Pet names for a significant other develop as the relationship progresses.  Names such as "Honey" and "Dear" are pretty common among couples.  Pet names are not something to be randomly spat out, especially if it is a new relationship.  The wrong name can land you in the dog house.  Here are 20 pet names to avoid to ensure you don't end up spending Valentine's Day alone.

Now keep in mind that I am in no way, shape, or form a relationship expert.  I have committed many relationship mistakes that have landed me on the couch.  However; I do have my experience to reflect back on.  "Pet names" are a common way for couples to identify each other.  This list probably won't apply to all couples or relationships, but these are the 20 most hated pet names according to the women who participated in this study commissioned by  Avoiding these names might help you out in your endless goal to appease your significant other.

20 Most Hated Pet Names For Women:

  1.  Babe
  2.  Sweet Cheeks
  3.  Snookums
  4.  Baby doll
  5.  Baby girl
  6.  Muffin
  7.  Ducky
  8.  Baby cakes
  9.  Sexy pants
  10.  Pudding
  11.  Muffin
  12.  Angel pie
  13.  Pumpkin
  14.  Puppy
  15.  Sugar lips
  16.  Treacle
  17.  Baby
  18.  Pickle
  19.  Honeybun
  20.  Sugar pie

Bear in mind, this study was conducted in the U.K.  Names such as "treacle" and "pickle" are pretty uncommon in the U.S.  The others are pretty universal.  Like I said, not all these names are unacceptable to everyone, but many are no brainers when it comes to flattery.  Lucky for you I am including 20 acceptable pet names women don't seem to mind for you to use at your best discretion.

20 Acceptable Pet Names For Women:

  1. Gorgeous
  2. Beautiful
  3. Lovely
  4. Love
  5. Darling
  6. Honey
  7. Sexy
  8. Angel
  9. Dearest
  10. Precious
  11. Treasure
  12. Snowflake
  13. Blossom
  14. Sweetie Pie
  15. Sexy legs
  16. Lover
  17. Buttercup
  18. Flower
  19. Princess
  20. Sweetness

Hopefully this is helpful with the never ending, always difficult, task of saying the perfect thing to your sweetheart. Don't worry guys.  The shoe can be placed on the other foot.  Coming Soon: Pet Names Guys Hate To Be Called.

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