Cute couple names such as "Boo" and "Bae" have gained a lot of popularity in recent years, but terms of endearment are nothing new. Couples have been making up sickeningly sweet names for one another since forever. In fact, there are some pretty great old-fashioned couple nicknames that we should bring back. These old-timey pet names are a great way to make your partner feel loved (or maybe mildly annoyed).
So what's in a nickname, after all? In general, these cutesy names tend to mean positive things for a relationship. In fact, couples who used terms of endearment with one another reported higher levels of relationship satisfaction, according to a study from Superdrug Online Doctor. As long as both partners are cool with the specific nicknames, then it does does appear to help with their bond. (That said, not everyone likes pet names, and that's OK too.)
So if you want to shower your partner in affection, look no further than some of the best romantic pet names of all time. It's a fun and playful way to keep your relationship interesting, and these types of names can really bond you as a couple. And if the names are far too embarrassing to repeat in public, well, that's even better. Read on to find the next name for your beloved.