Looking for a name to call your boyfriend?
Start with his real name—that’s what most people call him. If he’s called John, try John. Or if he’s called Hank, try Hank.
No, but seriously, if you’re trying to think of a cute name or a pet name for your boyfriend, that’s pretty natural—around 87% of non-single Americans use pet names for their partners.
In this article, we’ve brought you lots of great names to call your boyfriend, with romantic names, funny names, charming names, flirty names, and plenty more. Later in this article, we’ve even included some ways to conjure up your very own nicknames for your boyfriend.
But first, here are some simple examples…
- Names to Call Your Boyfriend—Lots of Great Examples
- Ways to Think of Names to Call Your Boyfriend
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Names to Call Your Boyfriend—Lots of Great Examples
Here are some great example names you can call your boyfriend. We’ve included standard names (for those seeking something simple), cute names, romantic names, funny names, charming names, flirty names, casual names, and more.
Standard Names to Call Your Boyfriend
Looking for a pretty straightforward nickname for your boyfriend? Try something like honey, babe, bae, baby, boo, or sweety. These ones are old classics, and many people use them for their boyfriends.
Cute Names to Call Your Boyfriend
If you’re a pair of cutie-pies and you love sharing intimate chats, and heartfelt moments, you might want to call your boyfriend something cute. Cute names you can call your boyfriend include:
- Poochy Bear
- Cutie Pie
- Honey Bun
- Cute Stuff
- Love Bug
- Baby Face
- Teddy Bear
- Jelly Bean
- Good Looking
Romantic Names to Call Your Boyfriend
If you and your boyfriend are hugely romantic and like to keep things heartfelt and classy, here are some names you might want to call your boyfriend:
- My Man
- My Boy
- My Love
- One and Only
- Special One
Funny Names to Call Your Boyfriend
If you’re not a romantic, cutesy person, you probably won’t want to use romantic, cutesy names for your boyfriend. If you and your boyfriend don’t take yourselves or your lives too seriously, consider some funny names instead. Some good funny names for your boyfriend include:
- Hotty Hotterson
- Cutey Cuterson
- Ploppy Plops
- Hot Shot
- Monkey Man
- Professor Underpants
If you want to really come out of left-field, you can go for something much more ridiculous and random instead. Hey, it’s your nickname for your boyfriend, who cares? Weird ones can include:
- Poo Poo Head
- Omelet Drops
- Jimmy Grimbles
- Billy Muckslice
- Sexy Tennis
- Harold The Unsettler
- Greasy Mike
See, if you go funny, you can do whatever you want—the best bit is it doesn’t even have to make sense. You could even use a random nickname generator to come up with something weird and wacky.
Charming Names to Call Your Boyfriend
If you’re both a little classy, you might want to find some charming names to call your boyfriend. Some good examples include:
- Mister Handsome
- Other Half
Flirty Names to Call Your Boyfriend
If you and your boyfriend like flirting with each other, and you’re always giving each other the eye, you might want to give him a flirty nickname. Some good ideas are:
- Sex Bomb
- Sex God
- Love Guns
- Lover Boy
- Sex Toy
- Boy Toy
- Baby Cakes
- Hot Stuff
Casual Names to Call Your Boyfriend
If you guys are super relaxed, a casual, laid-back name might be best. It’s funny, it’s light-hearted, and it gives you a nice pet name without being too cutesy or sincere. Some casual names you could call your boyfriend include:
Ways to Think of Names to Call Your Boyfriend
All of the above are great ideas—but maybe you want to come up with something a little more special, bespoke, and personal. If that’s the case, we’ve got the inspiration for you—here are a few great ways to think of names to call your boyfriend.
Use His Actual Name
Try shortening or adapting his actual name. It’s what people actually call him, so it’s a good place to start. You could call him by his surname, a shortening of his surname, a shortening of his forename, his initials, or even just his first initial.
Brainstorm Celebrity Couples
Do you have a favorite celebrity couple? Or is there a certain celebrity couple you think of when you hear the words ‘celebrity couple?’ Maybe you could call your boyfriend by the name of the male half of that couple, and he could call you by the name of the female half. Famous celebrity couples (past and present) include Jay-Z and Beyoncé, Brad and Angelina, Bonnie and Clyde, Barack Obama and Michelle Obama, and Henry VIII and… well, any of those six women he married.
If you like the idea of using some celebrity couples to pick a pet name, here’s even more inspiration.
Consider Your Boyfriend’s Favorite Things
What are his favorite TV shows? What are his favorite books? His favorite music? His favorite character from a TV show? His favorite celebrity? Have a big old brainstorm about your boyfriend’s favorite things, and you might stumble upon some handy inspiration.
What stuff have you done together? Have you visited a special place? Had a special vacation? What did you do on your first date? What hobbies do you share? Is there a certain board game you like to play together? Is there a band you both like? Or a certain actor you both like? Could you refer to your boyfriend by the name of a famous athlete who plays a sport that the pair of you like to play together? Any of these can be great sources of inspiration for a nickname!
Reflect on His Childhood Memories
Do you know anything about your boyfriend’s childhood? Or childhood memories? Do you know anything significant that happened when he was young? Can you think of a funny story from his past?
Think About What You Do In the Bedroom
Do you have any specific bedroom habits? Is there anything specifically kinky you guys get up to? Maybe you could take something sexual and turn it into a nickname. That way, you’re referencing your bedroom fun without anyone knowing about it.
Speak to His Friends and Family
Maybe your boyfriend’s friends and family already have a nickname for him. Maybe his parents nearly gave him a different name at birth before they settled upon his current name. Maybe he had a nickname growing up. Maybe there’s a funny story you don’t already know about your boyfriend. That could be your method of discovering a nickname he already has and likes.
Come Up With a Pun
Can you think of any clever wordplay around your boyfriend’s name? Both his first name and last name are fair game, so you could riff anything based on either of those. You could think of a pun related to something he likes, or an insult, or just some dumb rhyme.
Use a Different Language
Do you speak any other languages? Does he? Is one of you from a different country? Is your family from a different country? Maybe some of that applies, maybe none of it does, but you could take the word ‘boyfriend,’ translate it into another language, and use that word as your name for your boyfriend.
Don’t Force It
If none of the above has helped, just give up and wait for a name to come to you. Most pet names come accidentally, so don’t sweat it, you eager beaver. After enough time, you’ll accidentally stumble upon a pet name for your boyfriend, so if you can’t find one for now, don’t worry about it—you will eventually!
Hopefully, that’s all helped you to find (or work out how you can find) a pet name for your boyfriend. Before you know it, he’ll be cringing at whatever you’ve chosen, and you’ll have a brand-new nickname to endear and irritate him with. And it might even inspire him to choose a pet name for you!
Have a brainstorm, pick one from the list, or do whatever you need to do—but hopefully, we’ve helped. And if we haven’t, and you still can’t think of a name for your boyfriend, well, at least he already has one.