Happy Friday, Wormies! Today, I wanted to talk about unique romance nicknames! For those of you who don’t follow me on Facebook, Pierre and I have a unique nickname for each other. We call each other Boss (I know, it’s weird). This was from one of our inside jokes from waaay back when we first started hanging out together and it stuck. I don’t believe I’ve ever called Pierre by his real name often. It really sounds weird when I call him by his real name. It is also awkward since I can’t call my real work bosses at work boss. LOL
This brings me to my current post! Today is Pierre’s birthday, and to celebrate, I wanted to share my favorite unique nicknames in romance books! I think these nicknames are super special! I’m not trying to bask the usual nicknames like babe, baby, sweetheart, honey, or princess but these unique names are always my favorite to see!
Happy birthday, Boss!
You and no other, the heart conquers all.
CASPER – RULE BY JAY CROWNOVER
Jay Crownover is perhaps one of the writers that use a lot of unique nicknames in her books. One of my favorites is Casper from Jay Crownover’s book Rule. Rule calls the heroine Shaw. Casper because when he first saw her she was super pale with white hair. And the name stuck. I personally LOVE this nickname because it’s a secret nickname shared by the two main characters.
GOOSE – GETAWAY GIRL BY TESSA BAILEY
I can’t recommend Getaway Girl enough! Not only because of the book, but because of the unique nickname – Goose! This nickname is from the Grey Goose vodka that Addison hands Elijah when he hops into her car when he gets stood up at his own wedding! I thought this nickname was cute!
Smalls – The Fifteenth Minute by Sarina Bowen
One of my favorite nicknames is when a hero uses a nickname that references a heroine’s diminutive size! Smalls is definitely one of those where DJ calls Lianne because she is petite!
Fun Size – Captivated by Tessa Bailey & Eve Dangerfield
Another cute (but mouthful) nickname that I absolutely adore is Fun Size and it does make sense because the hero is a gentle giant and the heroine is petite! This is the perfect pair! And of course, a cute nickname!
Wellsy – The Deal by Elle Kennedy
Wellsy is a play on Hannah’s last name Wells and Garrett gave it to her! I absolutely adore the nickname! Also, he started using this nickname even when they were still friends! Garrett was also trying to assert this “ownership” on Hannah even though Hannah wanted none of him!
Sunset – Score by Victoria Denault
This is another sweet nickname because Sunset reminded Jude of the sunsets when they would vacation in the summers when he met Zoey. Isn’t that sweet? Actually, Jude is an awesome big brother and I want him to be my big brother soooo badly!
Daredevil – All Lined Up by Cora Carmack
When Carson sees Dallas on a balcony he strikes up a conversation and was really surprised that she jumped off it! Hence, the nickname Daredevil! This is another nickname that I absolutely adore because it reminds them (and the reader) of the time when they first met!
I always like when characters give their significant other a cute nickname, but I haven’t seen it done very often. When I think of fictional characters and nicknames, I always just think of Sawyer from the TV show Lost, although it wasn’t much of a romantic thing, seen as he gave everyone nicknames. I always liked that he called Kate ‘Freckles’ though!
Great post! 🙂
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I know right? It’s really not done often. As much as the babe, sweetheart and other common nicknames are overly used, I still hope that authors include more unique nicknames, though!
I love this post. It’s so unique. I have read some of the books from your list and I absolutely adore Casper and Wellsey. I also like that Romeo calls Rimmel ‘Smalls’ in the #Hashtag series.
Yes! Casper and Wellsey are an awesome nickname!
Tanya @ Girl Plus Books says
Rule calling Shaw Casper was so cute. I loved that… and they way he continued to use it throughout the series. It was just so sweet. And Carson’s nickname for Dallas always made me smile. I loved those two as a couple.
Happy birthday to Pierre!
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Right?! I thought that was adorable! 🙂
Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction says
I agree that these sort of fun nicknames are the best! I love it when they give you insight into the character or the relationship. 🙂
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Absolutely! It makes me really invested in their romance!