Nicknames Less Obnoxious & That He’ll Like Better Than “Bae”

It’s not all that hard to come up with a nickname better than BAE. It stands for “before anyone else,” which sounds pretty cute, but it’s an overused phrase. Most people are sick of saying it, let alone hearing it. That’s why you should start calling your man something else that he’ll like way better than BAE.

  1. Love. Everyone wishes they had a British accent. Even if you’re from someplace like Texas or Boston with a completely different speaking voice, you shouldn’t be afraid to steal British slang. Your boyfriend will find it bloody adorable.
  2. Boo Boo. Instead of calling him your big teddy bear, you can get the same point across by calling him Boo Boo (Yogi Bear’s best friend). Even if your boyfriend is a hairless little thing that resembles a dolphin more than a bear, the nickname can still work, because boo boo is similar to calling him your boo.
  3. Angel eyes. If his eyes are your favorite feature, then toss it into the nickname. Of course, if you like another part of his anatomy better, don’t be afraid to call him angel arms or angel ass. It sounds cute, no matter what body part you use.
  4. Super stud. We all remember when Sandy stepped on her cigarette on the end of Grease and said, “Tell me about it, stud.” She made the word sound sexy, which is hard to do with something that sounds so corny. That’s why you should purposely make the nickname more ridiculous by adding “super” to the front of it.
  5. My knight. Do you think of your man as your knight in shining armor? Then give him this nickname. It might sound silly, but think about how much fun it’ll be to say, “Goodnight, my knight” before you go to bed.
  6. My everything. This is simple, sweet, and straight to the point. Of course, it is a lie, because you have plenty of friends, family members, and hobbies that make your life worthwhile. But he doesn’t need to know that.
  7. Casanova. A casanova is a smooth talker that knows how to seduce a lady. If your man knows exactly what to say to get you to slip beneath the sheets, then call him by this nickname. It’ll be something for him to brag about.
  8. Cuddle fish. Sure, you could call him cuddle cakes or cuddle bug or cuddle kins. However, who doesn’t love a nice pun? Cuttle fish are a real creature that are pretty darn adorable, just like your boyfriend. Of course, they don’t like to cuddle as much as he does.
  9. Mr. Right. When you’re in a good mood, you can call him this, because he’s the right guy for you. When you’re annoyed with him, you can call him this, because he always thinks he’s right about everything. It works for any occasion.
  10. Prince Charming. If your boyfriend makes you feel like Cinderella at the ball, then let him know it by calling him Prince Charming. If you grew up wishing your life was a fairy tale, then this is the perfect way to make your dreams come to life.
Holly Riordan is a writer from Long Island, New York who has authored several science fiction and horror books. A graduate of Stony Brook University, she has spent nearly a decade writing for publications including Thought Catalog, Huffington Post, Teen Vogue, and more. You can find her on Instagram @hollyrio and Twitter @hollyyrio.