Friday, November 5, 2010

The Value of Meaningful Nicknames Between Spouses

In our newsletter we discussed the great value that calling your husband by a cute nickname may have in your relationship.

In the words of Dr. Carol Bruess, a professor at the University of St. Thomas who has studied the use of nicknames in relationships, "One of the ways that couples develop playfulness is through language." 

We suggested coming up with a cute nickname for your husband, and gave you a few tips to come up with some creative nicknames for him.

If you’re still having trouble coming up with one, here’s a list for you to choose from in the meantime.  But keep trying to come up with your own; a personalized nickname, one that was truly chosen for your husband based on his characteristics, personality, or physical attributes, will have a much stronger effect.

Handsome, Good looking or Sexy
These names would light any husband's day as they give him an assurance that you find him handsome and attractive.

Big guy
This nickname would suit perfectly if your husband is tall and well-built.

Snuggle Bear, Cuddles, Cuddly Bear, Teddy Bear, Huggy Bear, Love Muffin, or Honey Bear
These are all cute nicknames to tell your husband that you love to be close to him all the time.

Hot Chocolate, Hot Lips or Hot Stuff
A perfect cute nickname for any tall, dark and handsome man. Irrespective of these traits, any man would love to hear his wife call him “hot chocolate.”
Honey, Love, Lover, My Beloved, My Life, My World, Soul Mate, Life Mate
Tell your husband that you find him sweet and attractive by using any of these nicknames. This is a great way to say that he is the man.

My Prince, Prince Charming
These are adorable nicknames for your husband that convey a sense of respect and admiration.

More (ahem!) private nicknames:

Caution: Remember haya’ (modesty)!  The names below are to be used in private only.

Tiger, Hunk, Hunky, Stud, Super Stud, Lover Boy, Playboy, Dirty Boy
Any man would love to get any of these nicknames from his wife. After all what could be more flattering than the fact that you consider him a stud? 

Have fun picking out the perfect nickname(s) for your husband; use the tips we gave you in our newsletter; no doubt you’ll experience a positive change in your relationship if you put in practice what we shared with you, insha-Allah.