I Don't Like Being Called By Pet Names

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 43 People

    I Think It's Kinda Creepy...

    when strangers, especially old men, call me "sweetheart," "Babe," "Honey," or any other names like that. I believe those words should be reserved for only those who truly care about me, and who I care about as well. I have a name and a couple nicknames. That gives you at least...
    KaBe22 KaBe22
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 10, 2010

    Seriously... Baby this,

    cutie that, it's like come on. I'm not some chick sat in the corner of a party desperate for any attention I can get.. Mainly because I have a high sense of self pride.. I hate pet names... Hence why I usually block (in the online world) or just plain ignore (in real life...
    MissLorii MissLorii
    18-21, F
    May 29, 2014

    I cannot stand it! "Hun,

    babe, baby, sweetie" it makes me feel vulnerable, weak, and stupid.
    HannahB15 HannahB15
    16-17, F
    4 Responses Mar 2, 2015

    I think there is a time

    and a place. In my profession, I encounter men all the time who refer to me as the "lady doctor". They also call me sweetie or love. No, I am your doctor. Some people are still rooted in the past I suppose. At first I found it extremely disheartening, rude and almost a slap...
    DocMcSizzle DocMcSizzle
    26-30, F
    1 Response Sep 5, 2015

    if a person is important to me they can call me

    anything. but if I'm not close to them it makes me want to punch them in the throat!
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic
    36-40, F
    1 Response Mar 2, 2015
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