TV Couples' Pet Names: 'Fancy Face,' 'Sassenach,' 'Mr. Big,' 'Monkey,' 'Freckles' and More of Our Favorites

Best TV Couple Pet Names

What’s in a name? That which we call “Schmoopie” by any other name would smell as sweet. (That was what Shakespeare said, right?)

For decades, the pairings of fictional TV characters have given way to countless fan-created ‘ship names, with “Klaroline,” “Deckerstar” and “Bughead” among the many portmanteaus. But far less appreciated are the sweet and silly pet names that the characters in question call one another in their relationships — so allow us to give ’em a little love, won’t you?

In the list below, you’ll find 20-plus memorable monikers that couples from Days of Our Lives, How I Met Your Mother, Gilmore Girls, The Office and more series have favored throughout the years. Some pet names have become just as recognizable as the shows’ titles, like Sex and the City‘s “Mr. Big.” Others, like Stranger Things‘ “Dusty Bun” and “Suzie Poo,” are newer to the TV lexicon. And in the case of Seinfeld‘s “Schmoopie,” it’s clear that the romance doesn’t have to last forever for the pet name to be iconic.

So, whether you’re more of a “Sizzle Lips,” “Sweetness” or “Sassenach” at heart, keep scrolling to see all of our favorite TV pet names, then drop a comment with your own picks.