10 Names I Call My Husband: Nicknames for Husband

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I’ve been married to my husband John for almost 40 months. Having him as my husband is the best decision I ever made and we love each other more than any words can describe.

I can honestly say that John and I have never had a fight. We have never called each other a bad word or said anything nasty or hurtful. 

This doesn’t mean to say we haven’t hurt each other’s feelings and it doesn’t mean we agree on absolutely everything. We are both very opinionated people and often have different points of view.

We simply choose to overlook each other’s faults and weaknesses and find it easy to forgive one another….most of the time! That’s why having loving nicknames for husband is so important to our marriage.

Plus, we choose not to react in a nasty way or get offended by the things we do.

Here are 10 loving nicknames I call my husband!

Building a Loving Relationship Using Nicknames

Sometimes John is annoying and he gets on my nerves.

Other times I nag him and do his head in. When I’m really sick, I get whiney like a tired toddler.

We definitely have our moments but at the end of the day, we have a fabulous relationship, a relationship that I’m well and truly grateful for.

John and I tease each other like crazy.

I laugh at him for his forgetfulness and he comments when I have my “blonde moments”. It’s really good natured and we have a good laugh. I also keep pet names for my husband and use them quite often. There’s heaps of them and it’s sometimes really funny.

Nicknames I Call My Husband

With my husband’s permission, I am sharing the top 10 names I call my husband. Do you have nicknames for your husband? If not, read below to find out why you should and how you can start today. 


Well, this is his first name and the name I’ve always known him as.


Yep, his middle name is Mark and for the first 30 years of his life, he was called Mark. His parents always called him Mark as did his other family members.

I don’t quite understand why he started using his first name but we had a good laugh at our wedding — half the people calling him John and the other half calling him Mark!


I am sure I call John “Dad” more than I call him by his first name. Clearly, this is because he is the step-father of our daughter and she calls him Dad.

It has, however, become a natural habit calling him Dad when our child is at school and it cracks me up!

The Mighty Hubster

Yes, I do call him this especially when I need him to do a “stereotypical male” task haha! An example –he worked hard to lay our laminate or fit the carpet on the stairs and it seemed to fit perfectly. I usually say…the Mighty Hubster is at work.


John and I call each other honey an awful lot. In fact, we all call each other honey.

We even call our daughter honey and it can be confusing at times when I say, “Honey can you come here” as both Sylvia and John will come to see what I want. It can be quite funny at times.

More Loving Nicknames for Husband

Mr. Blister

In addition, I refer to my hubby as “Mr. Blister” when he has done something cheeky or forgot something a bit important.

Keep in mind, these names certainly depend on what mood I’m in or on what we are doing!


I generally refer to John as “my husband” when speaking with others. What names do you use when in friendly conversations? 

Mr. Pinky Ponk

Here’s another pet name I call John — “Mr Pinky Ponk”! It’s usually when I have a question for him. For example, I might say, “Where are you going, Mr Pinky Ponk?” or “What have you been up to Mr. Pinky Ponk?”. He gets a kick of it and rewarded with a smile.

Honestly, I have no idea where all these names come from — they just seem to have developed over time.


Sometimes I find myself calling John “Baby”. This is more an emotional thing and I might say this when he is upset and needs a hug, eg “come here baby”.

It really is quite strange that I have so many loving husband nicknames for John. I don’t even know how this happened. I didn’t wake up and say, I’m going to call you so and so today.

This simply occurred naturally over the months that we have lived together, 40 months with my best friend, 40 months, (that I’ve been unwell) but happier than any other time in my life.

Why Names Are Important

What endearing husband nicknames do you use? Try this — write all of the sweet names you call your husband and see how many you can come up with.

If you can’t come up with many, write up a fresh, brand new list of future spouse names and be intentional today. Start calling him adoring nicknames that are music to his ears! It will also put a huge smile on his face knowing that you love him and his quirks. 

