Whether you call your special friend "boo," "bae," or "boobae!" (yea, apparently, people say this), "pet names" between lovers have been around for ages. Right, Schmoopy? In fact, history's most famous men and women created some superb love monikers for their significant others, and many of these silly syllables have (for better or worse) been preserved through an ancient custom known as "letter writing."
For kicks, we delved deep into said letters of history's most beloved to identify the best "pet names" of the past. Hemingway, Napoleon, Beethoven, they are all here. And depending on how Cupid is treating you at the moment, you will either find this list nauseating or absolutely adorable.