S.G. Browne

Name My Monkey Contest Winner

Over the past month, I received 118 suggested names for my monkey in the Name My Monkey Contest. I waited until the contest was over to check out the entries and had a tough time coming up with a winner. So thank you for making my job difficult.

There were more than a dozen entries that incorporated a monkey theme, including Chimply, Chimp Charlie, Mr. Monkeypants, Banana, Bananas, Bongo Bananahands, Sir Simian, Howler, Bonobo, Thelonious Monk(ey), and Chunky Banana Monkey (which played to my love of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream).

Some entries offered up full names, like Walter Lamar Booth and Charlie Buckhead, while a handful provided regal names like Princess Consuela Banana Ha-mach and Captain Reginald Carpaccio of Winchester that resonated with royalty.

Several entrants who are very secure with themselves suggested I name my monkey after them. Another thought I should name my monkey Jason Bateman (which played to my love of Arrested Development).

The majority of the names were of the Madonna or Prince variety—single names that needed no surname to complete them. Xavier, Maynard, Feldspar, Rasco, Rufus, Schroedinger, Calvin (which played to my love of Calvin & Hobbes), Mercutio, Barnaby, Grums, and Beppo, who is apparently Superman’s pet monkey. I had no idea Superman had a pet monkey. But if he did, his name would be Beppo.

Half a dozen people suggested the name Spank, Spankie, or Spanky, while another threw out Slappy, just in case spanking my monkey grew tedious. Three offered the names Lucky, Son of a Bastard, and Dirty Bastard (which played to my love of my new novel). And one entry suggested I name my monkey Balboa Browne (which played to my love of myself).

But after careful consideration and mulling and rolling the names around on my tongue and in my head, I finally settled on a winner: Reginald Muffintop the 3rd, suggested by Cassandra Rose.

Congratulations! You’ve won signed copies of all three of my novels, a copy of my eBook short story collection Shooting Monkeys in a Barrel, and a $50 gift card of your choice to Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or iTunes.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the contest and who took the time to come up with a name. I appreciate you playing along and helping to make the contest a success.

Oh, and just for the record, Reginald Muffintop the 3rd’s gangsta rapper name is Reggie M3.



  1. I cannot believe I didn’t win! Never mind that I don’t remember my suggestion.

    I hope Reggie loves his new name!

    Comment by Melanie — April 19, 2012 @ 8:14 am

  2. YAY! I’m so glad you picked Reginald Muffintop the 3rd!!! Thank you so much, I NEVER win anything so this is a giant shock.

    Thanks again!

    <3 Cassie

    Comment by Cassie-la — April 19, 2012 @ 8:22 am

  3. You’re welcome, Cassie. And thanks for submitting the winning name. And Melanie, yes, Reggie likes his name.

    Comment by admin — April 19, 2012 @ 8:27 am

  4. I technically got a shout out in this. I suggested Jason Bateman. This was a bittersweet loss.

    Comment by Andrew S. Lee — April 21, 2012 @ 10:11 am

  5. Thanks for appealing to my Arrested Development addiction. And I am a Jason Bateman fan.

    Comment by admin — April 22, 2012 @ 7:44 am

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  7. Monkey name: carmal

    Comment by makiyah — January 31, 2013 @ 1:58 pm

  8. Or maybe Jerry from Tom and jerry

    Comment by makiyah — January 31, 2013 @ 2:00 pm

  9. 3effusion

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