Everyone has a nickname or "pet name" for their significant other. Because, let's be honest: calling your significant other by the government name every time you want to address them feels a little harsh and impersonal.

That's why we have our cute little nicknames. I like to call my husband "love bug" because it feels cute and endearing. I'm not sure how much he loves it, but at least I'm not going with Michigan's most popular pet name...

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What is the most popular "pet name" we give to our significant others?

According to Crossword Solver, they scoured data like tweets from people in all 50 states to see what we're the most likely to call our significant other. They did skip a few oversaturated terms like "honey" and "babe", and cut to the real ones we use.

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The most popular pet name / nickname in America is... Cutie

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Nine states use the pet name "cutie" more than average. Those states are Arizona, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin.

Michigan's most popular pet name for our partner is...

Baby Daddy

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I guess this one leans more towards what we call our husbands, boyfriends and quite literal father of our children. We weren't alone though, it was the third most popular nickname that we also share with Georgia, Tennessee, Texas, and West Virginia. (Not the company I like to keep)

It feels a little demeaning, even if it's a tongue in cheek nickname, to call our husbands and partners our baby daddy... but hey, I guess it's at least literal unlike "honey" and "sweetie pie". So, there's that.

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