I have French Furniture Guy, Saved by the Bell, and most recently the Cowboy (because of his Texas roots).
Yes, I'm guilty of naming guys I've dated. My dating blog haunt, Single-ish, talks about this phenomenon today so I'm reminiscing with my friend (whose current "beau" I also nicknamed).
Why do I do it?
I find that guys are all named the same thing (Mike, Joe, John) so it is easy to get them mixed up... especially when telling stories to and commiserating with friends. So until names like Vern, Alfred, and Elmer come back, I'll stick to giving them nicknames based on what they do, what they look like, and my first impression of them. At least for the first few dates or so.
Cruel and impersonal? Nah. I think it is fun.
I just never want to know what someone called me...
Anyone else out there do it?