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Doom No More: Roubini's New Nickname Revealed

CNBC.com
Tuesday, 2 Feb 2010 | 6:52 PM ET

The votes are in.

At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, New York Univeristy Professor and economist Nouriel Roubini said he didn't much care for the nickname "Dr. Doom" anymore.

While he did predict the recent financial upheaval, he didn't want to be characterized as a permabear.

CNBC viewers and CNBC.com readers wrote in with their suggestions. After it was narrowed down to the most popular ones, and about 1,400 votes later, the results are:

  • Roubini the Realist (25%)
  • Sir Fretalot (24%)
  • Dr. Know (17%)
  • Dr. Real (17%)
  • Dr. Toldya (17%)

It was a close call. Other suggestions included Dr. Feelgood, Dr. Gnostic, Contrarian the Barbarian and Dr. Armageddon.

"Roubini the Realist" has a certain magician quality to it. But it remains to be seen if the economist formerly known as "Dr. Doom" takes this as his alter-ego.

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