It can be confusing when your girlfriend starts calling you by a different name.
Like, bro… or dude… or fella… “Hey man.”
It makes someone feel like they’re in the twilight zone.
Okay, maybe that’s a bit dramatic but it does throw off guys when their girlfriend starts calling them something different, especially if it is not the most traditional of male nicknames.
Why Is My Girlfriend Calling Me Bro?
Well, there are reasons why girls call each other’s boyfriends bro or dude.
Let’s take a look at some of the more common ones.
Modern Dating Means Modern Names
Think about how dating has changed over the years.
There are more people meeting online now, which means different terms of address have emerged.
It used to be “Hey cutie” or “baby.”
Now it’s “Hey girl” or “squad.”
And with greater cultural diversity, names are growing in variety as well.
So, there are more nicknames for girls to call their guy friends.
Your Girlfriend Is Just Comfortable With You
It might be that she’s just calling you a name because she knows it makes you comfortable.
She may have known you for so long that she feels like it is her turn to call you something different.
This happens with friends sometimes, where one person wants to see the other as more than just a friend and starts calling him by a different name.
She’s Just Trying To Relate
Maybe it’s because she doesn’t want you to see her like some fragile, delicate flower.
And if she calls you something that sounds more masculine or is used between men in general then maybe she feels like that will help the two of you relate better on a more equal level.
She’s Highlighting Your Masculinity
Another reason could be because she wants you to feel more masculine.
And what better way than to use a name that men use?
It’s like helping someone gain confidence and instilling pride in them by making them see how strong and manly they can be.
It Means Something Personal
A girl might be calling you a certain name because she wants to make the relationship more personal.
Maybe it’s your nickname from when you were kids or something that reminds her of another time in your life.
It’s a Special Nickname Just For The Two Of You
If you two have been together long enough for her to give you a special name, then it means something.
It’s like she’s giving you a gift that no one else can have or use.
She may call you that because she wants to strengthen the emotional connection between the two of you.
She Likes How It Sounds
Maybe your girlfriend likes how your nickname sounds when it comes from her mouth.
In fact, maybe she loves the way it sounds so much that she wants everyone to hear it.
So if you come up in a conversation with friends or family, she won’t switch gears and call you something else.
It’s Not Just A Nickname!
Well, not always anyway…
There are some girls who have legitimate feelings for their boyfriends so they call them names because of it.
They want to be close to him and show him how much he means to them, so calling him something different is just another way of showing that.
Maybe she’s the type of girlfriend who likes to call, text, or e-mail her boyfriend all day long.
So she takes on another name when they’re in public to save some time.
Sometimes It Doesn’t Have A Meaning At All!
A girl might not even think about why she’s calling you something different than what your friends or family know you by.
Maybe it’s just something that makes you feel comfortable or something that reminds her of you.
How To Get Your Girlfriend To Stop Calling You Bro
If you want your girlfriend to stop calling you by a certain name then there are some things that you can do.
Talk To Her About It
Be open and talk to her about it.
If you tell her how it makes you feel then she might take the hint.
But, if she really enjoys calling you something else then maybe there’s not much that can be done about it.
Give Her A Reason To Stop Calling You That Name
Maybe one way for your girlfriend to stop calling you a certain name is if she knows that there’s a good reason for it.
For example, maybe she calls you ‘Tree’ in front of your family because they don’t know what it means.
So when she says it around them, the only way to really describe it without giving too much detail would be to say ‘It’s just his nickname’.
Be Open About Your Feelings
If you want your girlfriend to stop calling you something, then maybe you should let her know how it makes you feel.
She might not realize the effect that it has on you because no one else in your life really knows what she calls you.
So if you want her to stop calling you something like “bro”, then try telling her.
What’s the worst that could happen?
Most likely she will understand where you’re coming from and change the way she addresses you.
But, if not, then it’s a name that you have to get used to because she probably won’t stop on her own accord.
There are lots of reasons why your girlfriend might call you bro, dude, or any other male nickname.
So next time she calls you something different than what everyone else knows you by, don’t worry about it too much.
She could have a good reason for it, but she might just want to call you something different.
So don’t stress yourself out about it – just let her be your “cool girlfriend” and say the name that makes you feel comfortable.