I was thinking today... because it's a nice pastime.
I don't know if I'm the only one in the world who has these thoughts... the ONLY ONE... but I like feeling special. I like feeling unique, one of a kind, perhaps... the cat's pajamas. So, I don't want to think of myself as being someone who gets to have a recycled pet name. I know there are cliches like Boo, Hon, Sweetie, Dear, Mama, Baby, Lovie Wuvvie Schnoodle Bug... but if that's what you called your ex, count me out! I don't wanna be any of those things!
I'm not saying this anecdote is about me... let's say it's about my friend. Her name is... ShmansterMitten. We'll call her Sammy for short. Well, one day Sammy's boyfriend was having his wisdom teeth pulled and he was doped to the gills. While Sammy was caring for him, his phone kept blowing up and as Sammy was a snoopy little B, she checked. Previously Sammy's boyfriend had been referring to her as "Hon", which although not unique, was something she hadn't been called before and it felt nice. Well, on this occasion, Sammy looked at her boyfriend's phone and saw that his ex and he had been exchanging texts about how he was doing and in one he had called her "Hon." Well, add that to the fact that he had claimed to have deleted her number and had in fact just put it in under a guy's name, and Sammy went into a blind rage. (Which reminds me, my next blog post should be about me being a hypocrite.) Long story short, Sammy is now endearingly referred to as "babe." (Feminists calm down- she's okay with it.) This is not a recent occurrence, just the only example I had in this scenario that wasn't an obvious reference to those who know me and lurk.
Anywho, so am I wrong in believing that recycling a pet name from a previous relationship is a no-no? If you called your last boyfriend "Boo," perhaps call this one "Shoe" (they are both equally ridiculous). If you called your last boyfriend "Daddy," how about calling this one "Sugar t*ts?" I mean, if you like the pet name so much, maybe you shoulda stayed with the previous pet, just saying.