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Burlap Rats

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Riverside, California, US

So, I think I am going to start dancing again. At least for a little while. With that comes the name conundrum. I'm thinking Calla Lily. Thoughts?

Oct 08 12 04:38 pm Link

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Paolo Diavolo

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Martinez, California, US

If you want my opinion pick something sexier.
If its going to be a flower name at least go with something more playful:
Daisy or Tulip.
Lily is ok, but you don't need to specify what type of lily. tongue

Really tho, stick to a simple name, don't make it complicated to remember.
Or too difficult to understand over loud music.

Showing your creativity is NOT key here.

Oct 08 12 04:41 pm Link

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hygvhgvkhy

Posts: 2092

Chicago, Illinois, US

Paolo Diavolo wrote:
If you want my opinion pick something sexier.
If its going to be a flower name at least go with something more playful
Daisy or Tulip.
Lily is ok, but you don't need to specify what type of lily. tongue

Really tho, stick to a simple name, don't make it complicated to remember.
Or too difficult to understand over loud music.

Showing your creativity is NOT key here.

She could always shorten it to Lily over loud music,

I like Calla Lily.

Oct 08 12 04:46 pm Link

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Koryn

Posts: 36719

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Most places I've worked, dancers have used really normal names -- Kim, Lisa, Tammy, Pam, whatever.

I've been: Eva, Alice, and Yvonne. Eva and Yvonne were considered pretty "stripperish" because they weren't easy, simple, common names.

I think the appeal of not having a name that is obviously a stage name is that, you want customers to relate to you, and feel like you're "down to earth." Once you start working with a name that sounds exotic, it immediately alienates you from your customer base. It actually puts some customers on the defensive.

Oct 08 12 04:47 pm Link

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Paolo Diavolo

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Martinez, California, US

Presley ONeil wrote:

She could always shorten it to Lily over loud music,

I like Calla Lily.

You're also a teenage girl, who I hope hasn't been to any strip clubs.
She could call herself "Gary" for all I care, as long as she can dance! Haha.
*makes it rain dollar bills*

Oct 08 12 04:49 pm Link

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Burlap Rats

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Riverside, California, US

ShivaKitty wrote:
Most places I've worked, dancers have used really normal names -- Kim, Lisa, Tammy, Pam, whatever.

I've been: Eva, Alice, and Yvonne. Eva and Yvonne were considered pretty "stripperish" because they weren't easy, simple, common names.

I think the appeal of not having a name that is obviously a stage name is that, you want customers to relate to you, and feel like you're "down to earth." Once you start working with a name that sounds exotic, it immediately alienates you from your customer base. It actually puts some customers on the defensive.

That's why I would just use Lily most of the time.

Oct 08 12 04:49 pm Link

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Burlap Rats

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Riverside, California, US

Paolo Diavolo wrote:

You're also a teenage girl, who I hope hasn't been to any strip clubs.
She could call herself "Gary" for all I care, as long as she can dance! Haha.
*makes it rain dollar bills*

lol

Oct 08 12 04:51 pm Link

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Paolo Diavolo

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Martinez, California, US

ShivaKitty wrote:
Most places I've worked, dancers have used really normal names -- Kim, Lisa, Tammy, Pam, whatever.

I've been: Eva, Alice, and Yvonne. Eva and Yvonne were considered pretty "stripperish" because they weren't easy, simple, common names.

I think the appeal of not having a name that is obviously a stage name is that, you want customers to relate to you, and feel like you're "down to earth." Once you start working with a name that sounds exotic, it immediately alienates you from your customer base. It actually puts some customers on the defensive.

True dat! My favorite dancer's stage name was "stacy" her real (legal, birth) name is Star.
Which was more exotic than her stage name.

EDIT: I think you should go with "Gary" not only is it memorable but its down to earth. wink

Oct 08 12 04:53 pm Link

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MesmerEyes Photography

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Tyler, Texas, US

Kayla is a good one. It's not used to often and is simple and easy to remember.

Oct 08 12 05:00 pm Link

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hygvhgvkhy

Posts: 2092

Chicago, Illinois, US

Paolo Diavolo wrote:

You're also a teenage girl, who I hope hasn't been to any strip clubs.
She could call herself "Gary" for all I care, as long as she can dance! Haha.
*makes it rain dollar bills*

Lmao I'm just sayin, theres nothing wrong with Calla Lily don't knock it if she likes it.

Oct 08 12 05:01 pm Link

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DougBPhoto

Posts: 38593

Portland, Oregon, US

I always pictured you as being kinda awkward.


For some reason, Jen as a name comes to mind.

Oct 08 12 05:01 pm Link

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Fleur du Mal

Posts: 1437

Derby, England, United Kingdom

How about Callie?  Close to Calla, and sounds real enough ...

Mine is Ray.  Different enough to stand out, simple enough to remember, and when they ask what my real name is (which they inevitably do) I just tell them Ray is short for Rachel and let them think that's the real one ...

Names that are too unique and exotic aren't too common where I work.  The customers never believe that's your real name anyway, and really obviously fake ones tend to put them off more than the normal ones

Oct 08 12 05:09 pm Link

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Vintagevista

Posts: 11050

Sun City, California, US

Leela - the gal pilot out of Futurama comes to mind.  I think it fits personally.

