Pole "stage" name

 
Runemist34

Hey guys!

I was thinking about the fact that a lot of "sensual dance" classes encourage their ladies to choose new names, sort of a "stage name" that we can have fun with.

Even though I'm a writer, I generally have an awful time with names!  Especially ones for myself. What kinds of pole names could I possibly choose? There is a world of names, real and imagined, that I could use...and I get muddled with choices.

Some fun ideas that have been posed to me were things like...my first pet, and my Grandmother's maiden name. You know what I came out with? Dusty Hooker. [www.studioveena.com] kidding! Seriously, most of these ideas really don't work for me! Current pet and favourite food? Moe Pizza. [www.studioveena.com] to do with dessert is usually "chocolate" for me, and, well...I'm very...not chocolate. Sorry, I suppose I have a bias with that.

Anyways...do YOU guys have any fun names for dancing with? Even if you are not performing or anything, you could still come up with a name! Do you have any interesting/effective techniques for coming up with names? Is there something you look for in a good "Pole" name, rather than a normal one, or perhaps any other kind of stage name? 
Feb 15, 2011 from Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
HollySatine

I picked my name by combining the names of two movie characters I felt drawn to - Holly from Breakfast at Tiffany's (classy, endearing and free-spirited) and Satine from Moulin Rouge (spicy, seductive and tragic). 

...Or you can google "stripper names" but that tends to be less personal unless there's a name that really strikes you as fitting. 
Feb 15, 2011 from Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
miss v

Holly - I love that idea. Thanks! :)
Feb 15, 2011 from Los Angeles, California, United States
KikiGeneres

We always used your frist pet and the street you grew up on.  Everyone's always came out hilarious except mine.  Oddly enough I liked it and it is what I use!  I had a terrier named "Kiki" and I grew up on "Generes Ave."........... Hence, Kiki Generes!
Feb 16, 2011 from Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Charley

Charley is a combination of my first and last name but I need to come up with a last name now lol as Charley Pole isn't terribly believeable.

The first pet and street game - I love it - I'm "Frisky New York" using that method.
Feb 16, 2011 from Royal Oak, Michigan, United States
Jenn PoleLush

Charley, I always wondered where it came from!  Mine is ridiculous, as I am, and I would like to change it...Pole(becuz I like to Pole) and Lush..becuz I also like my alcobolic bevvies[www.studioveena.com] together, mind you!

The other method, street and pet name, would give me Sammy Sexton..which ain't bad (we lived on Sexton side road in Essex)...
Feb 16, 2011 from Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Charley

Sammy Sexton!  I love it!!!!!!

"because of my love of alcoholic bevvies" LOL - All I can think when I read that was "VODKA!"

I like Jenn Polelush but still often call you JennRN - like your name is JennRN, hahaha.
Feb 16, 2011 from Royal Oak, Michigan, United States
SashaMae
Ooh this is fun!! Hahaha mine would be Copper Willys. Sounds more like a sexy toy!

I like Holly Satines idea! Holly Golightly is one of my all time fav characters!!
As a writer, do you have a favorite book character? I'm sure you'll think of something...
Feb 16, 2011 from Ohio, United States
SugarPie301
Mine is Cutie Pie. I think it's fun to have stage names.
Feb 16, 2011 from United States
Jenn PoleLush

@Charley, yeah, you may hear me quivering and shreiking "VODKA"  on March 6...just sayin....lol
Feb 16, 2011 from Windsor, Ontario, Canada
katana

@cutiepie: you could spell it: QTπ !!!
Feb 16, 2011 from Los Angeles, California, United States
Kira aka Raven Kai

Everyone's name is so nice! haha I want to use Quinn as mine because I really like the character Harlequin from Batman but someone already had Harley and (at the time) I didn't know anyone that had Quinn. Then I found someone else had chosen it too, which isn't such a suprise, but I wanted something special haha. Others on my list were Sephira and Jasmine..

See I try to choose something related to stuff I really like - like I love birds(especially owls) and trawled through species names but nothing sounded much like a stage name haha. I've kind of given up finding a stage name but if you get it right it adds so much to your performance (I think).

Some cool stage names i've heard are Felix (duh), Roxy, Cleo, Chilli, Daisy, Rocket, Bunni, Ryder, Harley, Sapphire, Shimmy, Missy etc.etc. think you just go through words and find something that fits your personality!!
Feb 16, 2011 from Up North, England, United Kingdom
HollySatine

Ollie - if you like birds...have you thought about Robin?
Feb 16, 2011 from Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
Runemist34

Kiki: My name, if we went with first pet and first street I lived on (lets say, first street I remember living on!) is Dusty Barclay. Personally, not really sexy, but kinda funny :P

I REALLY like Sammy Sexton and Copper Willys! More for their comedic value, but still...you girls could pull them off! 

Ollie: I've heard of a million names and they're all pretty similar. I had to come up with my own Burlesque name, and it took me FOREVER. I had to wade through all of those, because there are so many Roxy's, and Kitties, and all kinds of things!

I'm somewhat interested in the idea of taking two characters you're particularly drawn to and mushing them together. Gives one a good sense of what they're going for, considering the character traits are already there.

For reference, my Burlesque name is Patricia (from the song "Patricia the Stripper") Wiggles. My husband and I came up with it. I was wiggling for him. 

Generally, though, I think my Burlesque self and my Pole self are different, they come from different parts of me. I'll have to consider!
Feb 17, 2011 from Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
VinterVild

You could use a favourite move in your name, like dove or swan or gemini. Maybe not lunchbox or crucifix though :)

Fun thread, I now have two options if I ever need to get a stage name :)
Feb 17, 2011 from Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden
Jenn PoleLush

@VinterVild....I had to LOL at Lunchbox..that cracked me up...no, not too sexy
Feb 17, 2011 from Windsor, Ontario, Canada
VanillaryPuff

i LOVE the idea of taking a name that combines of the names of characters you like! my would be ... oh, should i really say that here? don't want anyone to steal it ;)

no, seriously, i have to think about that. hopefully i'll come up with a pretty name! a combination of the first pet and the first street i was living in (we call this find your porn-name, lol) would be the worst name ever. wutzel deaf-mute (streetname translated). [www.studioveena.com] can't really use that, haha.
Feb 17, 2011
Scarlett Honey aka Lola Grace

Such a great idea about referencing favorite film/literary characters for names... But my fave heroine is Elizabeth Bennet, (P&P by Jane Austen)... not exactly a sexy name :P

Hmmm... I love Bronte novels too... but Bronte beach in Sydney was not one of my faves - im def more of a Coogee gal :P haha Sorry im thinking out loud now... ah its so hard to find the perfect combo isnt it! 
Feb 17, 2011 from Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
minicoopergrl

so my pet/street name would be...Chelsea Illinois.  Sorry sounds more like a porn star name to me!  LOL

Lulu is just easy.  My first name, everyone has a hard time pronouncing and writing it. I cant tell you how many times its been all types of messed up, one of the many reasons I go by Lulu or just Lu.  But Ive really thought about this and Lulu sounds so sweet and innocent and then its perform time and WHAM!  Im not what they expected!  LOVE it!
Feb 17, 2011 from Hanover, Maryland, United States
MissKitty83

If we go strictly pet/street mine would be Black Kings.  But I prefer to use the middle name/street, which would be Elizabeth Kings, and I like that much better. 
Feb 17, 2011 from Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Gsylass

Mine would be Tigger Port Grat if I did the pet/street thing. I've been trying to come up with a stage name that suits me for ages, the first one I thought of was based on my birthstone, which was Sapphyra, but I took a "What's your hippy name" quiz on Facebook the other day and got Phoenix which I kinda like. Still don't know if it's really "me" though.

Loved reading your stories/names! Let us know what you come up with Runemist!
Feb 17, 2011 from Channel Islands, United Kingdom
Polecat88

These thread have got me considering having a pole name now! For me pet/street comes out as 'Posy Broomfield' which I'm not sure if I like or not. Kinda sounds like an 1800s east-end lady of the night. I think it would be a good burlesque name but doesnt really suit how I approach pole. Not that I have any real 'approach'.

Any ideas yet Runemist?
Feb 17, 2011 from Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Veena

If I used the first pets name and street I would be Brandy, HC box 57! [www.studioveena.com] lol but I could go with the closest town I lived near instead of street.....then I would be Brandy Regan ....that shouts porn star
Feb 17, 2011 from Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Beautifulfreak

hell my first pet name and street would be Meow Burger!!! ha h aha
Feb 17, 2011 from Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear, United Kingdom
Layla Duvay

So my porn name (pet/ street) would be Sam Darling--not bad actually! I think part of the reason I bought the house was the street name. I still love it!

