Sweet names for partners are nothing new; couples have been doing it forever! Most sweet names are complimentary, some are a bit silly and others are just plain daft, but it beats calling your girlfriend Mrs Smith all the time. Here are twenty names that you might want to call your girlfriend, not including the names that you call her when you see the joint credit card statement!
Let’s play it safe to begin with. It’s a bit old hat, but no girl can take offence at being called gorgeous, so it’s a good place to start.
2. Cutie pie
Cutie pie is another one of cute names to call your girlfriend. We’re still on safe ground here. Telling a girl that she is a Cutie pie, she looks attractive, even first thing in the morning when, quite frankly, she doesn’t, will always earn you some points.
You can’t really go wrong with this one either, although it can sound a bit upper class and old fashioned.
4. Cuddle Bug
This one’s for those cute moments, when all you want to do is cuddle up in front of the TV and a warm fire.
5. Honey Bunch
What could be sweeter than a bunch of honey? But, then again, wouldn’t a bunch of honey also be a sickly, sweet, gooey mess?
6. Bubble Butt
Don’t even go there! Unless, of course, you are feeling especially brave or just want a swift end to the relationship.
7. Sweet Little Dumpling
You’re going to have to be careful with this one. Your girlfriend might well be comfortable with her curvy figure, but it depends on the tone of voice, and the context, that you use with this name. It could either be used in a phrase like ‘you’re my cute little dumpling’ or you could be saying ‘you’re nothing but a big fat dumpling’!
8. Fruit Loop
This might sound sweet and cute, but what are you really saying? You think your girlfriend has some mental health issues? Be careful with this one!
Kitten is another one of sweet and cute names to call your girlfriend. Well, kittens are cute, cuddly and playful, so if that describes your girlfriend, then this is a name for you to use.
10. Doll face
This is an oldie and a close relation to ‘baby doll’ or just ‘doll’. You could be saying that she has a beautiful face, but it could equally be suggesting that she needs to take some makeup lessons!
11. Angel eyes
What better way to tell her how special she is than to compare her to an angel. Plus, complimenting any girl’s eyes will always be a winner.
This is a name that is best reserved for private use because, if you call a girl that you don’t know well ‘Babe’, she might take offence. Also, this name was potentially ruined by the film about the talking pig!
You can also call your girlfriend dreamboat. What this actually is supposed mean is anyone’s guess, but it sounds good anyway.
Cute, but make sure that she doesn’t think you are referring to her bra size!
This is another name for girlfriends that has some rather odd meanings, if you took the word literally. Is it that she is cute and cuddly or is that you keep her on a tight leash?
16. Love of my Life
Another one of great and cute names to call your girlfriend is the love of my life. If you want to play it safe, then this is the one for you. No hidden meanings, no possible misunderstandings, just don’t use it on a girl you just met, or it won’t ring true.
17. Lover Girl
A good old fashioned lover girl. At least, this name gets us away from the sickly sweet ones for a while and who wouldn’t be pleased with a compliment about their prowess as a lover!
18. Honey Bunny
Sweet, cute and cuddly; she can’t take offence at this, surely.
The old ones are often the best and sweetheart just conjures up images of childhood love; innocent and straightforward.
We’re going to finish here with another nonsensical, yet popular name. The editor wanted to add explanations of these names, but as most of them, like pumpkin, defy any logical explanation, that’s been kind of hard to do. But, then, sweet names aren’t supposed to be logical, are they? And, as these sweet names are just between the two of you, who cares!