When: 1840s Who said it: Honoré de Balzac to Countess Hanska Ok, so we kind of expect Balzac to come up with some great names considering his profession.
He refers to Polish countess, Ewelina Hanska, by a number of lovely phrases during the course of the 20 years that they exchanged letters.
When: 1830s Who said it: Jane Carlyle to Thomas Carlyle We wonder if Thomas Carlyle ever thought that he'd go down in history for his pet name.
His wife called him "Goody," which is really damn cute and probably made him the butt of a few fellow essayists' jokes.
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When: 1960s Who said it: Elvis Presley to Priscilla Presley Another guy who just loved baby talk, Elvis had special names for all his women.
So many, in fact, that it was difficult to pick just one for this list.It's both the title of a song that was popular during Picasso's time, and his pet name for one of his many female companions, Marcelle Humbert.When: Early 1900s Who said it: Katherine Mansfield to John Murry When the avant-garde writer Mansfield met the editor of an avant-garde literary magazine, it was a match made in hipster heaven.But after reading their early letters, it's easy to fall in love with this flapper princess; especially when she calls Scott "Goofo" as a term of endearment. He consistently calls Hadley "Poo" in their early correspondence, culminating in the pet name of the decade, "Wicky Poo." When: 1930s Who said it: Winston Churchill to wife Clementine We knew he was a man of words, but we did not know he was a man to borrow the lovey-dovey words of an American western folk ballad turned kids song. turns out where wife Clementine Churchill was concerned, Winston got a wee bit sappy.When: 1920s Who said it: Earnest Hemingway to wife-to-be Hadley This dude loved nicknames in general. When: 1940s Who said it: Jose Bartoli to Frida Kahlo Most have read the inspiring love letters between Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera.Somewhere in the course of their three-year relationship, she started calling Bob Dylan, "The Pig," but in a cute, "I love you" sort of way.