My burlesque/ pole name is Layla Duvay. I came up with it years ago and I still like it. I make NO distinction between my burlesque self and my pole self, lol!
Feb 17, 2011 from Brantford, Ontario, Canada
Runemist34

Meow Burger?!?! That's AMAZING. Like, it's not terribly sexy and stuff...it's just...amazing because it is. Yes, I know, I'm weird.

Hehehe.

The trick for names coming from book characters and whatnot is that I read a lot of fantasy, and most people wouldn't know what the hell I'm on about...AND most female main characters, for some reason, are more...um, "innocent" or "bitchy," rather than sexy or fun or whatever. OR, they are "unattainable," like the elves in Lord of the Rings or whatever...totally a different race, totally unattainable, and thus...not sexy. So there isn't much to get from them! It kinda sucks.

And then, well, romance books, they're all perfect and sexy and whatnot, and they aren't very unique. It's a thing with romance, trust me, I don't know why it works...it just does.

Strangely, I like the name of Felix, though obviously I wouldn't be using it. It's so...soft, and exotic and fun. The sound of it makes me interested, and you can do so much with it! I don't know why I get this stuff from names...I just do :P

I love you guys...I didn't really expect to get such a response! I love names and the mythology behind them. Hell, I love mythology too ;)

I'll keep you all posted!
Feb 17, 2011 from Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
3amethyst

You all came up with some great ideas......some of the combos were way funny!lol....my pet/street name would be Sunny Mediterranean or Sunny 21st depending on which way you were going...I lived on the corner:)   
Feb 17, 2011 from Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
muffin85

using the pet/street name method mine would be....are u ready for this....BUNNY VANBUREN!!!! screams porn star to me, LOL
Feb 17, 2011
EagleSpirit

I'm loving the pet/street names! [www.studioveena.com] would be Midnight Mavista Acres (it wasn't a street, it was a huge cul-de-sac of acreages in a small town). I'd probably shorten it to Midnight Acres, but it still sounds more like a place to live than a name. LOL
Feb 18, 2011 from Redcliff, Alberta, Canada
MissKitty83

Really?  I like Midnight Mavista....  But that's just me.  :)
Feb 18, 2011 from Charleston, South Carolina, United States
VanillaryPuff

To me, it is interesting enough what names people come up with as their "Studio Veena"-name ... I guess I could use Ginger as my pole-stage-name as well, but what about the Cake? :D (I called myself like this because ... well, just because I love to eat it! And apparently I'm a redhead, too, lol)
Feb 18, 2011
VanillaryPuff

@Beautifulfreak: Meow Burger?? I actually quite like that name, but I agree that it probably wouldn't make a good stage name [www.studioveena.com] But I think you could just dismiss the Burger (is there really a "Burger Road" in your town?!?) and keep the Meow, and combine it with something else. How about Lady Meow?

The book "The S Factor" by Sheila Kelley has a "bonus"section at the end, where you can find some suggestions to choose from, to find your stripper name - most of them seem to shout stripper! or porn!, but some combinations sound quite decent.

There are categories like: jewels (ruby), nature (dune), biblenames (jezebel), aournd the world (asia/dakota), booze (brandy, [www.studioveena.com] animals (lynx), flowers, spices, things you like to eat or touch (peaches, velvet), or colours.

What could also work is the name of your (grand-grand)grandma - oldfashioned names sound very beautiful sometimes, there are not many people nowadays who are called like this, and they're classy.

 

Hope this helps, Runemist!
Feb 18, 2011
Shanghaililly

lol...I grew up in a town where all the street names were named after known communist leaders... My stage name would be Fröya Mao Zedong. Maybe not exactly that appropriate for pole dancing?
Feb 18, 2011 from China
poleluvndallas
lmao .. ok if I went with pet/street name, mine would be fatboi houston. lol, it would rock if I were a gay boy stripper.
Feb 18, 2011 from United States
LolaSlaytor

These are all great!!

If I went with the pet/street name, mine would be Chesai Slaytor (at least the first street I can remember living on). But I have an outspoken, dirty-talking alter ego when I drink sometimes that I've always referred to as Lola, so I could always go with Lola Slaytor haha!

I've never really given this much thought but it's fun!
Feb 18, 2011 from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
CodeAngel
If I use the pet/street thing I'd be Schaefer Gordon....more porn I think!

If I used my grandmas name I'd be Rosina...kinda cute but not a pole name??

My SV name CodeAngel comes from my love of HTML/CSS...bit geeky so I added the angel lol.

This thread has got me seriously wanting a pole name now!!
Feb 20, 2011 from London, England, United Kingdom
unicorn

This looks  fun, thought I would add to it!  ..  !!. Mine would be going by my pet / street.. smokey du monts

 

beautiful freak, that is so funny... meow burger.. hee hee

 And V.. ha ha box 57!!  
Feb 20, 2011 from United Kingdom
Pavi

Oh no, my my pet/street name would be Augustin Captain Jarosh [www.studioveena.com] And my grandma's name is Jenovefa. LOL, none of them sound any good! 
Feb 21, 2011 from Brno, South Moravian Region, Czech Republic
Runemist34

Oooh, Pavi, your name is awesome! If you go with "Captain Jarosh!" Sure, it might sound a bit like a guy...but having a Captain in there, that's just...just...umm, the bees knees! [www.studioveena.com] can't come up with a way of describing how great that was. Hehe.

Perhaps I shall find as many name-maker-upper's as possible, and put them here...we can all give 'em a go!
Feb 21, 2011 from Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
Gsylass

I think Jenovefa sounds beautiful, it's kind of exotic, and sounds just like the sensuous fluidity of pole-dancing. In my opinion anyhow!

Oh dear, this thread has me going "awesome" and howling with laughter at the same time!
Feb 21, 2011 from Channel Islands, United Kingdom
Pavi

Ooooh, nooooo, in my language, Jenovefa sounds so granny-ish [www.studioveena.com] I also remember my grandma's girlfriend's name was Scholastika (no joke [www.studioveena.com] No, no grandma names for me I guess. Gotta come up with something else :)
Feb 21, 2011 from Brno, South Moravian Region, Czech Republic
VanillaryPuff

Pavi, I think Jenovefa sounds very pretty, too. But you could shorten it and call yourself Jeno!
Feb 21, 2011
Martina Valentine

If I use the "first pet + street" method, mine would be Whitney Upsilon. That's sounds kinda weird. 
Mar 23, 2011
Riddleboxxy

First pet + Street would be... Joey Sherwood... hey, I'm not a dude :< LOL
Mar 23, 2011 from Tehachapi, California, United States
NativeGirl

Gizmo Dean here...Giz MoDean? Not very sexy. Lol!
Mar 23, 2011 from Roanoke, Virginia, United States
Lola Wantz

Lola Wantz is my "stage" name...I've always loved the song, Whatever Lola Wants by Sarah Vaughn. But that old Levi's commercial just made it extra sexy and bad azz! I'm a beginner but I definitely plan do do that song justice on a pole.
Mar 23, 2011 from Norcross, Georgia, United States
Scarlett Honey aka Lola Grace

Porn Star name would be.... "Titan Alexander".... very buff and grande for a gladiator but so not seductive for a chick name!

I have been trying to work out a long term stage name for myself for months now and am no closer to deciding.... its soooo frustrating not having a permanent pole identity! 
Mar 24, 2011 from Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Scarlett Honey aka Lola Grace

Porn Star name would be.... "Titan Alexander".... very buff and grande for a gladiator but so not seductive for a chick name!

I have been trying to work out a long term stage name for myself for months now and am no closer to deciding.... its soooo frustrating not having a permanent pole identity! 
Mar 24, 2011 from Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
meaganoff

This is a cute thread!

@Lola Wantz - there is actually a Chicago burlesque dancer that has gone by "Lola Getz" for the past few years - her tagline / intro line for shows is, of course, "Whatever Lola wants, LOLA GETZ!" :) You two should get together!

My porn star name is Ginger Dale. Sounds kind of classy and old fashioned.

When I did burlesque before, I was Apple Venus. If you have awesome taste in music, you should know where that comes from... :) But that was ridiculously hard to network; the other girls would call you by your real name, and you'd have to remember who you told what to... blah

Now I'm thinking of doing a pole act in a burlesque show, so I want to use my real first name for ease of use (Meagan) and then something sexy as a faux last name. My faves so far are:

Meagan Whiskey, Meagan Wolf, or Meagan Cassidy... Thoughts?

