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  1. #1
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    Stage Name Help?! Tribal Fusion with a Steampunk Twist

    I am so excited to be posting this thread! I have been daydreaming of stage names ever since I was invited to join my dance troupe a couple of months ago. Now I'm an official member, we have a show coming up in January (my first! squee!!), and my teacher/troupe leader said the magic words: time to pick a stage name!

    I need to have this nailed down in the next few days because we're meeting again soon for a practice session, so I think a little Berry-sourcing is in order to help me brainstorm!

    We are an alternative bellydance troupe, so not your typical tribal fusion. We have a very steampunk vibe, our troupe name is T w i s t e d G e a r z, we dance to dubstep and alternative rock more than world music, and our costuming is super theatrical and over the top. I really want a name that reflects our unique style. Something that could belong in a steampunk novel. Even though I love names like Scheherazade and Esmeralda, they seem to give off more of an eastern vibe, not enough copper and gears

    My fellow dancers are R o u g e P e n d u l e, F a i r u z a M o o n, and Z a h n.

    Ideas I've considered so far:
    Parthenia - I've been crushing on this one forever, and recently fallen for the combo Parthenia Nyx. I'm not sure how well it translates into the steampunk vibe though, and I wonder if she sounds a bit pretentious?
    Lilith - I love the spookiness of this one, but not sure about the soft sounds. Plus, she might be a bit too stereotypically gothic.
    Farasha - I love this name, but I crossed her off the list because she's too close to F a i r u z a, she's all soft sounds with no industrial edge, and I think she belongs more in the Scheherazade camp
    Juliet Dark - Total guilty pleasure, immediately scratched because it's an author's pseudonym, and I don't want to be so blatantly unoriginal.
    Pandora - This is my front-runner right now. I love the mythology connection, I love the strong sounds, I love the badass vibe, and I love the drama. I think she could fit in a steampunk context. This is the one I will use if I don't fall for any new suggestions. I haven't decided whether I will have a second name...I like the idea, but so far nothing jumps out at me.

    ETA: I'm adding a few more that I've considered and crossed off, to help with feeling out the style that I'm looking for.
    Wilhelmina - I love the flow and the connection to Dracula. I don't like that to people who aren't familiar with the story, it will seem very flat and "normal."
    Titania - I waver on this one. Who wouldn't want to be named after the Queen of the Fairies?? And it sounds vaguely steampunk, like titanium. I just don't like the "tit" bit and worry it would be pretentious to name oneself after the Fairy Queen.
    Myristica - I love that it's related to the exotic spiciness of nutmeg and it looks like mysticism. I'm just not sure it fits the vibe of the troupe.
    Vashti - I love the lush exotic bad girl feel. I don't like that it's so short.
    Bellatrix - Again, I love the edgy bad girl vibe, and the celestial connection appeals to me. But it's way too connected to Harry Potter...no one would even think of the star.

    I cannot wait to see what my beloved Berries come up with! So so excited, you don't even know ^_^
    Last edited by sleepysessha; December 1st, 2013 at 12:10 AM. Reason: added some examples
    Zion Nathaniel ~ Solomon Fable ~ Balthazar Wolf ~ Malachi Sparrow nn Kai ~ Tobias Rowan ~ Endymion _____ nn Ender ~ Caspian _____
    Alice Willow ~ Ophelia Wren ~ Lucia Pearl ~ Eve Wisteria nn Evie ~ Cosima Rose ~ River _____

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    Narnia Rose, Luna Seraphine, Astoria nn Story, Illyria, Serafina, Soraya, Faerydae
    Orion Melchior North, Tobias Loki, Edmund, Frost, Oberon, Kenshin, Remiel, Atreyu

  2. #3
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    Ooo! Stage names and steampunk names are a speciality of mine! If you want to try on a uniquely personalized anagrammed name, just give me a scramble (for privacy) of your first, middle, and last names, and I'll anagram a stage/steampunk name out of that for you that no one else will have. I have a long-running steampunk names topic going over at BrassGoggles.com.

    If you need an example of what I do, check out this thread:

    http://nameberry.com/nametalk/thread...le-s-Anagrams)

    -- Nephele

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    Ooh, the dance troupe sounds awesome! I love being onstage, though for me it's theatre, not dance.

    Not sure exactly what you're looking for, but I could see these names on a dancer:
    Galatea
    Lysistrata
    Antoinetta
    Arcadia
    Thalia
    Valencia
    Esclarimonde
    Hestia
    Pomona
    Azélie
    Calliope
    Viveca
    ~Love names, literature, royals and horses~ <3

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    Nephele's anagrams are amazing, definitely take advantage of that... she's probably got you covered, but I did want to mention the name Evadne. I love her, I think she sounds mystical and dramatic... not sure if you think she could work in steampunk, but I could see it.

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