What pet names do you think Victor and Yuuri give each other?
My personal head-canon is that Victor calls Yuuri by nicknames often.
He mixes them up and never settles on just one. He calls Yuuri everything under the sun that’s sweet or romantic or just plain adorable. Traditional romantic nicknames like “sweetheart” or “my love” - or funny, cute ones like “my little katsudon.” It changes with the situation. If they’re cooking pancakes, then Yuuri is “my sweet little blinchik.” If they’re outside together on a pleasant day, then Yuuri’s nickname becomes “my sunshine.” Anything that makes Victor happy - that’s what he calls Yuuri.
“My Yuuri” is a particular favorite. My head-canon is that Yuuri likes it when Victor uses the word “my” before any nickname.
Yuuri, on the other hand, typically calls Victor by his first name.
I’ve always found it interesting that in the anime, he never calls him “Coach Victor” or “sensei” like we see him call Celestino and Minako. Yuuri has always made it clear to Victor that he wants him to always be himself. I also don’t think Yuuri would ever use the word “my” in front of a nickname, even though he likes it when Victor does it to him.
I think when Yuuri just calls him “Victor,” it’s his way of saying, “I don’t expect you to be anything other than who you are.” And to someone like Victor, who has always felt pressure to change himself for a difficult-to-please audience, having Yuuri love him for just being “Victor” is pretty damn amazing.
But I also think Victor really likes nicknames, so Yuuri does use them from time to time. Always in private. His nicknames for Victor are meant for his ears only. Yuuri will sometimes call him “Vitya” or “Vicchan,” but under the right circumstances, he’ll call Victor something really special.
Maybe something quiet whispered in his ear when they hug each other after a long day. Like “beautiful.”
And Victor just freaking melts.