Other dark, sexy, mysterious words that sound good with Meagan or Meg? (I REALLY wanted to be Meagan Shadow after American Gods, but I didn't want to seem like I was trying to be / compete with the amazing poler who just goes by Shadow.)
Mar 24, 2011 from Chicago, Illinois, United States
chumpchkin

@meaganoff: Meg the Knife?
Mar 24, 2011 from Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
Scarlett Honey aka Lola Grace

I like Meagan Whiskey - because it makes me salivate for a cold beverage haha. I kinda like Meagan Wolf too.... or if you want to go really dark you could be Meagan Fatal.... as in fatal attraction... lady fatale... ?? Umm im trying to think of other dark seductive names.... Meagan Mists....? Meagan Indigo... Meagan Onyx (coz the stone is dark)... Nar I like Meagan Whiskey the best so far :P :)

 
Mar 25, 2011 from Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Terpsikhore
The issue I have is that my 'normal' name already sounds like a stage name! I'm Kitty (well, legally I'm Kathryn, but only to my grandmother!), but so many pole dancers/burlesque artists/etc. use 'Kitty' as a stage name...I feel like shouting 'hands off my name, bitch!' LOL
I've changed to using Kath in real life now, to try and sound a bit more 'grown-up', but that doesn't make an interesting pole name.
Mar 25, 2011 from Witham, England, United Kingdom
corbyOconnor

Hehe... this is a great thread!

I have never been able to come up with a good performance name. Ever.  I dont know why.  I tried out Violette Skye, and its just not me. I have had lots of suggestions from people, including Poison (bc I love that band), Inertia (which I really disliked, but love that Massive Attack song), etc etc. There has always been something that makes it hard for me to adopt a name and  feel comfortable becoming that character.

A burlesque group that I perform with forced me into choosing a name, so I do aerial burlesque as Bijou Blanc, but I can't find myself in that name either.  But something had to go in the program. :)

My pet/road name would be Footloose Thomas...? yes. I had a cat that my siblings and myself named Footloose. Seeing it typed out makes me feel like a weirdo. bahaha.
Mar 25, 2011 from Washington
PilatesPoleKat

@maegan - Maegan Wolf sounds awesome! I like Maegan Fatale too... 

 

My pet/street name would be Dakota Brockwood ...lol, Dakota is good. Brockwood though? meh.

 

 
Mar 27, 2011 from Georgia, United States
polefairy

Hahahaha my porn star name with the pet/street method is Fifi Brookfield hahahahaha
Mar 27, 2011 from Ireland
LawleyPop

oh my god mine would be keylee alberta drive.... has no ring to it... I like keylee though
Mar 27, 2011 from Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada
Orchis

Haha, first pet/street name = Odyssey Empire. Could not make this stuff up!!!
Mar 27, 2011 from London, England, United Kingdom
Lenee Pooh

This is my very first post here (I'm a lurker! [www.studioveena.com] but I had to respond to this!

 

I've never had a reason to have a stage name, so I've never really tried to think of one, but if I went with the first pet/street name model, I'd be Puppy Freedom. ROFL!!!  Not a good name at all!
Mar 27, 2011 from Farmington, Michigan, United States
Luna Marie

If we went by the first pet and street name I would be Snugglebunny Lilac..... not sure how I feel about that one...
Mar 27, 2011 from Shelby Twp, Michigan, United States
tequilalily
First pet / street name I'd be Smokey Hill.... Tequila Lily comes from my love of Tequila & being obsessed with Lily Allen's song The Fear a few years back :-)
Mar 28, 2011 from Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
miamishyner

I love this thread.  :)

I've never had reason to have a stage name, but know that I like my first pet/street name: Ginger Van Meter.

I used to work at an all-inclusive resort and we would sometimes see who could tell folks the most outrageous, yet believeable story.  I used to tell folks all the time that my name was Giovanna and my dad was from Africa and my mom from Italy. ;)  (they're both just plain American, lol)
Mar 28, 2011 from Denver, Colorado, United States
meaganoff

Thanks for all the suggestions, guys! (I've been away from SV all weekend - in-laws were in so nothing pole related. :P I'm coming out to them as a pole dancer, soon, though-- hiding is too hard.)

Meg the Knife makes me smile, I would have loved that when I was doing straight burlesque since it's more humorous.

Right now torn between Wolf and Whiskey! I'll keep thinking about it.

@miamishyner - I love that there's another 1st pet named Ginger out there!

Your pet/street names are so great!!
Mar 28, 2011 from Chicago, Illinois, United States
Bex

When I first joined SV I had just started Pole and used my email handle (Terp258) as my name here, not giving any thought to Stage/Stripper/Burlesque what-have-you... Not real sexy...

I recently updated to my nickname given by my bff back in high school. But still not sexy or pole-ish. Also taken in various forms by other polers. (i.e TripleBexxx)

My pet/street name would be Gracey Morten... but I've always heard the Middle name/Street like MissKitty suggested. For me that would be Lynn Morten. Neither are too bad... maybe I should go with that?

Thought about going with my newly found fav drink Dirty Martini, but that's maybe too burlesque and def not believable

Oh and @Meaganoff -- I like Meg Whiskey!
Mar 28, 2011 from Alexandria, Virginia, United States
Bex

My husband didn't want me using my real name when I first started teaching Pole Parties, so he came up with Sedona for me. The name never really stuck and I kept introducing myself by my real name. The name came from my fav little town in my home state of AZ, and me having red hair made it work sorta.

Going with the Middle name/Street, my husband ends up being Herbert Sagewood. TOTAL Porn Star name!
Mar 28, 2011 from Alexandria, Virginia, United States
Terpsikhore
I've never had a pet in my life, so I don't have a stage name using that method at all!

But using the middle name/street combo, I'd be Elizabeth Sycamore. Not particularly sexy... In fact, it's distinctly middle-aged housewife! Hmm, back to the drawing board I think.

I like Terpsikhore, but it's a. unoriginal (as the greek muse of dance, there must be a million people out there using Terpsikhore as a stagename) and b. difficult to pronounce.
Mar 28, 2011 from Witham, England, United Kingdom
Luna Marie

For myself I'v always liked the name Luna, it's a nickname I've had for a wile in fact some friends of mine refer to me as Luna rather than Christy/Christina. If I could make Luna work I think i wwould use that as a stage name. Ill have to put some thought into it :)
Mar 28, 2011 from Shelby Twp, Michigan, United States
Lola Wantz

@meaganoff That's so funny, Lola Wantz & Lola Getz!!! I googled some of her videos, there wasn't a lot but she looks like she has a lot of fun...too bad I couldn't find a video with "Whatever Lola Wants"
Mar 28, 2011 from Norcross, Georgia, United States
polediva2be

I call myself "Kim Possible" like the animated hero.  My middle name is Kim, and well, anything is possible with God.  So I like Kim Possible
Mar 28, 2011 from VA, United States
ElleCee
Cool way to come up with a name. My first pet name was Kitt. The first street I remember living on was Ebony Lane. I kinda like the reverse, Ebony Kitt. Hmmm or just plain Ebony Lane like Lois Lane.
Mar 28, 2011 from DC Metro, District of Columbia, United States
brittanypaige

A guy walked into class one day and I had my bangs down (I had been wearing them pulled back for a while) and he went "Heeey! Brittany Bangs! I like it" and my stage name was born!
Jun 6, 2012 from Alberta, Canada
corbyOconnor

I just reread through this thread (so funny, some of these names!) and since posting that my burlesque name was Bijou Blanc, I have totally changed it.  I had a couple of friends check out a video, and told them to name that dancer. And thus, my new burlesque name was born: Alice B. Heartless. I love this name!
Jun 6, 2012 from Washington
chemgoddess1

I was told a while back after getting up on stage that I needed a stage name.  I went through a bunch that were all chemistry related but finally settled on one that was perfect: Chemmie Sutra.
Jun 6, 2012 from Raleigh-ish, NC, United States
corbyOconnor

thats awesome!
Jun 6, 2012 from Washington
Kyrsten

Haha, at our studio we encourage using alter-egos/stage names, so in my first class when they asked me who I was I went with the first thing that popped into my head -- "Ginger", because I have bright red hair. Not very inventive, but it stuck like glue and I don't think half the people at the studio know my real name. LOL

Someone also gave me the name "Cherry Bomb" (I think all of my names go with my hair), which I will reverse for my super-stripper moments.
Jun 7, 2012 from Detroit, Michigan, United States
gummypia

I don't have a stage name but a friend told me it should be "Slimer" because my hands are so sweaty, I always leave the pole all smudged with my sweat. Haha!
Jun 7, 2012 from Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
jeansgina
I love this thread and everyone has awesome names. My real name is Georgina Grace but if I change it to pet and street name I become....Heman Hibbert! Think I'm gonna need to have a better name than that :)
Jun 7, 2012 from Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Alisa D
Classic method i'm Kokomo Los Feliz!
Jun 7, 2012 from Stuttgart, Baden-W├╝rttemberg, Germany
Debss
That's quite exotic ninja!

