It’s become one of the most common terms of endearment used by couples, but ‘Babe’ has been voted the most hated pet name for women.
The term, made popular by Sonny and Cher’s Sixties hit I Got You Babe, come out on top in a new study.
‘Sweetcheeks’, ‘Snookums’ and ‘Muffin’ were also a definite no no, but terms such as ‘Gorgeous’, ‘Beautiful’ and ‘Lovely’ were considered acceptable. Americanised nicknames like ‘Baby Girl’ and ‘Baby Doll’ are also unpopular, along with ‘Pudding’ and ‘Pumpkin’.
See the outcome of the study conducted by www.siteopia.com below:
Top 20 Most Hated Pet Names For Women
Top 20 Acceptable Pet Name For Women
According to the spokeman for the study, ‘there’s a lot to be read from a name, and sometimes using too strongly cliched or overly-soppy pet names for someone we like will just be seen as insincere.
Do you agree with this result? What pet name do you call your partner?