Oct 08 12 05:15 pm Link

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PhotographybyT

Posts: 7693

Monterey, California, US

Stripper names a through z:  tongue

Amber
Billie
Chase
Dakota
Emma
Francesca
Ginger
Holli
Idaho (okay... not so good! lol)  Iris
Jordan
Kammi
Laney
Miranda
Nicole
Odessa
Paisley
Quinzee
Reese
Samantha
Tori
Ursula
Vanessa
Willow
Xena
Yasmine
Zoey

Oct 08 12 05:17 pm Link

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Laura UnBound

Posts: 27372

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Never go with something the DJ can fuck up.

If you want Laura, they're gonna call you Lauren, Laurie, Lora, lorie, Layla,  for example.

Oct 08 12 05:32 pm Link

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Jason Haven

Posts: 38336

Washington, District of Columbia, US

Captain Sassypants.

Oct 08 12 06:18 pm Link

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P I X I E

Posts: 35327

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

PhotographybyT wrote:
Stripper names a through z:  tongue

Amber
Billie
Chase
Dakota
Emma
Francesca
Ginger
Holli
Idaho (okay... not so good! lol)  Iris
Jordan
Kammi
Laney
Miranda
Nicole
Odessa
Paisley
Quinzee
Reese
Samantha
Tori
Ursula
Vanessa
Willow
Xena
Yasmine
Zoey

If I were a stripper, I'd go as Ginger. Yep.

Oct 08 12 07:12 pm Link

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Little Queenie

Posts: 6213

Indio, California, US

DougBPhoto wrote:
I always pictured you as being kinda awkward.


For some reason, Jen as a name comes to mind.

Ding ding.

The fact that she can stand in 6 inch heels and swing around a pole is a sheer mystery since she can barely walk without nearly eating shit.

Oct 08 12 07:16 pm Link

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Henna N.

Posts: 3452

Brooklyn, New York, US

Georgia O'Keefe!

But thats probably too intellectual for most of the clients to get, haha.  But Georgia just by itself is kinda nice.

Oct 08 12 07:37 pm Link

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sdgillis

Posts: 2444

Portland, Oregon, US

I think Lasagna would be a good name.  Maybe because I'm hungry.

Oct 08 12 11:25 pm Link

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Star Child

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Nashville, Tennessee, US

Joe the Dancer

Oct 09 12 01:48 am Link

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R_Marquez

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San Francisco, California, US

McNekkid

Oct 09 12 02:00 am Link

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Fleur du Mal

Posts: 1437

Derby, England, United Kingdom

Little Queenie wrote:

Ding ding.

The fact that she can stand in 6 inch heels and swing around a pole is a sheer mystery since she can barely walk without nearly eating shit.

I'm very awkward, I'm clumsy as hell and making small talk with strangers is a challenge for me.  But I'm a damn good dancer despite all that

Oct 09 12 07:24 am Link

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Two Pears Studio

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Wilmington, Delaware, US

I think you should keep it normal unless you are feature dancing...

If your name is what they remember... you are doing it wrong!

Oct 09 12 07:47 am Link

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Sarah Robinson-Bird

Posts: 539

Sheffield, England, United Kingdom

Hi I'm Lizzie.

Well almost. It's my shortened middle name

Oct 09 12 08:35 am Link

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DougBPhoto

Posts: 38593

Portland, Oregon, US

sdgillis wrote:
I think Lasagna would be a good name.  Maybe because I'm hungry.

Mmmmm... I'm liking the sound of this one

Oct 09 12 09:36 am Link

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Burlap Rats

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Riverside, California, US

Vintagevista wrote:
Leela - the gal pilot out of Futurama comes to mind.  I think it fits personally.

I think this may be the winner.

Oct 09 12 11:04 am Link

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Burlap Rats

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Riverside, California, US

Star Child wrote:
Joe the Dancer

A close second.

Oct 09 12 11:04 am Link

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Burlap Rats

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Riverside, California, US

sdgillis wrote:
I think Lasagna would be a good name.  Maybe because I'm hungry.

Shoosh you. tongue

Oct 09 12 11:05 am Link

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Burlap Rats

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Riverside, California, US

Little Queenie wrote:

Ding ding.

The fact that she can stand in 6 inch heels and swing around a pole is a sheer mystery since she can barely walk without nearly eating shit.

It's a mystery to us all. Devin can't figure it out. Flats, I kill myself, heels, runs a marathon.

Oct 09 12 11:05 am Link

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Vintagevista

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Sun City, California, US

Vintagevista wrote:
Leela - the gal pilot out of Futurama comes to mind.  I think it fits personally.

Nimue Elaine wrote:
I think this may be the winner.

Winner??

*gleefully anticipates some sort of prize...*  borat

Oct 09 12 11:08 am Link

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Burlap Rats

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Riverside, California, US

Vintagevista wrote:

Vintagevista wrote:
Leela - the gal pilot out of Futurama comes to mind.  I think it fits personally.

Winner??

*gleefully anticipates some sort of prize...*  borat

You get a llama!

Oct 09 12 11:09 am Link

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Vintagevista

Posts: 11050

Sun City, California, US

Nimue Elaine wrote:

You get a llama!

Hey a prize is a prize..  Roadside Llama is a pretty cool prize.

Oct 09 12 11:25 am Link

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Eclectic Vision

Posts: 8215

Toledo, Ohio, US

Lily is what I named my camera so I totally endorse you stripping under that name.

borat

Oct 09 12 03:13 pm Link

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K Allende

Posts: 14172

Columbus, Ohio, US

I really liked the suggestion of Callie. It's cute and personable.

Oct 09 12 03:15 pm Link