How have names like Madison, Eve, Ebony, Tamara, Savannah, Scarlett, Bella, Anastasia, Desiree, Kimberly etc. made it to your list of "stripper names"? Apart from a few exceptions (Candy, Cookie, Diamond, Jewel), I honestly don't associate the majority of those names with pole dancing at all. I don't know, I think it's kinda rude to mark some names as "stripper names" (which isn't really the most flattering mark on a name). In theory, any name could be a "stripper name".
I saw someone suggested Electra and Raina and Im just sitting here like.. what?
A variation of my name is actually on the OP list. I fail to see how Angel, Anastasia, Eve, Madison, Tamara, Jasmine, Roxanne, Savannah, and Jewel are stripper names, as they have all been on my list at one point or another. Perhaps most ridiculous is Bella... Isnt that in the top ten? Well if these are "stripper" names, I guess I have a stripper name, and so will my daughter. I mean Ruby? Really? Next im gonna hear Pearl too, right? I mean you might as well add my whole list if Madison and Kimberly qualify.
I woudl define "stripper name" as akin to "cheap sounding". Not necessarily inidicative of a woman who will end up stripping for a living, but a trashy name nonetheless. However, I don't have any favourites because, well, who has favourite stripper names? I agree that the following are cheap sounding names...
I don't agree that these are "stripper names" at all...
fwiw, I am a strippper. Dancer's stage names actually mostly follow larger baby naming trends and sound like real names.
I have worked with women who danced as:
Some women do have stage names that are quirkier word names. I know real strippers who use these names and I've always liked them:
Stripping is a job. Many of us who do it don't find it to be inherently negative. Certainly not everyone can or should do this work, but I'd be careful about assuming that the names we give our work personas are thereafter tainted. Most women's names have probably been used by a stripper as her stage name at some point.
Creating an alter ego that has a name other than the one we were born with, possibly a fantastic one, is one of the most fun things about stripping. I would think most name nerds could sympathize with that?
Other real strippers I have known:
Also, there is some confusion in the thread as to whether the op was asking for the street (real) names given to women who later become strippers, or their stage names. Let me clarify that the real names of women who later become strippers are a wide selection of names from their birth era.
My suspicion is that the op was asking for stage names. Which are more interesting, anyway.
Hahaa my daughter's middle made the list! Honestly, the wearer of the name is what makes a name stripperish or not. Peaches could be a stripper...or a Brit socialite. Trinity could be a stripper...or a Puritan settler. Give me any stripper name and I could picture a more moral wearer. I guess what you're getting at is- names that are flirty, sexy, fun, not-so-serious, and I like plenty of names that fit with that.
Some of these like Eve & Brooke are hard to even find a glimpse of stripperishness in! Maybe they just have a negative association for you, but those two strike me as especially classy & pretty much as unsexy as you could get!
Destiny is Miley Cyrus' birth name... so we've all heard of a whorish Destiny!
That being said, whilst i fully understand why Peaches is a stripper name, I still love this name. I'd never give it to my child for obvious stereotypical reasons but I like it as a nickname.
Peaches Honeyblossom Geldof and Fifi Trixibelle Geldof are my fave celeb names.
Yes shame on me I know!
These are all names of strippers I have known. I used to waitress in a few strip clubs when I was very young. I don't have a directly negative connotation towards strippers the way most of you do. I think there are far trashier professions, to be honest. Most strippers are from sexually abusive backgrounds or drug addicted. I don't judge women who have had a hard knock life so harshly.
Originally Posted by dantea
Strippers tend to pick whimsical, naturey, exotic, or trendy names. Madison is probably the most common stripper name I know of. Ginger is also pretty common.
I have known strippers with my first and middle names and have no doubt there are plenty if strippers named Diana, and I plan to name my daughter that. \
I haven't met any strippers named Joann, Mary, Margarite, Mabel, Etc. That doesn't mean those are better names.
I don't find stripping to be the worst thing a woman can do. I don't really approve, but it's not my body nor is it my place to wave the "don't be a stripper" flag :P
Angel Starr (yea I know, it's a 'stripperish' spelling) is my name and with my maiden name (Cash) added....yea. I know my name is a stripperish name >.< Angel Starr Cash is also a decent looking porn star according to google image searches. It's my name and I love it and I'M not a stripper nor am I a porn star :P
My sisters name has made it onto these lists too -- Amber Dawn. >.<
EDIT -- The poster above me included my spelling of Starr and the name I call my grandma -- Mimi. My family is full of strippery names :P