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Subject: cute endearments...or not
Date Posted: 2/18/2008 9:16 PM ET
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I just finished a book where he kept calling her his little hedgehog.  Personally I don't think I would find that very flattering:-) 

Anyone else encounter some strange ones?

Date Posted: 2/18/2008 10:19 PM ET
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Wow, that's a strange one.  I don't think I'd like it either.  Did she have a weird haircut or something?  I haven't come across any unusual ones yet, but I just finished a book where the hero called the heroine Fancy Face, and I kept picturing Bo & Hope from Days of our Lives. 

Date Posted: 2/18/2008 10:50 PM ET
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I read one not too long ago, can't remember the name right off the top of my head but I know he kept calling her "puss". Kinda strange to me lol!

Date Posted: 2/19/2008 12:03 AM ET
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I think I read that "fancy face" one and I didn't like it either.  I read a couple bodice ripper historicals where the heroine was called "brat" by the much older hero.

I'm not crazy about the term "chit". I know this is an old-fashioned Brittish term but it's too close to "shit" to me. 

Date Posted: 2/19/2008 6:26 AM ET
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Here's one I find urky: "Peaches" - a boob reference (bleh).  Maybe this guy would like being called  Walnuts?

Date Posted: 2/19/2008 11:57 AM ET
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Hedgehog?  Oh what book was that?  I think I read that a long time ago. LOL

I read one recently where he called her "doll" all the time and it just sounded creepy more than anything romantic.

Sherri

Date Posted: 2/19/2008 12:01 PM ET
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it depends on the nickname and why it's given..one of the old bodice rippers I read he called  her'dovetail' and I hated that..something like how close they were gonna be together..gag...otherwise the story was pretty good!

Date Posted: 2/19/2008 12:56 PM ET
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Having NOT read a/the book where the heroine is called hedgehog . . . . my first assumption would be that the heroine is short and fat . . . . errrrrrrrr, plump.  :-)

 

Date Posted: 2/19/2008 1:09 PM ET
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I remmber a woman being called a hedgehog or something similar..think because she was prickly...

Date Posted: 2/19/2008 2:12 PM ET
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Oh, I never thought that it might be because she was prickly...she was quite headstrong.  It was Cherry Adair's On Thin Ice.

Doesn't Johanna Lindsey use puss a lot?  I seem to remember the Malorys using it, along with brat.

Walnuts, LOL, I can't recall coming across any male nicknames.  Hmm, now I'm going to pay attention and look.

Date Posted: 2/19/2008 9:02 PM ET
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we could make up our own male nicknames and send them to authors to use.  We have walnuts.  how about others, like:  pebbles (smaller than walnuts); all those guys who growl could be tiger.  others?  I'm about making my own self sick.

 

 

 

Date Posted: 2/19/2008 9:34 PM ET
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You guys have me rolling here.  My hubby... er, I mean Walnuts... keeps raising his eyebrows at me.

Date Posted: 2/20/2008 12:05 AM ET
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Also not fond of "Peaches."

I can't track down the book, but supposedly Elizabeth Lowell had a heroine nicknamed "Bitch Kitty." [boggle]

I think for my husband I will choose something a little more respectable than Walnuts... maybe "Whiskers."

Date Posted: 2/20/2008 6:28 PM ET
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I read one where the hero kept calling the heroine his "little falcon."  A little odd, I thought.  In another, he called her "hummingbird." 

Date Posted: 2/20/2008 10:37 PM ET
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Okay, she's pecking?  And humming???  Sounds like a man wrote it:P

Date Posted: 2/21/2008 7:49 AM ET
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I just finished one where the heroine's name is Cat, but the hero calls her "kitten" instead.  In context, it was actually very sweet.

Katrina

Date Posted: 2/21/2008 8:16 AM ET
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i don't like  'PUSS"...i think of a  whore...

i remeber Diana Palmer character Cash called his lady love 'GEORGIA FLY" and in context it was so perfect!

Date Posted: 2/21/2008 9:44 AM ET
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the falcon and hummingbirds were different books, actually.

Date Posted: 2/21/2008 11:13 AM ET
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I think I read the falcon one.  Did the hero keep falcons and take to "taming" his wife the same way he would tame his falcons?  Complete with jingling jesses? 

Well in light of my current marital circumstances, my DH's nickname would be The Jerk. 

Date Posted: 2/21/2008 3:17 PM ET
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No.  It was Untamed by Elizabeth Lowell.  I think the one you're thinking of was Beyond the Highland Mist.

Subject: You guys are so funny
Date Posted: 2/27/2008 8:40 AM ET
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Date Posted: 2/27/2008 3:56 PM ET
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Actually, he does the jesses in _Untamed_ too. She keeps wearing them throughout the series.