When you get a job at RI Dolls in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, the first thing you’ll have to do is come up with a stripper name. If this is your first job, you’ll be starting from scratch. If you’ve had a job as a dancer at a gentlemen’s club before, you might want to use the name that you used in the past but you may also consider starting over from scratch. It depends on your past experiences and whether or not you want to take them with you.
Your stripper name helps you keep your real life and your true identity separate from your job. This can be important. You should choose a name that you’re proud of. How? Here’s a few tips to choose your new stripper name:
#1 – Decide what type of name you want.
The first thing you need to decide is if you want a “real” name like Melissa, or a “stripper” name like Bambi. Today, exotic dancers are going with more mainstream names that they can use for their entire career, no matter where they work. There are some upscale clubs where a silly stripper name like Sugarpuff just won’t fly.
#2 – Brainstorm on paper.
Grab some paper and a pen and start making a list of any names that you like that pop into your mind. You can think about the names of spices, cities, expensive cars, and flowers to get your creative juices flowing. A few popular names used today include Amber, Jenna, Jessica, Sapphire, Jade, Lexus, Dallas, and Vixen. The point of this exercise is to make a list of as many names as possible to help you find the perfect one for you.
#3 – Narrow down your list.
Now, go back over your list and cross out any that you definitely don’t want. If possible, narrow it down to three names you like best. If your mind is spinning, you may want to hold off on narrowing down your list for a day or so while your mind mulls over the names you’ve been thinking about. Say a few different names out loud. Look in the mirror and call yourself by some of the names on the list. Notice if any of the names feel more like “you” than other ones.
#4 – Are your names already taken?
You want to have a unique stripper name that no one else in the club is using. This can be hard if you really like some of the most popular names like Amber, Lauren, and Mercedes. First, Google your top names to see if anything comes up in your area. If you get a lot of results, don’t choose that name. If you already have a club in mind that you’d like to work at, go there and ask the manager, bartender, waitress, or a dancer if someone in the club is using any of the names you’re considering. Since no dancer is guaranteed a job at a particular strip club, you should visit a couple of them in your area and ask the same question.
#5 – Does someone else have a name that rhymes with yours?
While talking with workers in your local strip clubs, also ask if there are any dancers with names that rhyme with your potential names. Think of how confusing it could be if you choose the name Roxy and another stripper already uses the name Foxy. It would be pretty embarrassing if the DJ calls out your name on the microphone and you get on stage, only to find out he really called someone else.
#6 – Choose your stripper name.
Now that you’ve narrowed down your list of names to three that you really like, and you’ve verified that there are no other dancers in your area with that name or a similar name that rhymes, it’s time to make your decision. You can ask family and friends, or other strippers, what they think is the best name for you. The ideal name you choose should create attention and interest from customers. A good name can be the perfect conversation starter with a customer and could ultimately increase your tips.
If you’re still having trouble deciding on a name, grab your laptop and tap into the Internet. There are countless baby name websites where you can browse thousands of names and their meanings. That might be exactly what you need to choose the perfect stripper name for you. Once you’ve decided upon a name, make sure you use it at all times while you’re working, even among other dancers and especially with customers, so you can keep your personal information private and safe.