I cannot remember what I was searching at Dictionary.com today but somehow I was distracted with the question just below the search box:
Tada! It is called...What's the technical term for couples who call each other names like honey bunny?
hypocorism [hahy-pok-uh-riz-uhm, hi-] – noun
- a pet name.
- the practice of using a pet name.
- the use of forms of speech imitative of baby talk, especially by an adult.
Bleghhh! That is confusing me with hypocrite!