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GothFrogette
GothFrogette

grumpy poorly froggy
Location: Nuneaton
Member Since: 10th Oct 2004
Total posts: 3999
Posted:i need, or am at least thinking about having a stage name.
i have no idea what which is where you come in handy.:D hug

so my questions i set you are

1 do you have one?
2 if you had one what would you call yourself and why?

Any ideas for mine are welcome too hug hug


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Fine_Rabid_Dog
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Posted:Whats wrong with GothFrogette? smile

Nope... no stage names.... good old Henry does me fine smile


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EpsilonKias
EpsilonKias

Note to self... Fur + Fire = Hurt.
Location: Bloomfield Indiana. USA
Member Since: 20th Feb 2005
Total posts: 107
Posted:Well... I have a nickname my friends gave me

1: "Singe" It's my nickname IRL

2:When I finaly get on stage i'll probly use that name as my stage name.


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=Flashpoint=
=Flashpoint=

Pasta of Muppets
Location: in the interwebs...
Member Since: 1st Sep 2004
Total posts: 2719
Posted:I, if and when ever I turn pro acting, will use my firt name and my middle name...

Peter Hollins

As for firedancing, i would prob use "Flashpoint" or alternatively "White Knight"


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spritie
spritie

Pooh-Bah
Location: Galveston, TX
Member Since: 9th Sep 2001
Total posts: 2014
Posted:Think of the image you want to portray while on stage...is it cutsy, is it serious, is it whimsical, etc. and maybe go from there?

My stage name is my real first name. It just fits my image and who I am when performing. Using a stage name to me would just seem very fake and that would come across in my spinning. That being said, I know some people who perform under their HOP name. I know some people that use the same name for belly dancing and fire spinning. Their name has sort of become an extension of who they are and their performing style.

So, what sort of style are you using (assuming this is a spinning name and not a play/actor type thing)? Do you want to be seen as having some sort of attitude? Do you want to be fairy-like? I'd say figure that out first, and then look for names with those characteristics.


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Socks
Socks

Arf! Can I have a biscut?
Location: North America, Mid West
Member Since: 28th Nov 2004
Total posts: 288
Posted:Well "Socks" isn't my real name, but I use it. It's the best middle ground of a cute name, and somthing you'd probably call a dog. But for me it's also the level of 'costume' I get into. It's persona and performance, and it's much more entertaining than my "real name", which I hate.

And how'd I get it? I didn't name myself, I'll just leave it at that.


I'm weird. Just work through that and we'll all be fine.

"If you are a dog and your owner suggests that you wear a sweater suggest that he wear a tail." - Fran Lebowitz

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SNOOPoi
SNOOPoi

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: At the bottom of the garden wi...
Member Since: 13th Jun 2002
Total posts: 3380
Posted:my stage name would be Edie Ellis after my Nan who's name was Edith. or maybe Alice Ellis coz Alice was her middle name.

i am also miss-chievous but thats just for fun...


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thegreatnoname
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Location: under your bed
Member Since: 6th Jun 2005
Total posts: 58
Posted:I always go by nicknames, and I have many. Every person I meet seems to give me a new one, but as for stage names I would use the name I use here.

Isn't sanity a one trick pony? Rational thought is all you get but when you are crazy the sky is the limit.

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Hubert_Cumberdale
Hubert_Cumberdale

[psylocibin fingerbobe].
Location: London
Member Since: 11th Dec 2004
Total posts: 479
Posted:Never had one but I would choose "Nick Name"

geddit?

(crap isn't it.. I'm sure you could do better)

ps. hope all's well smile


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Pele
Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA
Member Since: 15th Dec 2000
Total posts: 6193
Posted:Pele is my stage name. Been using it the better part of a decade and now more people globally know me as it than my real name.
As such, make sure it is something you like, whenever you do use it...and check to make sure that it is not already in use by doing a google for it.

Mine was given as a nickname based on my temper and a Volcano where my friend grew up...not at all on the goddess nor the soccer player. It just ended up being coincidental the whole fire and goddess thing.

Before that I switched characters alot and came up with names...let's see I have played...

Bernadette aka Birdie... she was very flighty and upbeat. She was a Ren. Faire street character. 2 years.

Mary Margaret Brahms aka Maggie the Matchgirl. Dickens festival lunatic. I played her for 5 years.

Lillian Moira Marie Catherine Elizabeth Rhiannon McShae...you can call her Lilly. She was a doxy for my stage shows at Ren., not pure like her name would hint at.