Mine would be Simple Scotchman... It just sounds kinda racist not sexy! Don't think I'll be using it somehow lol
Jun 7, 2012 from Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
GG357
I was required to come up with a stage name last year for an aerial hoop performance-Eva High. Eva is my middle name & what poler/hooper doesn't want to be high:)
Jun 7, 2012 from Wasilla, Alaska, United States
Kaylie
I am so lame!!! I thought Felix was her real name!!! I just thought her parents were creative... Duh!!!
My pet/ street name would be Daisy Drysdale!! Ha! Maybe I should have my classmates name me!
Jun 7, 2012 from Portland, Oregon, United States
Krissykiki

My pet/ street name works out to Shiera Douglas...... not sure if it works...
Jun 7, 2012 from British Columbia, Canada
HyperHorsegirl

The first pet/street naming thing totally does not work for me. When I was 3 or 4, I got a red-ear slider turtle for Christmas, my first pet. I was young and I named her Dumpy. I lived on Angelina Circle at the time, and while Angelina is pretty, nothing can survive with Dumpy as the first name.

I recently came up with a stage name for my new youtube account, to keep pole things separated from my personal videos. I came up with Lorelai Jane and I love it. It's similar enough to my real name to sound familiar, but still different enough to be, well, different. I'm kind of a plain Jane kind of girl, so that's where the Jane came from. And, although I love Gilmore Girls, the name Lorelai is actually from a couple of rock songs by Styx and by Scorpions, but spelled different.
Jun 7, 2012 from Houston, Texas, United States
Lana Lee

I don't have street names where I'm from.  Mine would literally come out to Hammy 91 St. [www.studioveena.com] I had honestly never given much thought to having a stage name, even my SV name is my real name haha.  But if I could honestly have a stage name, it would totally be Charlize Harris.  I like Charlize Theron and Harrison Ford and put their first names together.  Had to axe off the "o" and "n" because it made the name sound better without!
Jun 7, 2012 from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
ORGANIC ANGEL

haha mine would be Sundance Frederick

I  go by organic angel here b/c we are  made of organic matter and I think that we are all actually angels:)

On FB I go by Star Smith(feel free to add me). I always checked into hotels w/ my hubby with the last name as Smith when we first met. I loved getting our reservations for dinner with that name(I had an "alias" first name too.) We stayed at really ritzy places and I felt like a celebrity. I figured it would be "cool" just to check in that way ;))

When I first started FB I only used it to find businesses from time to time b/c many people use it as their business web page. Only recently did I begin using it. I was anti FB for a long time b/c of stalkers and such. I also feel robbed of privacy at times (while at others I like to shout out certain things lol) Anyway..."Star" just came to mind and my husband reads it as "starsmith"...like blacksmith...all together. So I imagine that I am starsmith, shape shifter of stars and energy...kinda like what we do on the pole. Shape shifting of energy...
Jun 7, 2012 from Heaven on Earth
Pole Raven

I love this!  I need to change my SV and stage name.  I went with Pole Raven because it was suggested to me and I needed a name right before a contest (my real name is unique and I didn't want everyone in town knowing I was in the contest). 

Pet+ Street= Lightning Spring -- this might be nice in reverse, Spring Lightning

Middle + Street = Ann Spring...meh

 
Jun 7, 2012 from Florida
Wild Lotus

 

My pet/ street name would be "Sky Peirce"..........yep.......kinda porny 
Jun 7, 2012 from United States
calipolepixie

Some really cool orgin stories here! great thread! I've been wanting a stage name/alter ego pole name but I havent been able to think of one. I love Beyonces alter ego name Sasha Fierce, would love something catchy like that but my brain hasn't thought of anything cool yet.

Calipolepixie came from #1 i'm in California, #2 i like pole #3 pixie because tinkerbell is my fave disney character. The end. lol Lame I know.
Jun 7, 2012 from Sylmar, California, United States
CapFeb
My nick name since middle school has been "Feb." But my stage name has been Caprica for the past three month. Unfortunately, being a reference to a syfy show, I don't think I'll stick with it for fear of being sued :p

If I did pet/street, my name would be Sasha Cheyenne. Which is alright, except Sasha is traditionally a Russian BOY name.
Jun 7, 2012 from Glendale, Arizona, United States
PersianXcursian

my username/stage name came about at a party. my friend took me to a party at one of her friend's houses and they had given her a nickname and wanted to give me one too so I felt part of the group. the guy was like "well you are persian, so we should find something that rhymes with that!" so he sits there thinking of what rhymes with that and all of a sudden came up with the word excursion cuz one of his friends drives one of those. So I became PersianXcursian. I modified the spelling a bit 
Jun 7, 2012 from Davis (near Sacramento), CA, United States
tigerlillies
i would just use my screen name from on here or try to do movie idea i moved too much for the st name thing!lol
Jun 8, 2012 from georgia, United States
darcit

If I went with the pet+street thing mine would be Smokey RIver - I kinda like it. There's nothing better than sitting around a campfire at the edge of a river in the middle of nowhere after a long day.

When I was stripping I went by Rayne or Rayne Makur - because I love playing outside during a thunderstorm (and when you're on stage it's always nice to have someone "make it rain").  I'm sure there are lots of people out there who only know me as Rayne - and I'll still answer to that as quickly as I do my real name.
Jun 8, 2012 from Bemidji, Minnesota, United States
Lyme Lyte
My stage name would be just as on here. Lyme Lyte! Due to the fact I have been struggling with Lyme disease and also because I have always liked being in the Limelight! I am a bit "outgoing" some would say. For instance getting up and singing and dancing at a concert in front of a few thousand people a few months ago. Shook it, loved it and I wasn't even drunk!
Jun 8, 2012 from Grand Haven, Michigan, United States
TreePoles

 I walked into the ladies washroom before pole class and this was the topic they were talking about  as well (picking a pole stage name).  They selected theirs nick names from their favourite candy bar or candy so when I joined into the conversation mine name seem to be Taffy due to my liking of salt water taffy.  I thought it was a cute and original way to select one. (:

 
Jun 8, 2012 from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
poledanceromance
Taffy is a sweet stage name! I really like that!
Jun 8, 2012 from Sycamore, Illinois, United States
tigerlillies
see thata a great idea but my fav food is pepperoni pizza, chocolate chip granola bars funyons and cherry pepsi all bad i know so not too sure those would work for me maybe tigress i love tigers?
Jun 8, 2012 from georgia, United States
poledanceromance
Ps, omg runey, LOL @ dusty hooker, you just made me almost choke to death on macaroni! Hahaha!
Jun 8, 2012 from Sycamore, Illinois, United States
tigerlillies
first pet that was female was brandy street remember minea dr so brandy minea or sharon way for another stteet? this is difficult
Jun 8, 2012 from georgia, United States
stylynzy

My teacher picked my stage name at my first class with her. Because of my hair my name is Red. I like that she picked it for me. I dont know anyones real name in class. Its pretty cool. :) 
Jun 8, 2012 from Parkland, Florida, United States
Hazi411

My first pet/street name combo comes out as "Smut High" - the "Smut" sounds a bit porn star - not sure about the "High" !
Jun 9, 2012 from Australia
Suzara

Hah, my doggie combo pole name would be "Alli Boober"  :)
Jun 9, 2012 from Englewood, Colorado, United States
SophieP

my pet/street name would be Foxy Dam, lol! Not sure about this one! I love Eleanor from gone in 60 seconds (the Shelby Mustang) for my love of cars but can't seem to find anything interresting to go with it?? I've never had a nickname so that doesn't help. Hopefully I'll find something good to update my sv name.
Jun 11, 2012 from Dalhousie, New Brunswick, Canada
Beingalex

I am beyond rubbish at thinking of stage names!  my pet/street name is Suki Saxon, hmmmm porn name me thinks.

I would love to use my surname Gunn but that doesn't really suit my style. Other ideas include using Dragon (Im obsessed with them and just started a major dragon tattoo back piece, yay!) and my first name Lex.  But I always think of Sexy Lex,  that isnt me either.

Im stumped
Jun 11, 2012 from Andover, England, United Kingdom
CreativityBySteffie

I had 4 first pets (dogs. They where there when I was born) But only one street. Let me try and combine:

Putter Dalgas

Sambus Dalgas

Floyd Dalgas

Nikki Dalgas

Idk [www.studioveena.com] like them so much...

