Hello Buttercup! New survey finds most common pet names for significant others by state

Do you have a pet name for your significant other?
A new study out last week by Wordfinder.yourdictionary.com used search engine and Google ad data to map the most common slang terms by state, including what we call our sweethearts.
In Maine and Montana "Sweet Pea" was tops. In a dozen states, "Babe" prevailed.
Folks in Texas and Arkansas use "baby doll."
Californians fill themselves up with the word "buttercup."
New Jersey residents were most likely to use the word "gorgeous."
And in New York? "Gem" came out on top.