The first time I had to pick a name, I spent a week trying to decide. Eventually, my friend suggested a variation on my middle name, and for lack of a more appealing option, I went with it.
A couple of years later, I wanted to work at a second club without the club I was already at finding out. (This was in NJ/Philadelphia, where clubs have been known to care about such things.) So, my second stripper name happened. I chose that one based on the fact that someone speaking my name in a loud stripclub might sound like they were saying the name I was used to, because otherwise, I wasn’t sure I’d remember to answer.
Eventually, I moved to Austin and decided I had outgrown the persona attached to both of those names. I have a preference for normal girl names (it cuts down on the stupid “what’s your real name” bullshit), so I narrowed it down to a few in one day. Austin is positively overrun with strippers, so from that point on, it has been a matter of finding out which one isn’t already taken at whatever club. I’ve lucked out and been able to use the same name twice, at the two clubs I prefer to work at (XTC and Expose).
Weirdest names I’ve encountered: Celica (like the Toyota car???) tops the list, as far as what I can think of easily. I’ve also worked with: Penelope, Juicy, Felony, Shiva (which I actually thought was pretty cool), Estelle, Bee, and Mittens (who I adore as a human and you should totally go give her money if you are in Philly, but I cannot wrap my brain around that as a stripper name).