My Name

  • Louisa Donaldson

    Actor

    Hi

    Wondered if i could have opinions on my stage name.

    I have three choices and would love to get some feedback on what people think sounds the best.

    Louisa Donaldson/Louisa Corkin/Louisa Durnford.

    These are all family names so not bothered which one, just can't decide.

    Thanks in advance.

    Louisa x

    • 24th May 2011
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  • Simon Burbage

    Actor

    I'm assuming you can't have your own name? I was always told to use that if poss.

    Louisa Corkin has a good ring I think, and rolls off the Tongue well!

    • 14th May 2011
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    I agree with the above!

    • 14th May 2011
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  • Jane Hollington

    Actor

    I love Louisa Corkin. It's a great name. Corkin' in fact.

    • 14th May 2011
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  • Andrew Wright

    Actor

    Louisa Durnford is Miss USA 1981

    Louisa Corkin sounds good but as Simon said try and use your own name if u can .

    • 14th May 2011
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  • Alan Brent

    Actor

    Maggie Smith never had any problems using her own name.

    • 14th May 2011
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  • Mike Henley

    Actor

    Nor did Ronald Bumgardner

    • 14th May 2011
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  • Simon Burbage

    Actor

    Edward Woodward.

    • 14th May 2011
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  • Rachel Waring

    Actor

    Corkin is a winner!

    Rach

    • 14th May 2011
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  • Peter Halpin

    Actor

    Yep - Corkin. Great name!!

    I considered changing mine for 2 reasons - 1) I get SO many people writing it as Haplin (cos that's a common name?!) which is very annoying, and 2) I discovered there's a Rep Ireland actor called Peter Halpin. However, after consulting friends, one 'friend' decided they liked my idea of Oakley - the village in which I grew up - and used it herself!!! Which put me off both the name and her!

    So yeah, corkin' you are and Corkin you will be! :)

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    I'm going to put the cat amongst the pigeons and say Louisa Durnford. It's got a more enigmatic ring to it, I think. But then I'm a die-hard romantic. Corkin sounds a bit too much like Culkin for my taste and we all know where he ended up. (Albeit minted, I grant you...) ;P

    • 14th May 2011
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    Ooops, just noticed it's a family name - hope I haven't offended you!

    • 14th May 2011
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  • Forbes KB

    Actor

    I changed mine 'cos, like Peter, I was sick and tired of people mispelling my real name...even now I still get asked how do you spell "KB" and I've given up getting the people I drive trucks for spelling it right on their paperwork! 4 years and today it only had 2 spelling mistakes!

    Anyhoo...I digress! Personally speaking I like Donaldson! Maybe that's just 'cos of Scottish bias!

    Asking for help with your choice of name is just going to confuse you even more as every responder will have a differing opinion!

    Onwards and upwards!

    • 14th May 2011
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    why cant you use your own name its got you this far? I was named after a mouse at disney haha but iwouldnt change it iwould love to know your real name bet it suits you blucky micky

    • 15th May 2011
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  • Paul F. Knight

    Actor

    why not go the whole hog and call yourself Louisa corkin-durnford

    Paul x

    • 15th May 2011
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    Donaldson for sure! Nothing against the others and I don't have a profound reason for choosing it, I just like Donaldson.

    • 15th May 2011
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  • Rachel Waring

    Actor

    oooh corkin dunford is cool!

    • 16th May 2011
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  • Mark Kempner

    Actor

    People always spell my 2nd name wrongly, and I always have to repeat it on the phone etc...drives me mad!

    With that in mind I'd go for the name that's easiest to remember and spell! I presume your own name is already taken within Equity?

    • 16th May 2011
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    Hmm... Louisa Corkin is the most memorable but I think Louisa Donaldson sounds the best. No reason really, I just think it does!

    I had to change my surname too because there was already an Emily in Spotlight whose double-barrelled surname was half mine. One of my middle names is St. Clair so I just adapted it and became Sinclair.

    • 16th May 2011
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    Corkin - most memorable I think.

    • 16th May 2011
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