There have been others, but each has a story to the name and each has a deeper meaning for me than just a name, as each..including Pele, is a fully developed character who is a bit different than me. Though I have to admit, over the years the line between me and "Pele" has become quite blurry.

And why did I take a stage name for fire/circus stuff? Because I had a couple stalker incedents which were frightful, so the real name thing has never sat well with me personally.


Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

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roarfire
roarfire

comfortably numb
Location: The countryside
Member Since: 8th Jul 2004
Total posts: 2676
Posted:If I ever get to stage I would probably use roarfire.

I can imagine a host for the performance saying...

"Ladies and Gentlemen.....'ROOOARRRFIREEE!'

*smiles*


.All things are beautiful if we take the time to look.

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Seb
Seb

Penguin of Mass Destruction and Tricky Bugger to the court of Claire the Askew
Location: Check behind you.
Member Since: 5th May 2005
Total posts: 642
Posted:Oooh, I've thought about this a bit for myself...I do magic and I looked for a stage name a bunch last year...Chet Nebod was one I thoght of but dosen't fit anymore...the last name was from this Nac Mac Feegle as it happens, some of you will know who I'm talking about, and I don't really remember the rest from when i was thinking up magician ones. Recently I've been thinking of using Dorian or Dorian Clockwork (Clockwork's a nicname I have at school cos I wear a tophat that looks like Alex's from A Clockwork orange) or some other last name. Penguin of Mass Destruction I also thought about, and I'm thinking that last one would make a better name for a troupe than an individual performer. The advice about fitting your name to your theme is either really quite good or corny, and I suspect could be either depending on how it gets handled. #Goes off to eventually think through the idea of fitting his stageneme to whatever his act's like#

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Property of mynci and blu_valley, and proud of it.

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lauz the caterpilla
lauz the caterpilla

goddess of all things slimey and an interchangeable insect!
Location: nottingham - the land of oppor...
Member Since: 18th May 2005
Total posts: 2443
Posted:well i dont have an actual stage name but i *censored*star name lol

kinky rogers

also known as
lauz
rainbow
caterpilla
and stupid
hehehe


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Fine_Rabid_Dog
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Posted:you dont have to censor the word porn.

look.... porn porn porn i porn and a splash of porno and pornography smile


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lauz the caterpilla
lauz the caterpilla

goddess of all things slimey and an interchangeable insect!
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Posted:lol i'm protecting the little boys who do dirty things when alone helping them is not an option of mine lol

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Fine_Rabid_Dog
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Posted:smile

the youngest guy on here, Havokist, is by no means innocent... no one on here needs protecting from the big bad world wink


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lauz the caterpilla
lauz the caterpilla

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Posted:but you do more than any one my dear hehehe

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Fine_Rabid_Dog
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Posted:ubbangel tongue

The existance of flamethrowers says that someone, somewhere, at sometime said "I need to set that thing on fire, but it's too far away."

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lauz the caterpilla
lauz the caterpilla

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Location: nottingham - the land of oppor...
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Posted:can i be your pretend mummy and if any one is nasty too you i'll tell them off hehe

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Fine_Rabid_Dog
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Posted:erm.... oooookaaaay....

whatever floats your boat... tongue

Anywho.... offtopic

stage names... erm... nope. I have no imagination, so I would just pick something lame, tacky, and vomit induceingly cheesy smile


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Shu
Shu

Retro Fyre Wizzard
Location: Pietermaritzburg (KZN)
Member Since: 19th Apr 2005
Total posts: 538
Posted:Shu does me fine!



it's a long story, and my real name is... very common! way to common!



What's wrong with GothFrogette? or Frogette!


Regards hug

Shu
(Ice-E FyreStorm - Group Manager & Performer)

You know those people your parentals warned you about?... I'M ONE OF THEM! ubbloco
Yes, i do bite!!

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lauz the caterpilla
lauz the caterpilla

goddess of all things slimey and an interchangeable insect!
Location: nottingham - the land of oppor...
Member Since: 18th May 2005
Total posts: 2443
Posted:how about you go for something like lola kane
i dont know i'm weird

dont hurt my child people!!!!


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GothFrogette
GothFrogette

grumpy poorly froggy
Location: Nuneaton
Member Since: 10th Oct 2004
Total posts: 3999
Posted:ok sorry its taken me ages to actually post.

i have never really thought about using Gothfrogette or frogette. the name was given to me by a really good friend after an internet incident with my ex.