But if I change the rules and use me and my dads last name, with the dog Nikki, it would be Nikki Neve - That I like actually :)
Jun 11, 2012 from Aalborg, North Jutland, Denmark
CreativityBySteffie

But I do already have a "stage name". When I bring out my very sexy side, I go by Jezebel.. 
Jun 11, 2012 from Aalborg, North Jutland, Denmark
nolaelle
I got mine from the back of Sheila Kelly's S factor book that had loads of options. I decided on "Scarlett Summer" and it's really helpful to get out of my head sometimes and channel my inner vixen! My BFF uses "Bambi bourbon" but we picked these names after our first class so I feel like with time I might "change" mine.

In the book Sheila says she picked stormy because she was going through a stormy time of her life so I like to think of the name reflecting how you felt when you started pole!
Jun 11, 2012 from San Francisco, California, United States
0LlVlA

its funny how pole dancers dont want to be compared to strippers....but you use stripper names 

 

just a tought :P 
Jun 11, 2012 from Gatineau, Quebec, Canada
CreativityBySteffie

I dont mind being compared to strippers. In fact I have a secret dream of being a stripper for one night. But Im too shy :) So Jezebel will have to stay in her bedroom :)
Jun 11, 2012 from Aalborg, North Jutland, Denmark
Veena

I don't think anyone on this thread mentioned being compared to strippers Oliviaaa. The whole point of this thread is all in fun and it's about stripper names. 
Jun 11, 2012 from Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
HyperHorsegirl

This topic is about stage names. Many people use stage names and alternate titles for themselves. Writers sometimes use different names to write under. Dancers, magicians, musicians, poets, and performers of all sorts perform under different names than their own. Yes, that includes strippers and pole dancers.

It is one thing to want to reduce the stigma of pole dancing by trying to educate misinformed people who want to lump us all into one big group of "strippers", regardless of what we actually do, even if it is, in fact, stripping. I do not think it is a bad thing to refuse to be compared to strippers. It helps get pole dancing out there and more mainstream and not something that takes place in seedy clubs (or even nice clubs). Doing tricks and learning to pole dance well is an entirely different skill than those used in clubs, as I've learned from reading discussions on SV from the girls here who do work in that profession. No one wants to be called something they're not, or grouped into a stereotype just because that's all someone knows.

So what if we want to create an alternate persona to use while we dance? So what if we want a little anonymity, an alter-ego, or whatever? I do not see how wanting a good name to perform under has anything to do with being a "stripper" vs. a pole dancer.
Jun 11, 2012 from Houston, Texas, United States
HyperHorsegirl

By the way, I totally respect the girls on here that do work in clubs and other places. It's hard work and I don't envy you. I don't think I could ever muster up that kind of confidence, have those kinds of people skills, or not let the negative get to me. You girls are truly amazing!

My point is, that the two don't have to be related. And just because we pick out stage names doesn't mean we're contradicting ourselves.
Jun 11, 2012 from Houston, Texas, United States
corbyOconnor

I use my 'dance name' as yet another aspect to my costuming and character as a burlesque and aerial performer. My real self is shy. She is NOT a dancer, but someone who pretends to. She doesn't perform for anyone. Because she is a nerdy scientist with no real dance training who is too worried about maintaining a professional persona to be anything other than under the radar.

Alice B. Heartless on the other hand, wears animal print and lace.  She has no problem staring an audience in the face and owning her moves. She'll eat you alive. THIS is why I have a dance name. Because it lets me be whoever I want and it makes dancing much less vulnerable. For me, it's one of the only ways for me to perform at all. And I LOVE performing.

The reason this has nothing to do with stripping for me, is quite simply because I don't strip. Never have, most likely never will. And that's just a personal choice for myself, one that I don't bother even pretending to make for other people.
Jun 11, 2012 from Washington
HyperHorsegirl

What's the difference? Answer: The audience.
Jun 11, 2012 from Houston, Texas, United States
nilla

I love the idea of a stage name but I don't have one.   I haven't felt the need to step into a charachter yet, but still think it could be fun.  I like the idea of my pole dancing being an extension and representation of my everyday self, which includes all aspects of me ranging from my sensuality to my inner child.  I wanted so bad to take any kind of dance as a kid (so unique for a girl, right?) but didn't have the opportunity.  So by default, pole is now my outlet and I've been treating it like any other form of dance, focusing on the mechanics, form and posture, ect, but it's a huge goal of mine to work more on character and emotion and to someday compete or perform in a pole showcase.  My stage name(in my own mind, not that I've ever used it in a formal performance) for hooping is Cynnth.  I guess that could work for pole too.  Maybe when I get more into performance and playing a character I'll find a stage name that suits me.

In response to Oliviaaa, I don't think that 'stage name' has to necessarily mean 'stripper stage name'.  Entertainers of all kinds come up with stage names to set them apart/ make them easier to remember, and differentiate their everyday selves from their performance character.  Even mainstream actors and recording artists take on names they weren't born with.  

Where pole dance is concerned, not all pole dancers care that they're compared to strippers, but some do.  It's a personal thing, not something that can be stereotyped so broadly.  For a lot of us the differentiation is just a matter of clarity, not something we get offended over.  A pole dancer whose performance style is primarily sensual and erotic might clarify that she's not a  stripper, but may not be offended if her dancing is compared to a stripper's style of dance, and may even consider it a compliment.
Jun 11, 2012 from Saint George, Utah, United States
HyperHorsegirl

EXCUSE ME?!? Are you a member of the same community I am here on SV? Because people on SV seem to "get it" and you clearly don't.

I don't perform for any audience besides my classmates and occasionally friends who want to see what I've learned. There is nothing wrong with embracing your sexuality or pleasing your partner with a sexy dance (hence lapdance). Some on here do this professionally. Many don't. I have NEVER taken off my clothes while dancing, so by definition, I could not possibly be a stripper.

I don't dance with heels because of weak ankles, but I would love to because I think they're pretty. Heels make your legs look so long and this is the one time that you can wear ridiculously high heels and not feel silly at some point. It's like a girl's guilty pleasure for some.

Also, the limited clothing is for grip purposes. If skin wasn't showing to contact the pole, we'd slide off. You can't exactly learn some of these tricks in sweat pants and a t-shirt. Running shorts and a sports bra suffice for many, not teeny "outfits", although they are also a guilty pleasure for some.

Many of us do this in our homes only, making clubs unnecessary for us to do something that we love. I don't think any of us would deny that clubs are a very important portion of the roots of this sport/hobby, but that doesn't mean we need to be treated like scum because of it. Calling us no different than strippers is to be narrowminded.
Jun 11, 2012 from Houston, Texas, United States
chemgoddess1

So every single burlesque dancer is now a stripper because they go by a different name?  Some of us perform at events as hired help.  I sure as hell am not going to have an announcer give my real name nor have it posted on flyers that are passed out/posted/advertised.  I am not doing it for any other reason than personal security.  Ask some of the people who have performed and things that have happened.  Hell, I get creepers on facebook that cannot even see anything about me but my profile picture (which, however is not pole related).  

 

Please get a life and quit trolling our site.
Jun 11, 2012 from Raleigh-ish, NC, United States
Veena
Don't let poleshimmy bother you guys. Negative posters don't need attention.
Jun 11, 2012 from Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Tali Kat

@ Beautifulfreak -  Meow Burger!!!! Ahahahahha that cracked me up! That's my fave one so far XD


Mine would be Bubbles Walker. It's not very appealing :P It always amused me that my brother's one is Chubby Walker



 
Jun 11, 2012 from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
XxMyztikxX

I figured I would always use the nick name that was given to me in middle school. People always said that I was a very mysitcal person. So they decided to call me mysitc. I spell it.. Myztik... bc i dont like the way it was spelled... I heared that its cute to add two names to your ( stage name) And ive always liked Myztik Child. lol. just stuck with me. Dont feel right to change it now haha
Jun 11, 2012 from West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
0LlVlA

holey shit ill never post anything on here anymore as  all I say is taken the wrong way 

can't you see the :P at the end of my post 

"stage" name is to me a disguise just like exotic dancers do because they are "someone else" when they work 

so calm down and ADIOS 
Jun 11, 2012 from Gatineau, Quebec, Canada
0LlVlA

[www.studioveena.com] thanks for understanding my post ! 
Jun 11, 2012 from Gatineau, Quebec, Canada
XxMyztikxX

yeah this is kinda silly having negative replys on a thread. Dont write on it if its a negative thought. I had this ( stage name) as a bellydancer. SO that doesnt mean im trying to be like a stripper at all lol.  Having a fun name doesnt make you LIKE someone else. Its just a name lol.  Though i am not one....I love strippers.  ;)
Jun 11, 2012 from West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
gummypia

Personally it doesn't bother me to be compared to a stripper. I simply correct people when they assume that I am, just because I am not one, but I am rarely offended by this unless they start making rude comments.

