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Peter is off-line
03 August 2012 08:50
peterbuchanphoto
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peterbuchanphoto
Location
United Kingdom
West Yorkshire
Leeds

On the topic of model names and Ians point about uniqueness: The obsession with alt models calling themselves "european-sounding-name de/von play-on-words"... is this just people wanting to be dita von teese clones or is there a convention?


Steven Jardine is off-linePlatinum Member
03 August 2012 14:38
RedChecker
Photographer
RedChecker
Location
United Kingdom
Buckinghamshire
Stoke Mandeville

Quote from peterbuchanphoto
On the topic of model names and Ians point about uniqueness: The obsession with alt models calling themselves "european-sounding-name de/von play-on-words"... is this just people wanting to be dita von teese clones or is there a convention?



I think it's all derived around burlesque / performer culture in general.  I've got a couple of DVT books (for the pictures) but seem to remember an article in one of them explaining the concept of these grandiose names.

Still, they're infinitely better than something like:   XXXsexymummyslut69
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03 August 2012 14:45
JadedRed
Model


Quote from IainT
Although it may or may not necessarily apply to you, in that i dont know what your asperations are, for models who want to make a career out of modelling, choice of name is quite important. I think for an art nude model something memorable and classy helps with the image the model is trying to present. Ivory Flame is a good example. For glamour/adult, a believable, fairly unique name helps as your popularity depends on fan base and searchability. You want a name which will be fairly unique in terms of searchability, it also really needs to be a first and second name, rather than just a first, most webmasters now insist on this as i believe it is now pretty much a requirement for a lot of the promo gallery sites and helps greatly with searchability. Danielle Maye is a good example of a name for this genre



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03 August 2012 15:24
JennyWren
Model
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I wish I had picked a better name when I first signed up, bit worried that my model name is too linkable to me. It's not my real name, but it is a name I have been known as in my past.

It's not so much an issue to me as I do not shoot above implied, but it could/can be an issue to girls who wish to pursue higher levels as IainT says.
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gerryquiff is off-lineSilver Member
03 August 2012 17:05
gerryquiff
Photographer
gerryquiff
Location
United Kingdom
Lanarkshire
Bonnie Scotland

Quote from JennyWren
I wish I had picked a better name when I first signed up, bit worried that my model name is too linkable to me. It's not my real name, but it is a name I have been known as in my past. It's not so much an issue to me as I do not shoot above implied, but it could/can be an issue to girls who wish to pursue higher levels as IainT says.



Don't worry Clementine, nobody would ever guess your name 
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04 August 2012 08:11
AbiHillModel
Model


I just use a shortened version of my real name, which is not available in its full state on the internet anyways. I didn't want to use a pseudo when I got my break through pageants because obviously i have to use my real name for those (or the shorter version) and I thought for the sake of continuity to keep my actual name and just shorten it.

I don't plan on getting naked any time soon so i dont see why i need a pseudo as much...
http://www.wix.com/abihill/official


Hannah Ashlea is off-line
07 August 2012 04:34
HannahAshlea
Model
HannahAshlea
Location
United Kingdom
Northamptonshire
Northampton

http://pinuppixels.com/2012/04/pick-your-perfect-model-pseudonym/?doing_wp_cron=1344331984.5637640953063964843750

T
he above is an excerpt from Anita De Bauch's upcoming book all about picking a model pseudonym
Professional Fashion, Latex and Nude model ~ Brunette ~ Freckles ~ www.hannahashlea.blogspot.com


Skymouse is off-lineGold Member
07 August 2012 05:58
skymouse
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skymouse
Location
United Kingdom
London
London

"Your name will go on the list!" "Don't tell him, Pike!"
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