Derek was given the nickname Dr. McDreamy

"Mc" Labeling is the trend on Grey's Anatomy where one adds "Mc" to words or sentences. Most commonly used are McDreamy and McSteamy.

Season 1[edit | edit source]

  • McBurney: The first of the trend used by another intern to describe the patient that George is performing on. (McBurney's Point is, however, an established medical term.) ("A Hard Day's Night")

Season 2[edit | edit source]

  • McDouchey - Cristina describing Derek Shepherd for not allowing her to scrub in on his surgery. ("Tell Me Sweet Little Lies")
  • McSexy - A suggestion for a nickname for Mark Sloan when he first arrived to Seattle Grace by Meredith. ("Yesterday")
  • McYummy - Another suggestion for a nickname for Mark Sloan by Izzie. ("Yesterday")
  • McSteamy - The nickname that Izzie, Meredith and Cristina agreed for Mark Sloan. ("Yesterday")
  • McVomit - The term for George's disgust of the new nickname for Mark Sloan. ("Yesterday")
  • McHot - Used by Alex Karev to describe Addison Montgomery-Shepherd. ("Yesterday")
  • McYeah - George's assertion with the term used to describe Addison. ("Yesterday")
  • McDreamy - In this case, Izzie uses this nickname to describe George being the center of Callie's attraction. ("The Name of the Game")

Season 3[edit | edit source]

  • McGuilty - What Cristina calls Derek following his extramarital sex with Meredith at the prom that is being hosted in the hospital. ("Time Has Come Today")
  • McBaby - What Cristina calls Meredith’s suspected pregnancy. ("What I Am")


  • McNasty - George describing what Derek had allegedly done with the woman in his trailer. Unbeknownst to them, the woman was Derek's sister, Nancy. ("Let the Angels Commit")
  • McBastard - George labelling Derek, assuming that he was having sexual intercourse with the woman in his trailer. ("Let the Angels Commit")
  • McBitchy - Izzie refers to Derek's sister, Nancy, after she insinuates that Meredith is the reason for the Shepherds' divorce. ("Let the Angels Commit") 

Season 4[edit | edit source]

  • McRebound - The nickname given to Rose by Addison after learning that she was dating Derek. ("Piece of My Heart")

Season 6[edit | edit source]

Season 8[edit | edit source]

  • McDreary - The nickname for alternate reality Derek. ("If/Then")

Season 10[edit | edit source]

  • McDreamys - Callie tells Owen that she's rebounded to the McDreamys. ("I Bet It Stung")

Season 16[edit | edit source]

Notes and Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The first time we heard McSteamy was from Tyler Christian when he passed on a message from Joe to Meredith that Derek was looking for her (mixing up dreamy with steamy).

See Also[edit | edit source]

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