Most guys are fine with being called babe.
It is quite common for a girlfriend and boyfriend to call each other that at some stage in their relationship.
The key here however is not to call this guy babe too soon in the relationship.
This is the mistake that some girls make when they have just gotten into a relationship with their boyfriend.
They believe that they can now open everything up and become overzealous and to some extent even overbearing.
This is what you must watch out for and avoid earlier on.
You have to be able to contain yourself and simply allow the relationship to develop in a natural way.
Now that you are his girlfriend, don’t become overly excited believing that you can call him whatever you want whenever you want and that you can just start making demands of him that you didn’t have before.
This is the danger that a lot of girls fall into.
This often leads to the new boyfriend becoming nervous and concerned.
He notices a change in your behavior now that you are his girlfriend and becomes worried that you have taken things too far too soon.
You have to be able to contain yourself and be aware of when you may be getting carried away.
Making immediate assumptions of what he should do with his time or do with you is a big negative.
You have to allow the relationship to ease into whatever it is going to become without forcing the issue.
When you are calm and levelheaded enough to do this, it will be much easier for you to call him babe when it just feels natural.
You wouldn’t be forcing the word simply because you are now his girlfriend and you are using “girlfriend” privileges.
You wouldn’t be calling him babe because you are trying to lay claim to him and ensure that both he and everyone else knows that he is your guy.
There is no need to do this and it will only make him hesitant about getting into this new relationship with you.
Simply go about your relationship and enjoy each other.
At some point, you will use the word babe in a natural way and he wouldn’t think it awkward at all.
He may call you the same soon after or come up with another word to call you from time to time.
This is how he shows you that he has reached a level of comfort with you.
Guys would rather be called by their given names or known nicknames at first.
Once you get deeper into the relationship, a guy would be fine with you calling him whatever you deem fits him.
You could call him something that has to do with a quality or feature that he has that you consider endearing.
He may have a dimple that you really like.
You could give that dimple a name and start calling him that name from time to time.
You may love his blue eyes and start calling him “blue” from time to time.
As long as you are being endearing, a guy would be fine with whatever word you choose to call him once your relationship has reached that level of comfort and ease.