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Gen. Chat “A Good Burlesque Name?” by (s)Aint Chimo

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(s)Aint Chimo 2 years ago on 04/01/12
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So life has afforded me the opportunity to become a burlesque performer for a BBW group in Los Angeles! I have an audition coming up and would like some feedback on a good burlesque name! The names that I've come up with from Most Liked to Not Sure:

-Minnie the Monster
-Merci the Monster
(both plays on Minnie the Moocher/Minnie Mouse, could do with or without "the")
-(s)Aint Chimo (don't know if the parenthesis or capitalization will stay in some billings)
-Sister Merci

I'd really like feedback! What do you guys think?

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Hil-Hil 2 years ago on 04/01/12
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I like Sister Merci or maybe Sister Mercy. I have visions of a hot nun!
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Yvaine 2 years ago on 04/01/12
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Minnie the Monster and Sister Mercy are brilliant!
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Bad Wolf 2 years ago on 04/01/12
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I like Sister Merci and Minnie Monster the best (without the "the").
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NomiJade 2 years ago on 04/01/12
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I like Sister Mercy!
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Madam GMILF 2 years ago on 04/01/12
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How about Show No Merci? But i do like Sister Merci!
 
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Oliphaunt 2 years ago on 04/01/12
Sweet Merci!
Merci Beaucoup
PS: Titza Poppin
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Mako 2 years ago on 04/01/12
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I am digging Merci Beaucoup and Sister Merci!
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Realityczech 2 years ago on 04/02/12
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Savoir Faire said:
How about Show No Merci? But i do like Sister Merci!


Seems like more of a derby name. I'm with Mako.
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tranoid no ki 2 years ago on 04/02/12
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No. That's not the name, I want to go! Merci Beaucoup is the one I like!
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Devi 2 years ago on 04/02/12
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I dig Sweet Merci and Merci Beaucoup!
 
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jrosario7 2 years ago on 04/02/12
sweet merci......... but said with a french accent lol
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Boudicca 2 years ago on 04/02/12
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Show No Merci or Merci Beaucoup.
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pamelaNeko 2 years ago on 04/02/12
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Awesome! What group are you performing with? What's your performance style?

So first, join this mail list and check the database first to make sure you have unique name ideas.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/stagenames/
While you're at it, also sign up for the BHoF list so you can kind of get a feel for what's out there.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/missexoticworld/

Merci Beaucoup is taken by at least one performer. (there is one in Chicago)

I like Sweet Mercy & Sister Mercy. Personally I love having my real name in my stage name, it just makes things easier. Sister Mercy will give you a vague goth/fetish impression.

I advise against using wacky spelling or parentheses-- your name WILL ger misspelled everywhere and it's hard to google and hard to market. If you want to do burlesque for a long time, I'd stay away from anything obvious, like plays on Minnie the Moocher or words like "cherry." But if you just want to do it for fun for a little while, then go for it.
PS: Here are some "Mercy" names that are already taken...

Merci Me
Merci St Just
Merci Fa'Tale
La Belle Dame Sans Merci
Mercy Merlot
Mercy Beaucoup
Merci Beaucoup
Davina Mercy
Madame Mercy Chaos
Snow Mercy

I also like Oh Mercy (are you a Bob Dylan fan? ;) )
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(s)Aint Chimo 2 years ago on 04/02/12
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Thank you everyone for your input! I'm going to have to say that Sister Merci looks like a favorite at the moment! I like Sweet Mercy but I want to stay away from the word "sweet" as there are a lot of names like this. (Same reason I stayed away from the names Kitty and Ophelia) Merci Beaucoup is nice too but I think I'm too Mexican for a full fledged French name. Also, as Pam noted, it is taken.

I was also thinking of Merci Mia, "mia" being a play on the Spanish word for "mine" or "me", or Merci Me but I already have my tumblr and Facebook with that url name and while I do want to have my name in the stage name, I don't want it directly linked to my things automatically.

pamelaNeko said:
Awesome! What group are you performing with? What's your performance style?

So first, join this mail list and check the database first to make sure you have unique name ideas.
groups.yahoo.com/group/stagenames/
While you're at it, also sig...


Pam, thank you SO MUCH for this info, this is exactly what I needed!!! I joined both groups and am having a lot of fun reading up on all this information!

I'm auditioning for a group called Voluptuous Entertainment. My acts so far consist of a striptease with stoles or fans leading up to a reveal of clever or relevant pasties. I'm developing a comical boudoir act where I try on several pairs of stockings and props depending on the change of the music. I also sing a few jazz/trip hop songs while I dance and am going to be dabbling in some comedy when the time comes. I don't know if any of you guys have ever seen me argue with MPsy but I'm told it is hilarious! In the future I'd like to get a hula hoop act going, I hadn't touched one in a long time so I'm rusty as hell!

Ensign Scooter said:
PS: Titza Poppin

I was dying when I read this! XD
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A Study in Pink 2 years ago on 04/02/12
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Instead of "show no mercy" why not "show me merci" or "show some merci" or something like that? It works because you will.... be showing yourself.
PS: "begging for merci"
 
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Oliphaunt 2 years ago on 04/03/12
pamelaNeko said:
Merci Beaucoup is taken by at least one performer. (there is one in Chicago)


Yeah, but what's the tale of the tape say? I bet Mercades could take that other skank in a straight-up fight.

A Study in Pink said:
"begging for merci"


Damn straight.
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The Mad Bubbler 2 years ago on 04/03/12
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A Study in Pink said:
Instead of "show no mercy" why not "show me merci" or "show some merci" or something like that? It works because you will.... be showing yourself. PS: "begging for merci"
Those sound like good things that could be used in an intro for a performer, but less so as stage names, in my opinion. What about Merci Killings, or Mercades Bends (intentionally punny/misspelled...)?
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A Study in Pink 2 years ago on 04/03/12
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ok but it's all about the intro..... all about the promotion.
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pamelaNeko 2 years ago on 04/03/12
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Yeah, Lauren- I was playing with those phrases as an idea for a tagline, but I didn't get anywhere clever with it. You want the name to be immediately identifiable as a name. A great tagline will punch it up and make ppl remember you. Any of the names would be great with an intro that always ends you'll wish she will clap and she'll she's gonna "...show you mercy!"

or "you'll beg for mercy"

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