Model nicknames

18 posts
2 Aug 2012
Do you think its a good idea to use a "model name" instead of your own? Does it help in any way x

Posted 2 Aug 2012
IainT
Photographer
IainT
www.iainthomson.com/getting-naked-on-the-internet

Posted 2 Aug 2012
Edited by IainT 2 Aug 2012
Plymjack
Photographer
Plymjack
IainT is 100% correct, the only think I would add is that as face recognition software improves (as it surely will over the next 1-3 years) it wont matter as someone will be able to search the internet for "face" images in the same way we google names today.

Posted 2 Aug 2012
yes.
Posted 2 Aug 2012
RedChecker
Photographer
RedChecker
It's only of any use if you include things/words like XOXO, sexy, XXX, MILF, horny etc. in the username.
Posted 3 Aug 2012
Socialdisaster
Photographer
Socialdisast..
RedChecker
It's only of any use if you include things/words like XOXO, sexy, XXX, MILF, horny etc. in the username.
You forgot "mum". The really classy ones are more like "sexc.X.mum.X"
Posted 3 Aug 2012
RedChecker
Photographer
RedChecker
I noticed one the other day who had boozy or something like that in her name



Posted 3 Aug 2012
skymouse
Photographer
skymouse
A well-chosen model nickname will be easier for people to remember. If you choose one that's unique, they won't get you mixed up with other models. A good test is to google some names and if you see loads of people with that name then it's not a very unique name and less useful for publicity.

It also helps if the name isn't dumb.

On another score, having one model name for this grenre and another model name for another genre isn't worth the effort, because people will soon enough make the connection and web sites will list all your nicknames togthers as "aka's". FUrthermore, your real name will possibly eventually get thrown in the mix, whether you want it or not. So you m,ay very well carefully have decided that you're "Tina Lee" for art nude and fashion, and other names for hardcore adult. But as far as the Internet as concerned, you're "TIna Leee e.k. Tina Suckem a.k.a. ShadowLightGrl, a.k.a. [ you real name here ] and can be found on the following sites: www.arsesstuffedtothemax.com, gorgeouslandscape.com, edgyfashiongirl.com, snidgeleysouthcameraclub.co.uk, gangfuckedbyescapedconvicts.com etc.

Note: all names above are invented and don't refer to actual people or web sites.
Posted 3 Aug 2012
Edited by skymouse 3 Aug 2012
Socialdisaster
Photographer
Socialdisast..
skymouse
It also helps if the name isn't dumb.
Joking aside, this is so true and also really pompous names - although this is more the domain of photographers with issues. Memorability is definitely the key, I think. I'm sitting here at a pc and I can't see a forum thread but I can name people... redchecker, fizzy, chrissiered, N-A_photography, IainT, zombiecandy, stuart... what do these names have in common? they arn't silly, they are memorable.
Posted 3 Aug 2012
IainT
Photographer
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

Posted 3 Aug 2012
peterbuchanphoto
Photographer
peterbuchanp..
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?

Posted 3 Aug 2012
RedChecker
Photographer
RedChecker
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
Posted 3 Aug 2012
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


Try getting inspiration from 80s toys:

http://brunching.com/pornorpony.html
Posted 3 Aug 2012
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.

Posted 3 Aug 2012
gerryquiff
Photographer
gerryquiff
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 
Posted 3 Aug 2012
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