A long time ago when I used to go to pole lessons, one of the girls in my class was a stripper. She was also a single mom of two who was struggling to make ends meet providing for her kids because her deadbeat ex-husband left them. She was trying to put herself through college and didn't have the time to work 3 jobs. But the one thing she could do was dance. She said she actually enjoyed stripping and it made her feel strong. She didn't feel sorry for herself, and though she never advertised the fact that she was a stripper, she didn't hide it either. She came to class for some "me" time and to make friends and learn a trick or two (I think the girls in their club just danced but didn't do any tricks). I got to know her as a person the brief time we were in the same class, and I thought she was a pretty cool girl, who, but for a twist of fate, could have been me.  Honestly, I don't judge. There's a story behind everybody and I think strippers probably have a much more interesting story than I do. And really, it all boils down to all of us just having a passion for pole. Whether we choose to do it athletically, artistically, for an audience, with clothes or without, should it really matter to another pole dancer?

As a personal choice, I might strip if I were dealt the same cirumstances in life and was backed into a desperate situation a well. I don't know. I wish I had enough confidence to know. If anyone wants to see, much less pay to see my alter-ego "Slimer" naked complete with food baby and F.U.P.A. then maybe I just might. Lol! I just know that the next boyfriend is gonna be hella lucky that I have some secret skills up my sleeve
Jun 11, 2012 from Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
XxMyztikxX

Since i cant delete what i wrote an explain lol... I didnt say that towards anyone specific. I just saw some ppl were kinda... not happy about some things written on here by some ppl. I know we are all suppose to state our opinions.... If its negative, then it shouldnt be written is all. I just think its silly to have petty arguments that dont mean ANYTHING.. ...Oliviaaa i dont think you were trying to say anything bad. we all do what we love to do and screw what anyone else thinks. My first inspiration was seeing my brothers gf ( a stripper) perform. omg she was SOOOO gorgouse! And one of my pole idols. Karol Helms was also a stripper. So if people think I am one then Oh WELL! I can just think of those beautiful ladies who inspired me. I gives no F***s...=)  Im gonna unfollow this post so any negative comments to what i wrote... Waste of time =p
Jun 11, 2012 from West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
chemgoddess1

Oliviaaa, my response was not aimed at you.

 

We have yet another person trying to troll our site and stir up the masses.  It was not until I read all of the other comments that this person wrote that I decided this was his/her intent.
Jun 11, 2012 from Raleigh-ish, NC, United States
Veena

I don't think anyone was upset with you Oliviaaa. 
Jun 11, 2012 from Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
SexyRockStarsWife

My stage name would be Scopio Almaden....hrmmm not very sexy 
Jun 11, 2012 from Planet Neptune, United States
PersianXcursian

I have an idea so that people don't think posts are aimed at them unless you're actually talking to them. Put @ then their username so there's no confusion. And if we ignore the negative person attempting to stir up drama, they will eventually get tired and go away since they aren't getting what they wanted which is attention. 
Jun 11, 2012 from Davis (near Sacramento), CA, United States
nilla
Yeah i didn't notice anyone getting upset with you Oliviaaa...I think people were upset with a different poster.
Jun 11, 2012 from Saint George, Utah, United States
CreativityBySteffie

Hi @Oliviaaa :) I didn't see anything negative on your post other than a funny thougt that got me thinking on wether or not I cared. But I dont think anybody elske where aiming there replys to you. But to another that were very negative.:) 

Please dont feel like you cant post here! This is a great site with people that are supportive and Im sure that no one here want to see you leave and feel like you are not welcome, you are!! 
Jun 12, 2012 from Aalborg, North Jutland, Denmark
CreativityBySteffie

@Oliviaaa -sorry, I just got up and have not had coffee yet. "I didn't see any negtive in your post other than a funny thougt" - Meaning I didn't see anything negative in the post period. Not that the funny thougt was negavtive. :)
Jun 12, 2012 from Aalborg, North Jutland, Denmark
Jenn PoleLush

As a registered Nurse with two degrees behind me....there is nothing else I "wanna be". 
Jun 12, 2012 from Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Jenn PoleLush

This is such a supportive community that comments like saying we are "wannabes" is sorta sad yk.  To each his/her own.
Jun 12, 2012 from Windsor, Ontario, Canada
TinyDancer04

As a former exotic dancer and now ' just' a pole dancer I believe that I am qualified to give the opinion that the two are COMPLETELY different. Yes it is true... there is lap dance, a pole, sexy costumes, 'stripper shoes' involved BUT the difference lies not just with the audience- it lies within the dancer themselves. When I was working as an exotic dancer, I danced for SOMEONE ELSE. I danced for money. I danced to be sexy- FOR THE MEN who were paying me. Now as 'just' a pole dancer I dance for ME. I dance because I love it...because it makes me feel sexy, confident and free. I finish a workout sometimes and truly feel like I could fly. Pole dance has reshaped my body after having a child and given me incredible strength and confidence. Working as an exotic dancer is a JOB, And obviously there is an element of nakedness involved. Pole dancing does not involve nakedness- we need the minimal clothing to stick to the pole. There is such a massive difference, I wish I could put it into words better.

I dont think there is anything wrong with the ladies (or men) on here from wanting a stage name. We are PERFORMERS. PERFORMERS HAVE STAGE NAMES. Think about it- most singers have stage names- actors etc.....Many of the pole community film themselves and create videos for here or on youtube- they are PERFORMERS....A good example is Jenna Marbles on Youtube. She is a very famous youtuber, but her real name is hardly Jenna marbles right? why? because she is an entertainer and performer!! In addition to this, some of us want to get our name out there as pole dancers or have aspirations to turn pro in the future and this will protect our privacy.

 

 

 
Jun 12, 2012 from Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Jenn PoleLush
Thanks TinyDancer--well said
Jun 12, 2012 from Windsor, Ontario, Canada
XxMyztikxX

Pole dancing wasnt even originated in strip clubs....so..looks like i wanna be a chinese athlete lmao! =p
Jun 12, 2012 from West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
XxMyztikxX

HAHA wait! I just noticed the whole ( first pet and street name thing) and Mine made me laugh. Sparky Thornhill lmao
Jun 12, 2012 from West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
XxMyztikxX

Hell yeah why not ^^
Jun 12, 2012 from West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
Krissykiki

I love the idea of creating a stage personality when doing any type of performance. It can be so hard to share yourself with an audience through dance, song, or anyt type of performing. Sometimes creating that stage personality and giving them a name helps. My days of performing have come and gone and while I have my doubts about performing again in the future if i did I think i would create a stage name and build upon it. :) I would probably pick something with KiKi in it
Jun 12, 2012 from British Columbia, Canada
chemgoddess1

I beg to differ on the men getting down to their tighty whiteys.  Any man who poles on a METAL pole does, any PERSON who performs on a neoprene pole (ie Chinese pole) does not. 

 

Look up Josiah BadAzz, David Owen, Ricky Phoenix, Philip Deal, Steven Retchless, and any number of the guys on this site. 

 

And then look up Rebecca Star on her new pole.  It is a Chinese pole and she poles in a body suit.  Her performances on a metal pole are skin bearing.

 

Do a little research before making accusations.
Jun 12, 2012 from Raleigh-ish, NC, United States
PersianXcursian

Ok Poleshimmy, lets see you do a jade splits with sweat pants on and a shirt on. then we'll see how necessary minimal clothing is. The reason guys can get away with wearing more clothes is because they have more muscle than us and it is easier for them to gain muscle.
Jun 12, 2012 from Davis (near Sacramento), CA, United States
chemgoddess1

Although I have seen David do a jade split/switch in pants, but then again, he is a freak of nature.  (this is said with love as David is an effing beautiful person in and out)
Jun 12, 2012 from Raleigh-ish, NC, United States
chemgoddess1

Really??





