A new poll this week reveals that we’re a nation of ‘Darlings’, ‘Babes’ and ‘Loves’. The top ten league-table of romantic nicknames has been compiled by the charity initiative, Adopt a Word, which asked 1000 Brits to admit to the gooey pet-names they use for their loved ones. Two thirds of adults in the UK confess to regularly using soppy monikers.
The top ten UK romantic pet-names in full are:
Failing to make the grade after being picked by just 1% of people was the cheesy, Muffin and sickly-sweet, Treacle.
“The diverse top ten proves that what can be a toe-curlingly embarrassing nickname to one person, may make someone else turn to jelly and go weak at the knees,” comments Patricia Adiele of Adopt a Word, “but, with Valentine’s Day around the corner and women gearing up for Leap Year proposals, we think February should be the month that these special, romantic words are celebrated.”
With Adopt a Word, for just £15, any romantic name or word, real or made-up, can be added to the Adopt a Word website and ‘adopted’ for a loved-one to mark Valentine’s Day or any tender occasion such as engagements, anniversaries or birthdays.
The best thing about this gift is that all the money raised goes to I CAN, the children’s communication charity. 1.2 million children in the UK suffer with speech, language and communication needs. I CAN work to ensure these children get the help and support they need so they can live happy and successful lives.
Do you have an unusual name or interesting story behind a pet-name for your other half? Let us know below…