I am the Queen of endearments! I probably use endearments more than I use names. Ron is mostly baby, sometimes honey or sweetie/sweetie-pie. He calls me baby or love, sometimes honey. My kids and grandkids are variously sweetheart, sweetie, honey, though I use son for all my boys, and often my two grandsons as well. There is something about being older than most everyone else that makes me feel like it's OK to call people honey. I'm not saying it's right, just that as I've aged I've used generic endearments more and more, for people in the grocery store, the doctor's assistant, (I usually call my doctor Doc) customer service types, vendors...you name it. What about you?