My <3”, but Kim K already has that one in the bag, Tweeting it to Kanye regularly. Wills and Kate use “Mr and Mrs Wales”, while over in L.A., Brad and Ange reportedly use “Miffy” and “Kitty”. Closer home, newly wed couple Saif and Kareena refer to each other as “Beebs” and “Saifu”.
In other parts of the US, “bae” is on the rise. Really. Apparently, all you have to do is drop the letter “b” to create next-level cool.
So, we all agree to make like the stars and use whatever the hell pet name we want? Awesome. Thanks for the chat.