I guess you're referring to those fetching diminutives, right?
What's wrong with gradations of intimacy?
The source. Always old women aka babcias. If you let them, they will smother and mother you to death, even after you tell them to cut that sh*it out.
As if that was not bad enough in private, these witches do it in front of your friends when you really are at your most sensitive trying to impress your buddies how manly you are. It can scar a boy for life. No, it's not about me, so stupid comments here.