70 Cute Names to Call Your Boyfriend That You'll Both Love

Switch things up with one or more of these adorable pet names that show how close you are.

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Running out of pet names to call your best guy? Or are neither of you very fond of the ones you've tested out so far? To help you personalize your romance and land on one you both love, we've collected 70 cute names you can call your boyfriend aside from his given one. There's something below for every couple, whether you prefer a term that's sweet or strong.

According to Scientific American, the authors of a book on relationship behavior titled The Normal Bar surveyed couples all over the world and found that two-thirds of them frequently used pet names. Carol J. Bruess, the lead author of a 1993 study on the subject published in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, told Scientific American that pet names are part of the "micro-culture" couples create together. "I think it's a really human, natural behavior to take language and shape it for our own purposes," she said.

That being said, your new favorite pet name may come up naturally and could very well not make sense to anyone but you two. Even so, inspiration can still help. So scroll through these ideas and try some out—his name will be changed in your phone in no time.

  1. Darling
  2. Boo Bear
  3. Ace
  4. Babe
  5. Baby
  6. Light of My Life
  7. Captain
  8. Goofball
  9. Lover
  10. Fine Wine
  11. Charming
  12. Bubba
  13. Rocky
  14. Cutie
  15. Honey Bear
  16. Buddy
  17. Heartbreaker
  18. Handsome
  19. Sport
  20. Handy Man
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  1. McDreamy
  2. Hubby
  3. Kitten
  4. Lock & Key
  5. Sexy
  6. Hot Stuff
  7. Superman
  8. Sugar
  9. Pumpkin Pie
  10. Baby Doll
  11. Scout
  12. Monkey
  13. Prince
  14. Baby Face
  15. King
  16. Sweet Thing
  17. Stud
  18. Trouble
  19. Romeo
  20. Amor
  21. Everest
  22. Hot Shot
  23. Sweetness
  24. Everything Bagel
  25. Teddy Bear
  26. Precious
  27. Jellybean
  28. Kid
  29. Foxy
  30. Buttercup
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  1. Rockstar
  2. Mr. Right
  3. Puppy
  4. Dream Lover
  5. Cupcake
  6. Mr. Man
  7. Peanut
  8. Champ
  9. Angel
  10. Chief

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  1. Other Half
  2. Soulmate
  3. Hulk
  4. Petal
  5. Honey
  6. Curly
  7. Good Lookin'
  8. Dumpling
  9. Tiger
  10. Sunshine

And for more words of affirmation for your guy, check out 40 Cute Things to Say To Your Boyfriend Every Day.

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