According to Helen Fisher (Rutgers University), nicknames are a way of expressing love and are part of what is called ‘romantic baby talk or ‘Loverese’ which can actually help strengthen emotional bonds between couples!
In-fact, study done by Pepper Schwartz, (professor of sociology at the University of Washington) suggests that most happy couples use some sort of nicknames or terms of endearment in their relationship.
If you are on a mission to find a nickname for your partner then kudos to you for making the effort. Nicknames are a personal affair but if you are having a hard time finding one, then this article is just for you!
List of Popular Nicknames by Alphabet
Below are a list of cute nicknames that you can use to call your boyfriend or husband or lover with. Some of these, especially the more effeminate ones are of-course not suitable for older guys. There are few letters that don’t have many nicknames, these letters include E, F, I, N, O, Q, U, V and X.
Also, if you are specifically looking for nicks in Spanish, Italian and Japanese languages then check out this article.
Starting with A
Starting with B
Starting with C
Starting with D
Starting with E
Starting with F
Starting with G
Starting with H
Starting with J
Starting with K
Starting with L
Starting with M
Starting with N
Starting with O
Starting with R
Starting with S
Starting with T
Starting with W
Starting with Y
Starting with Z
We don’t have any nicks for the letters U, V, W, X, Y and Z as of yet but we will be adding them soon.
Have a suggestion? Feel free to leave it in the comments below and we will include it in this list.
Tips for Choosing the Right Nickname
The best nicknames are those which have some personal meaning.
You can pick out something which is either a physical attribute or personality trait and do something with that.
If you love his eyes then something like ‘bright eyes’ or ‘angel eyes’.
If he is a little more rounded and isn’t sensitive about it you could perhaps use something like ‘sugar-belly’ or Winnie (the Pooh). Cheesy maybe, but you get the idea!
You can also build a nickname around something which has significant and/or private meaning to the 2 of you – for example the place that you met.
Keep in mind that many guys seem to like things which highlight their manliness and sexiness or suggest something mysterious about them. In which case you could use a nickname which incorporates ‘dark’, ‘fire’, ‘bad’ or something similar.
You can also use his name, combining that with something else for example Ty-tiger or honey-Ty.
Write some words down and play with them a little to see which combinations work best. Hope that helps get your ideas flowing anyway.
(Update: Thanks to CrystalKitty for some great suggestions). So if you know any cute nicks that start with these letters, add a comment and I will add it to this list. Mean time, have fun!