 


Jun 12, 2012 from Raleigh-ish, NC, United States
XxMyztikxX

GOOOOOOO STEVEN!!!! Such a sweet heart he is. <3 I like his real name! Glad he kept it. If that IS his real name. oO
Jun 12, 2012 from West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
Lyme Lyte

Wow, was Steven at the Detroit Pole Show?  I didn't even know that was him (if it was)......looks like their stage in that one picture!
Jun 12, 2012 from Grand Haven, Michigan, United States
chemgoddess1

No, that was Steele Starling.  He is one of the Mynx boys.  And I believe that is Steven's real name.
Jun 12, 2012 from Raleigh-ish, NC, United States
chemgoddess1

And Steele is his stage name. 
Jun 12, 2012 from Raleigh-ish, NC, United States
Lyme Lyte
Oh ok, thanks Chem.....
Jun 12, 2012 from Grand Haven, Michigan, United States
poletrickster

My pole name would be "Spanky Calhoun" if I used the pet/street thing LOL
Jun 13, 2012 from United States
Krissykiki

haha I like Spanky as a stage name, too much fun
Jun 13, 2012 from British Columbia, Canada
DixiePixie

Im REALLY REALLY glad I never used my "pets first name and my street"  My pole name would of been Baby Donation!!   Ahh how horrid is that for a pole dancer?!?! HAHAH!  Lol I chose Dixie Pixie for my performance name.
Jul 2, 2012
Lana Lee

I would have a stage name mainly because my first name is TOO hard to pronounce.  EVERYONE can never pronounce it right, even when it's just 3 letters long.  It's such a simple name to try and pronounce but people always butcher it.

Ouh-wah

Aiye-wah

Eeeh-wah

 

Really?  Is that how you pronounce your e's? 
Jul 2, 2012 from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
PixiePedersen

Using the Pet/street formula, I'd be Maxi Saratoga.  Not too bad!  But I chose Pixie because I'm small, and have been known to be mischievious from time to time, lol. =)
Sep 22, 2012 from Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
reenie aka Mysfit

The pet/street name always makes me giggle....

Using my first pet and first street name----

I would be cindy 99 ave

Not soooo sexy....

In fact.....most of the places I have lived are numbered streets..... so always makes me giggle when I start playing around with combinations....

 
Sep 22, 2012 from Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
Schtoffen

Good god... I'd be Jasmine Jolly Boys!
Sep 23, 2012
Empty

My pet/street name: Abagail Walnut    {hahaha NO!}

I like "Little Engine" just fine. {Choo choo muthafcka! lol.}
Sep 23, 2012 from United States
FeeDen

Mine would be Mitzi Deane :)
Sep 23, 2012 from Warwickshire, United Kingdom
Vdub

I LOVE this thread.  I've been struggling with a stage name for a long time.  I don't perfomr (yet), but I want a FB page and I don't want to use my real name.  Awhile ago, a friend came up with Indigo Pole....I don't really like it.

Using the pet/street name my stage name would be Shep Easy...doesn't sound so good.   I lived on Easy Street..... I don't think I'd want to pair anything with the word "easy."

I kind of like my grandmother's name...Katherine.  I think it's strong and confident.  I also like Roxy for that same reason.

I love the outdoors so I'm thinking of using Sierra or Skye in my name. I like jewels too.

Ideas???

 
Sep 23, 2012 from Chicago, Illinois, United States
Dottie Von Boone

I am in love with pin-ups - so for now Von Boone ... Dottie Von Boone, it has a nice little ring to it! Red Lips, Victory Rolls, and red mary janes! le sigh...
Sep 24, 2012 from Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Mitzy Blue

Mitzy Dirt for the pet/street thing.
Not bad actually..... makes me think of cat litter though. I think I'd rather it be something like Mitzy Moon or somehting silly. I don't know... I've played with a lot of name ideas. I like my model name Storm Cat but it doesn't seem to fit as a pole name. Mitzy Blue? hmmmm.... I like that. Mitzy Blue.... I think I need to sleep/think on that.
Sep 24, 2012 from Pismo Beach, California, United States
Dottie Von Boone

@Stormcat - Mitzy Blue // Mitzey Blu is sexy!
Sep 24, 2012 from Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Mitzy Blue

XD Husband thought so too. I'm now Mitzy Blue instead of Stormcat. Geez I almost like this more as a modeling name too. *doom doom doom* It fits and I'm now in love with this name. :)
Sep 24, 2012 from Pismo Beach, California, United States
ChevaleresseMommy

Mine is Lilith Rayne. Favorite video game character and name of a movie character. Im a geek though. lol
Sep 25, 2012
Dottie Von Boone

@Mitzy - High5 Hubby! lol

@jnbkillen - As am I, so you get a High5, as well lol
Sep 25, 2012 from Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
themrsvw

hmmm... middle name street name for me would turn out as Sophie Lidstone. Not so sexy. :)
Oct 4, 2012 from Comox, British Columbia, Canada
Melt86
I've been toying with stage names for ages!
The pet.street combo would be Max Coalbrook which is more dirty porn star than pole dancer!
I do like taking just Brook though hhmm?
Thinking about other categories, Merlot is nice, I could be Melissa Merlot hahaha

Oct 5, 2012 from Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Melt86
Just googled it and realized Melissa Merlot is a comedian in the states. Whoops!
Oct 5, 2012 from Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
echo234

I took one of those classes in Vegas and had to come up with a stage name immediately.. everyone was going with Destiny and stuff.   I chose Luxery ... first letter same as mine and I've thru a lot medically so its a suprise that I can even begin to do this... I don't want to be the average girl anywhere... I wanted to be different and sought out..... my cert has "Luxxxury" as stage name lololol

 
Oct 21, 2012 from California, United States
stoneycook

Lets see, pet / street = Marshmellow Madison.

Not so sure about using that moniker.
Oct 21, 2012 from South Portland, Maine, United States
Saphyre

Here are a few of my options based on some of the above combos:

Mitty Neininger (maybe for a WWII film)

EmmeLu Salt (for a spy based porno)

EmmeLu Christy (for a take on Dr Zhivago)

Gummy Bear (for a cartoon version of a porno)

Champagne Gummy (for...I'm not sure)

EmmeLu Gray (my favorite for several reasons)

My sister picked my Veena web name because it is my birtstone. The original spelling was already taken, so I used Saphyre instead. It sounded mythical.
Oct 22, 2012 from Yorkville, Illinois, United States
abcollins1

My pet/ street name would be Ginger Lake, which is a pretty good porn name!!

However, i have an alter ego when i do fitness competitions, and her name is Lolita. It helps me get into the mindset to be fierce and flirty and own the stage. So far it has worked and i think i will stick with that.
Oct 22, 2012 from San Diego, California, United States
LilNinja

My pet/street name would really be a decent "stripper name" but not anything I would use at home (which for now, is the only thing I do) is Bridgette Dehil. (Dehil, pronounced D-hill) lmao.
Oct 22, 2012
SpyralBound

@Stoneycook, you could always turn Marshmallow into Marsha/Marcia - Marsha Madison isn't so bad! 

I've come up with two names, both related to my red hair - Ginger Snap or Blood Orange. I think Ginger Snap would be a cute burlesque name, if I did burlesque - heck, it's probably already taken. Blood Orange, I feel, is a little more original - and touches on the PAIN part of pole, LOL! Plus, mmmmm blood oranges. 

As for the "classics..."
Middle name/Street name - Angelina Pekin. Yawn. 
Pet name/Street name - Koko Allen. Not so bad - but Koko was a boy dog, and I feel Koko/Coco variations are pretty common for these kinds of things. 

I like trying to mix it up, though, if strictly following the rules turns out to be a bad name - I've lived on many streets  and have lived with many pets over the years, I'm sure there are some good combos in there. Too bad so many of my pets were males, though! 

I'd also say almost any name can end in something like "Lane" or "Lee" and sound good. One of the streets I lived on was Chimney Lane, that's not too bad! (Up for grabs for anyone who wants it, I'm sticking with Blood Orange.) 
Oct 23, 2012 from Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Ninja Sarah

If I were going with pet/street name mine would be: Cabby Media...Hmmm. Neh better go with the combination of  my first and last names: Sarward...Hmmm. That sucks too. How about Muffie Chotchky. Yes, I believe that sounds like me! 
Oct 23, 2012 from Overland, Missouri, United States
Mitzy Blue

@pankake - lol I'm not sure that he want's to be called marsha. XD
Oct 23, 2012 from Pismo Beach, California, United States
SpyralBound
Whoops! Lol, look who got caught not paying attention. >_
Oct 23, 2012 from Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
SpyralBound
Whoops! Lol, look who got caught not paying attention. >_
Oct 23, 2012 from Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
stoneycook

@Pankake.   You made me smile.
Of course my 3rd generation kitties were named Indiana and his twin brother was Parnelli.  Thus I guess Indiana Madison or Parenlli Madison would be an acceptable alternative.
Oct 23, 2012 from South Portland, Maine, United States
SpyralBound

Glad it didn't come across the wrong way, stoneycook. 

