There's a tendency for people to have "pet" names (nicknames, cutesy names, "private" names, whatever you want to call them) for their partners. Not everyone does this - I have heard some people say they are belittling or demeaning. I'm curious - who here uses an other name with their partner? Do you have a special nickname for them? Do you use something like "babe," "sweetie," "honey," or another diminutive? Personally, I have no special/different name for D, nor do I use any diminutives with her (they irritate her). She frequently calls me "Mrzout" - because apparently I'm a grouch much of the time.