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We Need to Decide on a Nickname for Domonic Brown

May 31, 2013, 12:56 PM EDT

MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets

The final numbers are nearly in for Domonic Brown’s month of May, and boy are they sure pretty. He’s gone 31-105 with ten homers and 21 RBI for the month, finishing with a final slash line of .295/.295/.638. If you ignore that the first two numbers in that slash line are the same, meaning that he still hasn’t taken a walk for the whole month (one game away from becoming the first player to ever do so while hitting nine or more home runs in the same month), he’s had an absolutely star-making month, one that has vaunted him back into the hearts of the Philly Phaithful and might even get him mentioned for All-Star consideration if he keeps it up.

So, with all that in mind, I think it’s high time our new best hitter–and Dom certainly is that at this point, currently leading the team in runs, homers, RBIs, slugging and OPS–received a consensus nickname, don’t you? I’ll go over the likeliest candidates, give my opinion, and then you’ll let us know in the comments or wherever which you think we should go with. All goes well, we should have a new sobriquet to yell and/or tweet in celebration at the first of Dom’s several longballs tonight against the Brewers at CBP.

  • DomBro. Not the most creative choice, obviously–just doing the whole name-shortening thing that too often passes for legitimate nicknaming in sports today. But hey, it works, it kinda looks and sounds cool, and it’s like calling Dom our Bro, which he undoubtedly is and will be for some time to come.
  • The Domonator. I like this because not only does it get at the heart of Dom’s prowess over the rest of the MLB this month, but it also gets that second “o” in there, obviously the most singular detail of Brown’s first name, and something like an athlete trademark.
  • UPS. This one dates back a few years, to the old “What can Brown do for you?” UPS ad campaign that was unavoidable around the time of Dom’s major league debut three (geez, is this really his fourth year already??) years ago. Clever, but unlikely to age well, and those commercials never really didn’t suck in the first place.
  • Skinny Howard. Suggested by commenter “Nickname Time” (obviously) in a Dom article of mine from a couple days ago. I kinda like it since Dom’s raw power is clearly suggestive of a young Ryno, though in a sleeker model than Ryan’s more classic slugger heftiness. That said, weight and skin color aside, the physical pcomparisons do kinda end there. and regular Howard isn’t really even regular Howard anymore, so dunno.
  • Brownout. Like the electrical outage, because Dom’s power surge is so disruptive. Plus, “Brown + out” is a pretty good call for a Domonic Brown homer.

Anyway, that’s what I got. Personally, I think I prefer “The Domonator,,” but let us know your choice, or if you have way better ideas of your own.

  1. Marc - May 31, 2013 at 12:58 PM

    How about Trade Bait. Is that a good nickname?

  2. Kevin - May 31, 2013 at 12:59 PM

    I like DomBomb.

    • IlliniGlory - May 31, 2013 at 2:59 PM

      Dom Bomb Brown for the win.

  3. malonezo - May 31, 2013 at 1:00 PM

    Domonant Brown

  4. Ryan - May 31, 2013 at 1:01 PM

    Downtown Dom Brown

  5. Rose - May 31, 2013 at 1:02 PM

    Downtown Dom Brown

  6. Ryan - May 31, 2013 at 1:07 PM

    Bomb-onic Brown

  7. tom - May 31, 2013 at 1:08 PM

    the next piece

  8. Enrico Campitelli Jr. - May 31, 2013 at 1:09 PM

    I kinda don’t like any of the current nicknames for Dom. We need Charlie to christen him with one.

  9. Leglife - May 31, 2013 at 1:10 PM


  10. The Treasurer - May 31, 2013 at 1:19 PM

    Code Brown

  11. John - May 31, 2013 at 1:21 PM

    D Bo

  12. Joe - May 31, 2013 at 1:30 PM

    The Chronic

  13. tjnicolaides - May 31, 2013 at 1:30 PM

    • Nick - May 31, 2013 at 2:15 PM

      Domonic Beige

    • Hiccup - Jun 2, 2013 at 4:39 PM


  14. Dirk - May 31, 2013 at 1:35 PM

    Domo Arigato

  15. Tomm - May 31, 2013 at 1:54 PM

    It’s Downtown Dom Brown

  16. Slappy - May 31, 2013 at 2:02 PM

    It simply has to be Downtown Domonic Brown, or Downtown for short.

  17. Nickname Time - May 31, 2013 at 2:26 PM

    D-Bro or D Bo are way better than DomBro.

    Downtown Dominic Brown pretty good too.

    Also, I think he looks a lot like Howard.

    • david carasso - May 31, 2013 at 4:02 PM

      that’s racist.

  18. J - May 31, 2013 at 2:28 PM

    With a name like “Dom,” you don’t need any silly nicknames.

    • Scott - May 31, 2013 at 2:35 PM


  19. steve - May 31, 2013 at 2:43 PM


    b/c shit stain won’t fly

    little D could work too

    or maybe Tiny since he is rather tall

  20. Hextall454 - May 31, 2013 at 2:58 PM

    Johnny Domonic.

  21. James - May 31, 2013 at 3:56 PM

    Down town brown is my suggestion which is not on the list

  22. BobbySab - May 31, 2013 at 4:07 PM

    Dom the Bomb or Brown Bomber

  23. Feather Green - May 31, 2013 at 4:13 PM

    DBMX? Its long, but what if he were willing to make his at-bat song “Up In Here”?

  24. Chris - May 31, 2013 at 4:19 PM

    Wheelchair Dom Brown

    cause he never walks

  25. Sports Unlimited - May 31, 2013 at 5:01 PM

    Dhom Yorke


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