Seriously, I guarantee you’ll enjoy the flood of wonderful memories as you write this game-changing list. You’ll remember all of the sweet scenes you’ve built over the years with your hubby.  It’s true, giving our husband nicknames actually nurtures and strengthens our bond while building our marriage relationship.

Plus, affectionately calling your husband pet names tells him AND the world “I love this guy”! There is no one I’d rather be with and I’m SO proud of him. And, it may just make his heart happy and your marriage bond will soar like never before. 

What loving husband nicknames are you going to use today? 

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About Angela Milnes

Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who has specialised in Preschool and Kindergarten teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and is passionate about kids crafts and having fun as a family. Angela has also taught cooking skills and loves to share both family recipes and easy instant pot recipes here on The Inspiration Edit. Follow her on Pinterest!

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  1. LOL mr pinky ponk! Brilliant! John, you are very good to give permission for this list. It was so fun to read. I’m so happy for you both, sharing such a supportive and loving relationship xx

    1. Thanks. I’ve had a few reviews and more serious posts, I needed to write something lighthearted and fun! ๐Ÿ™‚ Glad you enjoyed this Becky. Angela x

  2. LOL! My favorite has to be Mr. Pinky Ponk. Oh, the silly names our brains create! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I am so glad you have such a good relationship with John/Mark/the mighty hubster/etc. I usually call my husband “husband” when I talk to others, even those who know his name. On my blog, I don’t think I’ve ever referred to him by any other name. #thelist

  4. Lovely list. Its obvious how happy you are with John, he’s very lucky. And none of the names where offensive, was expecting at least a couple from days where he’s getting on your nerves ;)#TheList

  5. Wow so cute! Maybe you are still so loved up that you have so many names for him. I love Mr Pinky Ponk! I have been married 15 years and don’t think I’ve ever called him anything but his name lol

    1. Possibly! lol I’ve been through two negative relationships in the past..so this time around, I was incredibly picky about who I dated! Angela x

  6. Not sure where Mr. PinkyPonk comes from. For some reason I’ll text my wife and say “whats up chicka butt?” Not sure where chicka butt came from either. But we mostly refer to each other as Buddy which confuses people.
    Thanks for the list and the laugh.

  7. Before I met my wife I was Ali and now I am Al. I wouldn’t dare share the other names she calls me ๐Ÿ˜‰

  8. Bless him answering to all those! Mr Pinky Ponk has to be my favourite! Thanks so much for linking up to #TheList x

  9. It’s great how many names we have for our families isn’t it. My husband has a ‘real’ name that noone uses we all use his call name (which is a bigger thing in Holland – where his family is from). I call Boo by her nickname Boo most of the time, I think Boo is going to have lots of names too!

    1. Ha Ha.. I’ve always called my daughter Boo too! She’s always been Sylvy Boo. ๐Ÿ™‚ We have something else in common lol. Angela x

  10. I’m not the only one who has a million names for my other half, hurray! Haha. I love your list and love that they’re all mood dependent. My OH has a few sweary nicknames, especially if he’s being a nause. Does he answer to them all too?

    I call my little boy lots of nicknames too xx #bigfatlinky x

  11. Ahh, lovely post! Mr Pinky Ponk has to be my favourite though! I knew my husband as Smit for the first few years of our time together as that was what all his friends called him. I eventually started calling him James and now I call him Jimmy which his mother hates! Isn’t it funny how these things develop over time though xx

    1. It’s a strange phenomena. “Names”- Everyone has one and the way/method of this is so so different in different countries and cultures. Thanks for dropping by. Angela x

  12. I love this post. I have been married for just three months and have several names for mu husband, honey, the fella (when talking about him on twitter) Mr Abrahams when he does something I dont aprove of, Stu most of time and occasionally Stuart if im being posh

  13. Great fun post and I’ve got to say I have names I call my husband too “hubby” “hunny” “babe” are some of our favorites xx thank you for sharing

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