Giving your partner a pet-name is like a rite of passage in a relationship. After six months of monogamous dating, you know your significant other well enough to coddle them with cute little nicknames that soften your tone and show your affection ... and may or may not make the rest of us barf.
Like any well-intentioned gift, a given pet-name can go horribly wrong, and there are many people out there that don't even know they're stuck with, or using, cringe-worthy lovey-dovey names. They think they're being cute, we think they're being tragic.
Are you one of the millions of couples who suffer from odious-pet-name-itis? Check our list of the 25 worst pet-names for your lover to find out.
What pet-names do you like or dislike?
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