nicknames

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    You Won’t Be Questioning Anyone After Your Voicebox Is Removed

    Yesterday we all learned a valuable lesson about what happens when you address Steven A. Cohen as “Stevie” in the presence of his outside counsel, Martin Klotz, as evidenced by a recently unsealed deposition (you get one warning and then you end up in the trunk of a 1987 Cadillac Sedan De Ville, is what). […]

    / Dec 14, 2011 at 3:21 PM
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    SAC Capital Lawyer Martin Klotz Showed Enormous Restraint In Not Dealing With This Guy By Driving Him Out To The Pine Barrens

    Quick story or not so much a story but a pet peeve I’ve never gotten off my chest: I hate when people use the nickname “Stevie” when referring to hedge fund manager Steve Cohen. It’s like nails on a chalkboard when anyone says it but particularly when deployed by total strangers creating false intimacy with […]

    / Dec 13, 2011 at 5:42 PM
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    Brian Moynihan’s Employees Would Like Him To Speak Clearly And Enunciate When He’s Discussing BAC Being In The Toilet

    Moynihan has admirers who praise his herculean work ethic and intelligence. Charismatic he is not. Moynihan displays little if any humor in public and swallows many of his words. His out-of-earshot nickname within the bank, according to several employees, is “the Mumbler.” Asked for a self-evaluation during the Aug. 10 conference call, he said: “I […]

    / Sep 9, 2011 at 9:48 AM
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    Mandy Drury Needs Your Help

    [via MandyCNBC]

    / Aug 5, 2011 at 4:50 PM
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    Never Call James Gorman ‘Jim,’ Or The Real Reason Morgan Stanley’s In The Toilet, According To Charlie Gasparino

    For those of you who were unaware, Morgan Stanley CEO James Gorman has one hard and fast rule, which is simply this: he will cut a bitch who refers to or calls him anything other than James. As in no Jim, no Jimbo, no Big J, no Jimmy, no Uncle Jim, no Jimmy Crack Corn, […]

    / Feb 3, 2011 at 4:20 PM
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    Ken Lewis Kind Of Sucks At Nicknaming People

    Would’ve thought this would be an area he’d excel, but no. This was the best he could come up with.

    / Jul 6, 2010 at 10:12 AM
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    John Carney Needs Help

    My dear friend and former colleague John Carney will be joining CNBC.com as a “senior editor” in the coming weeks and will also be “appearing regularly on CNBC’s Business Day programming.” Over the last few years John has been on the network as guest commentator but now that he’s an official member of the team, […]

    / May 12, 2010 at 2:22 PM
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    Fabrice Tourre Denies Fabulousness In Quest To Get Laid

    Many of you have likely done things you should be embarrassed about in the name of getting laid. Given. For the most part, though, that embarrassment (and second hand embarrassment) remains contained to a relatively small group of people. Your friends, onlookers at the bar, cab drivers and so on and so forth. It’s likely […]

    / Apr 26, 2010 at 2:28 PM
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    Just Putting It Out There: “CNBC Asia’s Amanda Drury To Join The Network’s US Team As An Anchor”

    The Druries will make their debut co-anchoring The Call while Melissa Francis is on maternity leave. “Amanda is one of the smartest and most talented business news anchors anywhere in the world and we are very excited that she is joining our U.S. team,” said Jeremy Pink, SVP Business News, CNBC. No doubt but we’ve […]

    / Apr 26, 2010 at 11:36 AM
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    Maria Bartiromo Needs A New Nickname

    Just a little FYI for those of you not in the know re: Maria Bartiromo’s likes and dislikes: the CNBC anchor does not like the Money Honey moniker. Why? Because she’s a serious business journalist and it demeans her work.

    / Mar 29, 2010 at 9:45 AM
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    Nouriel Roubini Settles On New Nickname

    Much has been written about Nouriel Roubini’s quest for a new nickname. Sadly, despite a great job by the Dealbreaker commentariat in finding a new moniker, Roubini has decided to go with one suggested by CNBC. Roubini the Realist, because “I’ve always said that I’m Dr. Realist rather than Dr. Doom; it’s important to be […]

    / Feb 4, 2010 at 11:45 AM
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    Nouriel Roubini Has Friends in DB Readers

    As we previously wrote, Nouriel Roubini’s had enough with the Dr. Doom nickname. CNBC polled its audience and came up with some names. We also asked you to help him find a new name, and we have to say, you guys came with way better ones. Roubi-boy’s got friends in you. Both results below.

    / Feb 3, 2010 at 1:34 PM
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    Roubini Needs You to Find Him a New Name

    Nouriel Roubini is not happy with his Dr. Doom nickname anymore. It’s getting old, it’s not funny anymore and it just plain sucks. He doesn’t want to go down in history with such a horrible moniker, and what with his glam life and vagina walls- it just doesn’t match.

    / Jan 29, 2010 at 10:28 AM
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    Today’s News Not All Bad For Zvi Goffer

    Yes, he’s been accused of being the ringleader of the latest alleged insider trading scam, and could conceivably go to prison, but on the bright side a) he’s been recognized as a leader in the field and b) for his achievements, been given a pretty great nickname: SEC says it has caught “Octopussy.” SEC enforcement […]

    / Nov 5, 2009 at 12:53 PM
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    Deeply Sensitive Dick Fuld Did Not Like Being Called “The Gorilla”

    You would think that a guy who once put someone in a chokehold during a boardroom meeting, told a trader who asked him a question he didn’t like, “I ought to break your legs for that,” got into physical altercations with other parents at his son’s hockey games, ate without utensils, and threatened to smash […]

    / Nov 3, 2009 at 9:32 AM

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