As Valentine’s day is approaching I thought about listing the most popular names that Italians use between lovers (and in same cases between close friends). The listing is accompained with the literal English translation, however all of the followings might sound in English like darling, sweetheart, honey and the likes.
Tesoro (and the abbreviation tesò) : treasure
Caro/a : dear
Cucciolotto /a : little puppy
Pasticcino : small cake
Amore (and the abbreviation amò) : love
Amoruccio : little cute love
Gioia : joy
Vita mia : life of mine
Piccolo/a : little
Stellina : little start
Ciccino : something little and puffy
Luce : light
Orsacchiotto/a : little bear
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