Thursday, September 21, 2023


Do you call your spouse or significant other “Honey”?

Before you continue reading, we’re requiring that you click here and play this song while you vote! It just makes it more fun…

Do you call your spouse or significant other “Honey”? A fun survey by The Black Tux breaks down the most popular pet names (like “Babe,” “Honey” or “Dear”) in each state. According to the 5,000 responses they got, the most popular pet name across the U.S. is “Babe” followed by “Honey.” You can see the full list broken down by geographic location here. It’s fun!

If you don’t call them “Honey,” what do you call them? Tell us in the comments after you vote. Don’t be embarrassed!


  1. Sweetheart or wife. She calls me husband and lots of other nice words. The grandkids call us Papou and Yiayia (Greek) so we use those sometimes too. We have no Greek background, but our daughter picked our names after the other grandparents insisted on being called grandpa and grandma. One of our good friends told us “Those kids could call you anything and you would still buy them ice cream”.

  2. Just like a gangster wannabe, I’ve called my girl “Doll” for the last fifty years and will continue to do so. But, her real name is “Beautiful”.

  3. I only call my husband ‘Honey’ when I forget who I am talking to when I’m distracted. He made it quite clear decades ago that he didn’t like pet names or terms of endearment. I think we’ve been married 420 years, at least it seems like it having to remember all the rules I mustn’t break.

    • Hi, Don. You married Carol when she was 4? Talk about “robbing the cradle.” 😆 Have a good afternoon/evening. 🙂 –Diane

  4. I call him babe,he calls me sweetheart or Nona if we’re around the grandkids..
    It means grandma in Italian.

  5. I always called my wife Deary. Then when the series Story Brook came on TV she understood the meaning of Deary. We celebrated 50 years on December 24th and are still counting.

  6. We both call each other, “honey,” and have since the earliest days of our dating. At 33 years of marriage we still do. I don’t see anything changing. She is from the NE corner of Alabama and I am from the southern part of east Tennessee.

  7. Yes. We only realized how often when our young granddaughter started calling my husband “honey” and me “Boo Boo”. She thought those were our names.

  8. We are going on 46 years of marriage and I call hubby “Hon” easier than remembering his name (just joking). Our 43 year old son is “Bud” and our 41 year old daughter is “Babe”. Mine is “Mom” or Nana”.

  9. I’ve only known 3 Alice’s in my life and one was a character in a sitcom, so I’m guilty of calling DW Darling, Honey or any other term of endearment. When we are with friends or relatives I call her by her name.


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