It’s the season of love…Let‘s talk about something small but very important in a relationship.

Of all my friends, Cindy seems to be the most fortunate when it comes to relationships. She has been with the same guy for about 5 years now and she’s engaged to be married later this year. I can’t wait for the wedding…Y’all know I love weddings *covers face*

One thing I love and I have learnt from Cindy’s relationship is the use of Pet Names. Every morning, Toye will wake her up with a call and you’ll hear all those sweet pet names. Throughout the day you’ll see Cindy beaming with smiles.

I was opportuned to join them on one of their weekend getaways sometimes ago to Olumirin waterfalls, Erin-Ijesha, Osun state. All through that weekend,

it was Baby this, Jewel that, Honey this, Treasure that. I can’t recall anytime when they called each other by their real names. I could feel the love radiating from the both of them. Love is a beautiful thing I tell you.

Overtime, I noticed that whenever Toye called Cindy by her real name, she’ll just go “Uh oh! What did I do wrong?” According to her, it’s one of those ways in which she knows everything is going on well in her relationship.

In relationships, a pet name should be important. It is something that is exclusively shared by you and your lover. Sometimes, calling him/her by that name can be a way of letting others know that this person belongs with you.

A pet name is also a way that you can use to reassure your lover that they still matter in your life and they have a place in your heart. It’s a sweet sentiment that no matter how weird or silly it sounds will always bring a smile to the face of your lover when you call him/her by it. It can also be a sign that you two are having a strong and healthy relationship.

Pet names are usually something sweet or delicious, soft or tender. In Nigeria you often hear pet names like Honey, Sweetheart, Darling, Dearie, My Love, Boo, Baby Boo, Sugar or Baby (one of the most common in Naija). In other countries you hear pet names like Cup-Cake, Teddy Bear, Baby Doll, Armo, Peaches and so much more.

The use of Pet Names is one of the ways to spice up your relationship and to make your significant other feel special.
It’s always refreshing to see older couples still call each other pet names.

I have come to discover that when your partner stops calling you the pet names, it can be a red flag pointing to the fact that something needs to be fixed in the relationship.

Just like my hubby calls me Baby when he is very happy with me but the moment I hear his baritone voice call “TOLU!!!” then I’ll know something is up…LOL

So tell me what do you call that special someone in your life?

If you have been using pet names for your Special him or her…..that’s great. KEEP IT UP!

If not, adopt one today. It doesn’t have to be the usual ones.Make it something unique, special and exclusive to him or her…….Y’heard?? *winks*

Love Right, Stay Happy.

Have an amazing week.



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  1. Great work,L’queen.. Feels strange calling Ÿ̲̣̣̣̥ø̲̣̣̥u̶̲̥̅̊ dat cos Ÿ̲̣̣̣̥ø̲̣̣̥u̶̲̥̅̊ were M̶̲̥̅γ̲̣̣̥ school mom Ǻήƌ̲̣̣̣̥ it was always snr Tolu. ℓ☺ℓ. Thumbs up :*

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  3. Great work L’queen, love the way you write. Show’s that you’re talented and have a great place amongst todays bloggers and writters. See you at the top.

  4. I gust u are right Lqueen about the pet name, because even my Mum that is one of the way my sisters get whatever they want from her. i cant tell u my mum’s pet name any way Hahahahaha.
    i will get one for my all my friends

  5. Tanx to our love doctor, can U̶̲̥̅̊ suggest some sweet pet names apart from those U̶̲̥̅̊ av mentioned? Do U̶̲̥̅̊ know y I’m askn? I want sometin unique, not commonly used by people.luv U̶̲̥̅̊ crazy..God will bless those guys that helped U̶̲̥̅̊ in making things happen.. Sugarvon

  6. 1st of all…. As usual nice write up. But wat of ppl like us dat are nt in relationships ni…. And again nowadays in Nigeria the names; boo, darling, dear, honey are actualli used by everybody those single and those who js wanna see a babe smile… So I advice those in relationships to actualli find better and sweeter pet names 😉

    1. Loool Isemhooo…u r ryt tho. A lot of dz pet names av bn overused n abused. Its really advisable ppl in rship find smtin exclusive…it can even b d person’s oda name dat odas dnt knw of…it will b exclusive to you.
      And as for being single,this is nt only for doz in rships we learn everyday for future purposes. Thanks a lot

  7. hmmm pet names am nt gud at dat but i’l consider it.tanks 4 d great work.my regards to those dat helpd in getin dis work done. God bless them

    1. Pls do sis, its a small but vital part of a relationship dat shdnt be overlooked. Thank u for acknowledging the ppl dat helped me

  8. Pet names…hmmm…I actuali hav a problem here…I’m already used to callin my babe by her name.I don’t know what pet name to call her.and she has a pet name 4 me.Is dis bad? 🙁

    1. Lol…if u adopt a pet name now, it might take a while but with time and conscious effort on your part, you’ll get used to it. You shd give her one to since she has one for u. What’s her name? I can help u form a lovely pet name with it…I’m good at that. Lool

    2. Haba that is ‘bad’ of u for her to give u one that means she want one too. well sorry i dont know her name if not i may give u one. Hahaha, but to be serious get one for her (or call her Rain drop)

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