Sprite : hug you have made some very good points that i have not thought about before. i hate my real name so that really isn't an option and i think i would perform much better if i had an alter ego. As for my style i don't know if i have one, i just kinda spin and go with the flow.

Pele : WOW thats quite a few names and i was wandering about how the name Pele came about too. hug most people i have spoken to don't use their real names for similar reasons to you but i don't think many have actually been stalked. that must of been really scary hug hug hug i get my psycho ex hunting round the net doing the same thing (as i said before this why i have changed my online name a few times...no more though he doesn't scare me and as far as i am concerned he has far too much time on his sad little hands. *hmmmmm i wonder if he's reading this too and yes he does come on Hop umm)

anyway back on topic....

Seb : i like clockwork

FRD : hug we shall have to sit down and have a weeee think i am sure i could come up with some names once we get talking properly at Fal. or you could just use Cheese. i have recently watched an episode of fosters home for imaginary friends and fell in love with cheese. its sooo funny. the episode is called Mac Daddy. go find and if you find a pic of cheese can i have it.:D infact you kinda remind me of Mac


and i am still undecided. *Sigh. This sucks.


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Mags The Jedi
Mags The Jedi

Fool
Location: Cornwall, UK
Member Since: 30th May 2004
Total posts: 2020
Posted:I was born with a stage name. I've even thought about just dropping my other names and becoming just "Magnus". But then i'd never be able to travel round Scandinavia without causing major confusion. smile

Magnus or Mags the Jedi generally do for me. When we perform we're often fairly nameless and part of a larger ensemble, so it hasn't really come up yet.

"That-idiot-with-the-fire" is quite a common name for me in Falmouth...

devil


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GothFrogette
GothFrogette

grumpy poorly froggy
Location: Nuneaton
Member Since: 10th Oct 2004
Total posts: 3999
Posted:ubblol

Mags is a good name


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Fearpig
Fearpig

member - tee hee "member"
Location: Bethnal Green, London
Member Since: 6th Sep 2003
Total posts: 279
Posted:I either use Fearpig or FireDevil for spinning....

Although our troupe is FireFlyz
and my production company is Pixie Productions.

Why not use GothFrogette? its not likely to pull many hits on Google other that stuff you post....

I suppose thats another consideration. Do you want people to do a search on you as a performer and find your social chats on HOP?


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Frederick the Reckless
Frederick the Reckless

Troupe Leader and founder, Fire and Steel
Location: Oregon
Member Since: 5th Aug 2004
Total posts: 241
Posted:mine is Frederick the Reckless, due to the fact that i do so many different fire acts, to include breathing and eating, as well as transfers. the firewhip is the most dangerous PROP (the most dangerous ACT hands down is fire breathing... well known) and i use that as well. add to that all the other props i use, and the moves i use (i.e. breathing fire through a cartwheel on one hand) and it's not hard to see why i chose the name.

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Noddy
Noddy

Toe Poking Bad Boy
Location: Lake District UK
Member Since: 25th Jul 2004
Total posts: 2865
Posted:Nd13

Remember.........YOU LOSE!!!

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GothFrogette
GothFrogette

grumpy poorly froggy
Location: Nuneaton
Member Since: 10th Oct 2004
Total posts: 3999
Posted:Written by: Fearpig


I suppose thats another consideration. Do you want people to do a search on you as a performer and find your social chats on HOP?



no that doesn't bother me. lol


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GothFrogette
GothFrogette

grumpy poorly froggy
Location: Nuneaton
Member Since: 10th Oct 2004
Total posts: 3999
Posted:Written by: Frederick the Reckless

the moves i use (i.e. breathing fire through a cartwheel on one hand) and it's not hard to see why i chose the name.



eek ooooooh now that i want to see


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Frederick the Reckless
Frederick the Reckless

Troupe Leader and founder, Fire and Steel
Location: Oregon
Member Since: 5th Aug 2004
Total posts: 241
Posted:Written by: GothFrogette


eek ooooooh now that i want to see


no problem, it's in my troupe's yahoo group... it would be in my gallery, but it's an animated .gif file, and it's too huge for the space i have... (mental sticky note: must shop on HOP to get more gallery space...) but here's the link to the group:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/fireandsteel/

apply, and i wll let you in... it's in files/sneak previews/wheeloffire.gif lemme know what you think!


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