A recent post by the lovely Bridget Whelan got me thinking….
Bridget’s post, A Twitter Confession referred back to a post she made last year on how she didn’t follow people who referred to their husbands as “The Hubster”. This recent post was a retraction of her original comments, and honestly Bridget, I didn’t take offence 🙂
You see, those of you who have been following this blog for a while will know that I always refer to my husband as The Hubster. The reason being that when I started this blog I needed something to use in place of “The Husband” because that, to me, sounds too formal, and that’s not how I talk. I always say that I am the same on my Blog and Facebook as I am in real life, so why use a reference that I wouldn’t normally use in my real life, unless I was putting on my posh voice 😉
So what other words used to describe husbands (and equally wives) have I seen/heard? These are the ones that came to mind:
Him/Her Indoors (usually pronounced ‘im or ‘er)
DH (Darling/Dear Husband or Designated Hitler)
LOML (Love Of My Life)
BF or GF (Boyfriend/Girlfriend)
The Moose (yes, seriously!)
And one of my favourites, used by Mills & Boon author Kate Walker The Babe Magnet *sniggers*
Don’t even get me started on the “pet names” I’ve heard people use in public for each other lol. In our house the closest thing to a pet name is “pickle” & “pumpkin” and both are used exclusively for the cats and dog 😉
I guess that I could just use his name, but, I don’t feel too comfortable with that, what with this blog being public. It’s not really my right to do that is it?
So Mr Thompson, if you’re reading this, how would you prefer to be referred to?
And how do you refer to your partner (male or female) online? Any good ones I’m likely to steal to use in my fiction 😉