my boyfriend (M21) keeps calling me (F18) bro, bruh or some version of that.
i know this sounds stupid but hear me out.
this is a very fresh relationship (1 1/2 months) and we are still getting to know each other and our quirks.
i actually didn’t have an issue with him calling me dude or bro before but it’s gotten to a point where it’s really turning me off.
i actually don’t mind bro, but he calls me broski, or broseph. i don’t mind it in casual conversation but he never uses any cute pet names for me, or even my name.
i joked with him saying he calls me that so much he must’ve forgotten my name, and he told me my name in his phone is broseph…
it’s gotten to the point where i’ll sleep with him and he will call me broski/broseph after and once during it. i have literally never been drier.
i’ve tried lightly mentioning this or asking if he has any cute names for me, to which he replies he can’t think of any. i don’t think i’ve ever heard him use my name, just bruh or broski.
i know this is how he speaks (he’s very articulate and intelligent but this is just his slang) and i don’t want to offend him by telling him that it rubs me the wrong way.
does anyone have experience with this? or know how to handle it without being rude?