We were talking briefly about pet names in the lab; i.e. the cute and often sickening names you have for your partner, or indeed that your partner has for you. Consider this a survey: what pet names have you had for other people, and what names have been assigned to you? The more nauseating and embarrassing, the better. I’ll start, as always. For reasons which have become lost in the mists of time, I always called Fiona ‘Bug’, hence the title of her blog. She in turn had several names for me, including ‘Honey Monster’ for a while. Yeah, I know. For what it’s worth, I also knew a girl who called her hamster ‘Snugglepot’. I mean, jesus.