Whether you're new to webcam modeling or a returning veteran looking to reinvent yourself, your stage name has a direct cause and effect relationship with how memorable fans will find you. The right stage name can draw people into your room with nearly as much regularity as your sexy profile pictures or your camming bio. You want to use a handle that will imbue your persona with a sense of fantasy, and yet is still grounded, believable, and suggestive of an insatiable sexual appetite.
Here are some guidelines to help you choose the perfect stage name:
Keep it Realistic:
The less your cam-persona name sounds like a stage name, the better. For many viewers, visiting models is an immersive experience, and if the name you choose is too obviously fake, it weakens their sense of fantasy and can make you seem inauthentic. For guys, first names like Luke, Shane, Mason and Trevor are popular. For girls, names like Jess, Eva, and Bella are effective as well. You can use a more unique name, but the key is that it should still feel plausible and real.
You Need a Last Name:
Your last name should be uncomplicated and fun. Some people use surnames that represent where they're from, or the last name of one of their favorite film or television characters. The name can be suggestive and sexy, (like Fox for example), but many successful models try to keep it simple. Names like Smith, Woods, Evans, Moore, Rush, and Hill may sound boring by themselves, but when combined with the right first name, they can create a combination that feels realistic and is easy for fans to remember.
Go Full-on Fetish:
You can also use names, either first or last, that suggest your favorite fetishes. If you like to be in charge, names like Master, Boss, Dom, Mistress, or Lady can let users who want to submit to you know they've come to the right place. If big muscles are your thing, Thor, Hulk and Hammer might work for you. The possibilities are endless, but the important thing is that it gives potential viewers an idea of what you're all about.
You Don't Need to Sound Like a Porn Star:
Remember the old trick of making up your porn star name? Combine the name of your first pet with the name of the street you grew up on? This sometimes results in something cute, but also yields silly combinations like Rover Pasadena or Buddy Main. When in doubt, stick to the basics to create something memorable and realistic, and while being sexually suggestive can be effective, adult performers with overtly explicit names tend not to stick around long.
Never Use Your Real Name:
This should be a no-brainer, but for the sake of your safety and privacy, never use any part of your real name. In fact, for the times when customers are really dying to know it, it's always good to have a second stage name in the back of your mind. This way, when you tell them your name is Brad (when it's actually Matthew), the customer still gets to feel closer to you, and your privacy remains intact. For more on this, check out our privacy, safety and security post.