If you've ever accidentally bellowed 'snookums' across the supermarket aisles, only to see your embarrassed partner hiding behind the frozen peas, you're not alone. Almost half of us have a pet name for our partner - and aren't afraid to use it in public!
In fact 80 per cent of us are caught saying it out loud in public at least once a month, and 20 per cent of us on a daily basis, according to research from Cadbury Dairy Milk Joy Maker.
In general we're quite traditional, with 'honey', 'darling' and 'babe' remaining the firm favourites, although 10 per cent of us compare our partners to an animal including frogs, bears and...urm, a hornet!
Cadbury Dairy Milk Joy Maker reveals that nearly half (46%) of the UK population have pet names for their partner and it’s not just Valentine’s Day that makes us go romantically gaga, we do it all the time. Research showed that whether you’re a Snugglepuff or a Honey bunch, one things for sure, we Brits don’t mind saying it in public -with 80 per cent of us getting caught saying our pet name out loud at least once month!
- Do you have a name for your other half?