Now that I've actually LOOKED at your profile which I obviously skipped yesterday, LOL, I think you could skip the pet/street thing and use a stage name that reflects your diverse dance background. Maybe borrow from, or create a combo of, the names of some of your favorite ballet performers, sort of like the people at the top of the thread with favorite actors/characters?

Just a thought. I feel like I have to suggest *something* constructive after my gaffe. ;) 
Oct 24, 2012 from Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
blondezilla
Mine would be Bear Hillcrest. Yikes! Good thing I am a super beginner and not a male pornstar XD
Oct 25, 2012 from Milwaukee/Madison, Wisconsin, United States
JiggaLuv87

I go by quiet a few *takes deep*...the one Im using at the club now is "MizzBehave", before that I had: Jigga, Jazz, Jazzee, Slim, Blaque, Precious, Skye, and strangely enough my REAL name....Eboni. You can use one of mine if anything
Oct 26, 2012 from Miami, Florida, United States
JiggaLuv87

Forgot to ad my street/pet combo name would've been either "27 chowmane" or "Tiny Ali-baba" both are just AWFUL and made me realized I suck at naming pets
Oct 26, 2012 from Miami, Florida, United States
Dottie Von Boone

This by far is my favorite thread! lol 

I love everyone's creativity. 
Oct 30, 2012 from Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
MissStarr

If I used my first pet/street my name would be Baby Kalmia[www.studioveena.com] actually used Baby as my first stage name! I have been using my middle name for years now which is Starr. I also like any names that sound polynesian like Kaylani but I dont look like a Kaylani.Bella was another favorite of mine.
Oct 30, 2012 from Massachusetts, United States
MissStarr

Maybe your favorite Disney Princess? Ariel, SPINDERELLA, Belle, Tink, Jazmine, Aurora.....
Oct 30, 2012 from Massachusetts, United States
MissStarr

Maybe your favorite Disney Princess? Ariel, SPINDERELLA, Belle, Tink, Jazmine, Aurora.....
Oct 30, 2012 from Massachusetts, United States
Ferris

Mine's Trixie. dunno why. Just fit.
Nov 1, 2012 from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Nique

I took my middle name Monique and shortened it to Nique but pronounced it Nicky. 
Nov 2, 2012 from Oakdale, Pennsylvania, United States
Kira aka Raven Kai

I finally have a pole name :) I used to be Ollie (that was just my nickname lol) but now I'm Raven :) Kai is my pole family surname hahaha
Nov 2, 2012 from Up North, England, United Kingdom
PeggyRose
Going by pet/road name I'd be (going with first female pet, we had a gazillion male pets when I was born) Pepsi Drove!
My nan's name was marjory, but here nickname was Peggy. My birth flower is a rose, so that's what I'm going with for the moment. I have no middle name so can't do that one.
At the moment I'm choosing between Peggy rose and Pepsi rose. I like my actual name - Carys, but its not really pole dancer name material. Xxx
Nov 4, 2012 from Canterbury, England, United Kingdom
SusieMCcuite

What i do is i start with the second name i realley wanted so toxic

then i start with my fav flower  Viloit  

 ive they dont realley match i add some words so it ends like this

The Viliot thats toxic
Jan 2, 2013
litlbit

My pet/street name would be Bootsie Adams (All the streets when I was a kid where named after presidents!), lol  Oh, and for some reason I thought Steven Rechless used to be "Princeton"?
Jan 2, 2013 from Fargo, North Dakota, United States
tacha666
My pet / street name would be Maxi Old Castle (translated the street name). I definetly won't go with this...
My favorit movie character is Poison Ivy and my granny's maiden name is Sun Spring (also translated). But any Kombination of these words also sounds very stupid.
Jan 3, 2013 from Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
tacha666
My pet / street name would be Maxi Old Castle (translated the street name). I definetly won't go with this...
My favorit movie character is Poison Ivy and my granny's maiden name is Sun Spring (also translated). But any Kombination of these words also sounds very stupid.
Jan 3, 2013 from Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
tigerlillies
Mine would be tigerlillies used that name for ever so why not with pole
Jan 4, 2013 from georgia, United States
Kate92

With the pet/street thing, mine would be Clea St Edmund's. Sounds kinda posh and somewhat ridiculous 
Mar 8, 2013 from London, England, United Kingdom
Elektra Vallens

I can't believe I missed this thread until now!  For a long time I had difficulty coming up with a stage name.  The pet/street thing comes out to "Blizzard Darlington" which def sounds like porn to me.  Then I was doing some research on languages (Linear B, the writing system that Greek was written in before the Greek alphabet existed) and realized that Elektra is my real name, Amber, in Greek.  I ended up getting so into it, I now have a small tattoo of "Elektra" in Linear B. As for the Vallens part, it comes from the movie Blue Velvet- it's the last name of Isabella Rossellini's character.

So there you go: Elektra Vallens is my stage name, although I prefer just "Elektra."  
Mar 8, 2013 from Boston, Massachusetts, United States
jesikah6
This thread was SO MUCH FUN to read through!! It definitely has me wanting to give myself a pole name. If I went with pet/street, I would be Jasper Highland. Kinda porn-ish if you ask me. LOL I'm definitely going to start brainstorming!!
Jan 7, 2014 from Phoenix-ish, Arizona, United States
Polebull
My pet/street would be Lady Kennedy (kind of sounds like a madam!)
Jan 7, 2014 from New Jersey, United States
SmilingFox
polebull... I like that actually. that's a refined dancer's stage name.
Jan 7, 2014 from TX, United States
Shortie1509
Hey guys, I'm new here :)

I'm also thinking about a stage name but there's so many names I like, it's a nightmare trying to narrow it down. I want something normal sounding but a bit different (if that's possible haha). I like the idea of using favourite characters. The name that's calling out to me most is Luna Belle - Luna from Harry Potter and Belle from Beauty and the Beast. I've googled it and Luna Belle is actually more popular than I thought but there's not hundreds of people with the name. So to make it sound a bit different I wanted to add a unique last name to it, but I don't know what :(

My pet/street name would be Tilly Preston haha
Jun 5, 2014 from United Kingdom
Tropicalpole
Great thread.
Barley Keswick is pet/st - hmmmm.
If I was a drag queen I would like to have 2 personas: Juanita Maneater, a feisty Latina housewife and Helena Handcart, an upperclass Englishwoman who doesn't give a rat's ass and is always drunk.

[has discussed this too much with camp gay friends]

If I had a performance name? Liberty Spinner.
Because I feel freedom when I'm flying and spinning round.
Jun 5, 2014 from Cayman Islands
johnssdeere
Oh what a funny thread if I used my pet/st name I'd be Toto Blueit... Horrible...y funny. Sounds more like hardcore porn.

I actually really like the name Luna Belle for a stage name!
Jun 5, 2014 from California, United States
johnssdeere
I've used Louise Carrington in the past. She was a little more refined than I am. And my street name (like when I was out with the girls not as in streetwalker) was Roxy.
Jun 5, 2014 from California, United States
grayeyes
My pet/street name would be Niki South Dixie, which I kinda like.
Jun 5, 2014 from United States
Tropicalpole
Shortie
What about Luna Belladonna?
Belladonna means beautiful lady; it's also a plant which causes the skin to flush, heart to race and pupils dilate - mimicking the effects of sexual excitement. Elizabethan ladies used it to look beautiful - it's a deadly poison in large doses.
:)
Jun 5, 2014 from Cayman Islands
PoleTigressV
Haha this is cool! I've been humming and haring on Lila Grace? This is a fun idea :)
Jun 6, 2014 from Australia
PoleTigressV
Going off pet/street name I would be Genni Beckham hahaha mmm nope...
Jun 6, 2014 from Australia
Amiloo
haha! some of these are really funny!

my pet/street is very boring! Khaleesi Woodland!
Jun 6, 2014 from Reigate, England, United Kingdom
Shortie1509
@Tropicalpole ooo I love that!! Luna Belladonna... Sounds beautiful, I like that it's sexy and sometimes deadly hehe. Thank you :)
Jun 6, 2014 from United Kingdom
Jenn1989
Lol if I go with my first pet/street I would be Bonsey Windemere, not very sexy! If I go with current, I'd be Mya Brodie, a little better! :D
Jun 6, 2014 from Ontario, Canada
zuzulya
Super fun thread! My pole name would be Monterrey Diego.....street/city born in.....Zuzulya is my belly dance name--it's the Gypsy equivalent of my real name,Julie, which means youthful. Thanks for asking about this...it's fun!
Jun 6, 2014 from MN, United States
SToast
Ha ha. Okay, mine, according to the pet/street thing, would be Dusty Canyon. Not good.
Jun 7, 2014
 
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