There are a lot of things I love about USA (Bush is not one of them) and of Italy. There are some I really don't tolerate. This way that Americans have of calling everyone sweetie, honey or my love is something I really hate. It is so impersonal. I can be the sweetie of multiple people and the same people can call sweetie a lot of other ones. What's the point!
I have a name and if you want to call me with a nickname, which is fine with me, chose something personal, something that is just mine, just for me. It is like in Italy with the word "amore". People call amore their partner, lover, kid(s), everyone in the family, sometimes best friends. So, if you have a dinner let's say with your family and you call someone amore, how can people know to whom do you actually address your sentence?
I like nicknames. I use them with the closest people of my life. But I have a personal, specific nickname for each of them. It has a meaning to me and it refers only to each of them. It can simply be their name shortened or it can be related to someone characteristic. But please, don't call me amore, sweetie, honey, my love. Why is it so difficult to understand that if you call multiple people "amore" then the word "amore" loses a lot of its meaning? it doesn't make you feel special anymore, or at least, it wouldn't make me feel special anymore.
8 years ago