TA- RA PET names
After Paul Hollywood’s girlfriend’s embarrassing nickname for him was revealed, Rhiannon Evans says, for god’s sake, keep these monikers behind closed doors.
Every person who’s one half of a couple breathed a sigh of relief last week. Why? Because it was revealed that Paul Hollywood’s girlfriend Summer MonteysFullam’s nickname for him is Cake Cake – and even if you call each other Smooshywooshymonkeyface, your pet name isn’t as embarrassing as that.
Summer, 22, even wore a red swimsuit emblazoned with the epithet (apparently the name she first saved the celebrity baker under in her phone) on Instagram, before she deleted her account (through shame?).
Thing is though, Summer, we’re all guilty of cringeworthy things said in love and lust. The thought of an ex’s term of endearment for you can bring out a cold sweat. And even in the relationship, pet names uttered outside the confines of your private bubble are mortifying.
I remember cringing and doing a lot of shushing the first time my husband Tom called me ‘Rhi-bear’ in public – even though that was actually a long-standing term of affection inherited from my university friends. In fact, Tom has a real talent for coming up with really disgusting nicknames – and periodically, as a treat, I’m allowed to veto one and have it banned for life. (Though I suspect that just gives him more motivation to come up with worse ones.)
So, whether it’s an animal of any kind, a baby/bbz/babe derivative or anything involving cakes, pants and puddings, the moral of this story is to just keep your pet name to yourself and your partner. Definitely don’t put it on a swimming costume, or tell a mate who’s likely to leak it to the papers. OK Hunnybunny?
summer and ‘Cake Cake’