Admit it, you’ve thought about what your darts player nickname would be. I think I’d go for ‘Spaceman’. Sam ‘Spaceman’ Brown. A bit left-field, it would keep my opponent on his toes – not to mention the fact that my darts playing ability would be ‘out of this world’. This is, of course, in the realm of fantasy, as anyone who has ever played darts with me would readily tell you, but in honour of the PDC World Darts Championships, which we’ll all be tuning into over the festive period, we’ve looked at some of the best darts player nicknames of all time.
Andy Smith - 'The Pie Man'
Now I’ve never met Andy Smith, but I believe I have sufficient evidence to suggest he likes pies. Great work, mate.
Brendan Dolan - 'History Maker (8/10/11)'
Dolan became the first man to hit a televised nine-darter with the double-start rule. He immortalised the moment in his nickname, by shoving the date in there alongside ‘History Maker’. It’s a power move.
Christian Perez - 'Ian'
I’ll still be laughing at this when you read it, probably. Another important thing to note is that Ian here walks on to the song ‘Give me Everything’ by Pitbull and Ne-Yo, the song where the pooch-named rapper rhymes ‘Kodak’ with ‘Kodak’. Lot going on here.
Daryl Gurney - 'SuperChin'
The Northern Irishman’s nickname should be fairly self-explanatory.
Dennis Harbour - 'The Harbour Master'
Again, self-explanatory, and a little too obvious for my liking.
Diogo Portela - 'Braziliant'
The pun is a strong addition to our list of nicknames. The Rio de Janeiro-born man is now living in Surrey. I imagine the experiences are somewhat similar.
Jamie Harvey - 'Bravedart'
Harvey wins points here for picking a name which would be at home as a ‘Darts Fantasy Premier League team name’, if such a thing existed.
Jim Williams - 'The Quiff'
Any nickname drawn from the volume of a man’s hair is always going to do well in my book.
Jonny Clayton - 'The Ferret'
Feel like our Jonny drew the short straw here! Not sure why you’d want to be likened to a ferret but such is life.
Mark Frost - 'Frosty the Throw Man'
Oh, this one is very good, it’s very good indeed!
Morihiro Hashimoto - 'The Ogre'
Hashimoto could be in for a lengthy legal battle with Shrek over this nickname.
Osmann Kijamet - 'Mane'
Clearly a nickname born from his love of Liverpool and Senegal winger Sadio Mane.
Ritchie Davis - 'Lamp Chop'
More food-based nicknames, please.
Scott Waites - 'Scotty 2 Hotty'
I think I knew someone who used ‘Scotty 2 Hotty’ as an un-ironic MSN messenger screen name back in the day.
Steve Beaton - 'Bronzed Adonis'
Ah, and my MSN screen name!
Willy van de Wiel - 'Free Willy'
Alright, that’s quite enough of this.