One of the first things you have to do when you get into webcam modeling is choose a name. This is a really important decision, but for those with limited experience or guidance it can be easy to screw up. I don’t want to throw anyone under the bus, but I know for a fact at least a few of the camgirls I know wish they could get a mulligan on the name thing. Here are my two cents on what makes a good stage name and a couple of ways to come up with one.
Choose a Name That People Will Enjoy Saying
Nobody wants to call you “Xxsmokeweed420xX”; it really doesn’t roll off the tongue.
Choose a name people can become familiar with and make sure it’s a name you will like. It can be a name you think is pretty, one you think suits you well, or one that has some special meaning to you.
You want your name to sound sexy, so avoid guttural sounds and internal hard sounds. Also stay clear of names that sound funny (eg. Edna Carbunkle, Gertrude Bullafarht).
It also helps if the name is memorable. Some ways you can do this include:
- Using alliteration
- Keeping the name to three or four syllables
- Including a provocative word
Just look at any list of popular porn stars for great examples of this (i.e. Kendra Lust, Sasha Grey, Jenna Haze, Alexis Texas).
Be Creative and Strategic When Choosing Your Alias
For those of you into fetish modelling or with an “edgier” persona, a “Gothic” sounding word in your name helps attract the right kind of customer. Again, we can look to fetish porn stars for good examples like Belladonna, Leigh Raven, Scarlett Pain and Joanna Angel.
Make sure to Google the name you want in order to check if someone else is using it. Even if they don’t mind from an IP standpoint, they’re by-default more famous than you. Adopting their name will kill you in search results.
Then, of course, there are you lucky jerks who look like a celebrity. In this case, you should look into using a name similar to, or inspired by, that celebrity. Unless you share the name as well, you can’t just straight up use a celeb’s name, but when people inevitably search for “Zooey Deschanel porn lookalike”, you want to show up.
Zooey Desh-anal, maybe? (I’m sorry.)
Quick Name Crafting Tips for the Indecisive
So, you’ve digested all of this info and still feel a little lost. It’s cool, I’ve got you covered. Try:
- Your middle name plus the street you grew up on (Lynn Henderson)
- A pet’s name plus your mother’s maiden name (Molly McDow)
- A friend’s name plus your favorite make or model of car (Sarah Lexus)
Of course you can get more creative if you want. I reached Ashe St. John by changing “Joan of Arc” to “Joan of Ark” and running it through Google translate. I discovered that Ark is “Arche” in German, which is similar to the name Ashe. Joan is also a female version of John and was a Saint.
If none of these work for you, you can also find name generators online to get inspiration.
So there you have it: what to do, what not to do, and a few ideas to get you started. The last thing you want is to hate your name six months down the line. Remember that everyone will be calling you by this name at work! So take your time, take my advice, and find one that really suits you.
8 thoughts on “How to Choose the Best Cam Girl Name”
thank you so much for stating the obvious and telling us to google our names. I had not thought of that. Then my heart stopped for a second because my name is PERFECT and then was delighted to learn no one was using it.
I love how yours is Ashe St John!!! Mine was Minhee Minx but I’ve been Lucy Saint Nonno Tan long name for my back of my mind but my cam name is Lucy St. Non (but have my audience/clients call me Non or Nonno, not Lucy. It’s just St Nonno or St Non looked lonely). I’m not the only Saint 😉 camming
I’m glad your name is working out, Lucy-chan! It is a little odd to see a catholic naming convention next to romanji and an honourific, so you probably made the right call shortening it. And while my name might be “Saint”, there’s nothing saintly about me 😉
I was rasied agnostic knowing nothing of the Bible til I was a 21 year old stripper. I later converted Mormon but a cafeteria Mormon bc I’m too open minded and no matter what type of Christianity I’m going to hell because there’s nothing saintly about me either ;D I chose the saint part bc I love nozomi tsuji and share a name with Ai Lago (my real name is [removed for privacy]) and well nozomi has nicknames like nono and non-chan. I wanted that and looked up the name non and found it was a name for a Catholic St Nonn and non is also a Wales name. So I love the name non and nono also tan is another honourific that’s cute with non non-tan and I found out about a novelist named Amy Tan. Variations of at nonn were Nonno nonne and nonna so I chose Lucy Tan then St. Nonno or Non. Cheated the system to Americanize it and thought saint was cute and funny bc I’m not saintly like you said! Hahaha. And congratulations on noticing the romaji and Japanese influence! Thanks for the comment! Let me know if you ever want to talk more! I have no cam friends so lmao. Nice chatting St Ashu-chan! The romanization is asshuchan but lmfao I wasn’t going to let you have your name just look like ass. Love, Lucy St Nonn
Great tips Ashe St. John
I especially loved the part of using your pets name for your cam name. I see so many camgirls making this mistake early on of choosing such a difficult name for themselves. I hope all the aspiring new camgirls will check out this article and start with a bang.
As for cat , i have a question for you. Thought about sending you an email, but i will just ask it here. What are your views on the future of camming? i know a very general question, but would love to have your views on the same
Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment on this post. Your question is too vague to answer here, so feel free to email me.
Love these practical tips and your humor as always Cat, actually my old flatmate used to joke about her sister’s married name which was totally porn star-ish.
I won’t say her name here, but it was alliteration that did it, both names started with the same letter and it just had this really sexy way of rolling off the tongue!
I can’t take any credit on this one- written by Ashe St. John. But thank you, Jolie! We appreciate your comments as always. 🙂