I don’t know how I feel about the word fiance. I mean, I love it because it means she finally popped the question! But when I refer to her in conversation I catch myself still using the term “girlfriend” because “fiance” gets stuck in my throat. I don’t know, I almost feel as if it’s a bit uppety for me. As if I’m throwing it in people’s faces and that I should drop my voice 2 octaves and draw the word out with a dramatic, fake French accent.
I love the word for what it means and what it stands for. But I hate saying it in conversation. “Oh my fiance and I are watching a movie.” With such a fancy word, I feel like we should be doing more then the mundane. Like sailing or having a seven course meal served to us on silver platters.
The term “girlfriend” just isn’t right anymore either. She’s so much more then that. I already feel married to her. We are much more of a “wife” to one another then a girlfriend. I love that word “wife.”
But she’s more like a “hubby” then a “wifey.” We’ve already had this discussion and it was obvious before but now we’ve settled it. I’m the wifey and she’s the …. hubby? No …. she’s not a man and she doesn’t like being referred to in any masculine way. But I just can’t call her wifey either. That’s way too femme for her.
What should I call her? We’ve outgrown the girlfriend phase. I have a problem saying the word fiance without accidentally using a fake accent. She’s already declared that I am the wifey, not her. She refuses to let me call her hubby ……..
….wait a second …. I’ve got it! Lubby!!!!!
Lubby for lesbian hubby. Get it?
When I announced her new title, she smiled. She liked it, it made sense, it fit her. It wasn’t very orthodox but we threw orthodox out of the window with the whole lesbian wedding thing.
She liked being called Lubby so much, she christened me Lifey. Our version of lesbian wifey. But I like it because Lifey sounds like I’m her life Which she admits was a pleasant double meaning to my new nickname.
So there you have it, I don’t call her my fiance, I call her Lubby.
But in public ….. well …. I don’t know? I already feel married to her and straights just wouldn’t get Lubby. Maybe I just need to work on my French accent.