There are names I just can't call anyone but you. And there are names I call many people who I like a little, or a lot.

Sometimes I'm surprised at which names fall into which category.

You are my Beloved, and my Lover, and My Love. No one else can have those names. And that's... standard and unsurprising.

But you're also Pet. And Sweetie. No one else is.

Anyone I care about can be Love. Or Hon. Or even Darling.

But only you are Darlin'. Or, occasionally, Honey.

If not for a bad memory, I'd call you Dearling. But since I can't, the word doesn't get used at all. Damn you Lisa.

Why are sweet names so important?

They are.

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