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Jun 30 2014 7:10am

What’s the Most Memorable Nickname in Romance?

“I mean to make ye call me ‘Master,’ Sassenach.” His soft voice was a threat of revenge for the agonies of the last minutes. “I mean to make you mine.”

If you've read Diana Gabaldon's Outlander, the term “Sassenach” is forever in your memory. But Jamie Fraser's nickname for Claire isn't the only memorable one  in romance (although it might just be the most memorable).

What other nicknames do you remember from romance novels? And what romance novel nickname is the most memorable?

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Melanie Friedman
1. Melanie Friedman
Maddygirl from FLOWERS FROM THE STORM by Lauren Kinsale
Darlene Marshall
2. darlenemarshall
Oh, yeah, Maddygirl is a super nickname, and one that immediately brings the book to mind.
Laura Bracken
3. Night -owl
When I think of nicknames in books I always think of "Kitten". Bones endearingly calls Cat, Kitten(to her annoyance,at first) in the Night Huntress Series.
Melanie Friedman
4. Hannah D
Sixpence from Sarah MacLean's A Rogue by Any Other Name. The first time he calls her Sixpence again, I actually cried.
Melanie Friedman
5. Gabicarreras
Oh, I love "Sweet Pea" in Kristen Ashley's Mystery Man. When he calls her that nickname and she didn't get it is really funny
Jennifer Proffitt
6. JenniferProffitt
In Jennifer Skully's Drop Dead Gorgeous, the heroine has about ten thousand nicknames for our hero. T. Larry being among them--yeah, Larry is not a sexy name but it makes their interactions super cute and playful!
Nicole Leapheart
7. BoxyFrown
This is probably too easy, but I'm a perv so I have to say Horse from Joanna Wylde's Reapers MC series because reasons!
Jennifer Proffitt
8. JenniferProffitt
@BoxyFrown, really any of the nicknames from any M.C. romance: Muff, Ruger, Hunter, Tack, Picnic, Spike, Maverick, Saffron (girl biker)...Ace, Hawk...the list goes on in M.C.s!
Brianna
9. carmenlire
I first though of Seaweed Brain and Wise girl from the Percy Jackson series
Brianne Sherwood
10. bri_in_nj
Seaweed Brain is one of my favorites beacuse it started as an insult and then became a term of endearment
Melanie Friedman
11. Holly1972
One that had me laughing so hard I had to put the book down for a few minutes was "Sidalicious" from Teresa Gabelman's book The Protectors - Sid.
Melanie Friedman
12. KatieD
"Boots"

I just re-read Into The Wilderness by Sara Donati for while waiting for Outlander. Nathaniel calls Elizabeth Boots. She had some fancy footwear.
Melanie Friedman
13. Karen H near Tampa
Leo, short for "Lothaire Enemy of Old." It cracks me up every time since he's so bada$$ and every time I read his full name, it's like it's in capital letters with James Earl Jones speaking, but "Leo" is kind of disrespectful (in a very good way though because she does love him a lot).
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