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A Texan former porn star has been slapped with a lawsuit for "stealing" a former classmate's name as her "nom de sex", the Houston Chronicle reports. Laura Madden, 25, "made a name for herself" in grumble flicks, the paper notes, but that name was in fact "Syvette Wimberly", which happens to be the title of a 25-year-old lass …

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Waste of talent

Having Googled Syvette Wimberly, it's a shame she chose to leave all that behind her, she certainly looked as though she knew what she was doing :-)

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Sadly...

... Most of the fellow pupils in my school year don't lend themselves to porn star names. Not that I would advocate choosing the name of your most hated enemy in class for your "nom de sex" of course...

:D

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Another missed opportunity....

I mean, if you have to put pictures to illustrate a story, what is best to catch the attention of your geeky readers than a pornstar story ? 8p

L.

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Get a real porn name

Come on, she could have thought of something more appropriate. We have Johnny Wad, Christy Canyon, Monica Titsworthy. Even Ian Fleming came up with some great names. Pussy Galore comes to mind.

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i was told.....

I was always told the way to get your pornstar name was to take the name of your first pet and the name of the first streen you lived on. the pet's name being your first name and the street name being your last name..as such my would be "jody woodway" and i'm trademarking it right now so if I see it lawsuits will follow....:-P

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If this was a guy...

...he'd be a local legend, and love the attention.

Well, maybe not in America, where the first instinct is to sue for money.

Incidentally there is a guy at work called Ben D'ovur.

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I think Lester got this off the news wire

I saw it on the AP newswire from Heywood J. Blome....

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Flaccid

"this suit will never hold up in court"

Much respect to Kent Schaffer for deliberately choosing not to say "stand up in court", and for avoiding the word limp.

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Of all the names I can think of offhand

I think that the best surname for a nom de sexe would probably be Wildish. According to yournotme.com there are 460 of them in the uk so you're unlikely to pick a real full name from that one.

No, that is not my name just a name of someone I vaguely knew long ago. I'll be polite and skip the first name.

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Name Cloning is a US National Sport

In the good old U S of A , the Federal Trade Commissioner issues an annual report compiled from both State and Federal Fraud crimes listings and last year some 670,000 incidents of stolen names , were recorded , or 0.2% of the entire population , is subject to some sort of name theft.

In one particular intriguing incident the parents of a new born 5 month old child received a hospital bill dated 4 months previously where it was alleged he had walked into a clinic and received a spinal injection for back pain!

Oh well , nothing new , but given that most porno stars are only paid for appearance money on the day of the shoot and no residuals , or any other payment , it is unlikely she will score all that much money even if she wins, the real profits normally end up the hands of the Mafia nine times out of ten, with the director and film crew barely making a living.

Further in Traci Lords book , she stated simply that in the 100 or or so porn movies in which she was the star attraction she was under the age of 18! , this industry is truly the back end of the film industry in all ways! Or how soon we forget , it has been part and parcel of the photographic industry since the invention of the first film camera!

Let us hope she wins , but ultimately it will be a hollow victory!

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My Porn Name

The first time I saw the Slax-based security-oriented live CD named "KC Pentrix" I thought it said "KC Penetrix." As such, I declared right then that if I were to become a pornstar, my psuedonym would have to be Casey Penetrix. I do hope that no real people have that particular last name...

Coincidentally (and off topic...) I decided that if I ever become a rapper I'd have to be MC Trouser Snake, or, failing that, MC Free Ball.

Too bad I've got just about no chance of ever using any of my awesome titles.

- Nex

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'Pain and suffering'

She should be suing her parents for giving her a name like that.

On a related note, there is a female sports reporter on Oz named Tiffany Cherry (Yes, that really is her name). I used to see her when she was a physiotherapist, and a couple of times I had to claim on health insurance for 'remedial massage'.

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Joe K,,

....there is a guy at work called Ben D'ovur

Would he have a mate called Phil McCavity?

I'll get me coat

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"There is no bad blood between them."

I believe that sentence needs the past tense.

Also, I note with interest that, if I were to choose a scene name with the rules above, it would be Kye Berry.

Hmm. Not bad, actually.

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Dam

LET'S ALL... look ridiculous

On with the show then.

My name would have to be "Leo Raspail" ^^'

Brb, getting involved in the porn industry.

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Leo (De) Raspail

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Under those rules mine would have to be

Rupert Withens

But that name would only suit gay porn.

Another version of the rules says that you take the surname from your mother's maiden name, however Rupert Cumming would only make things worse.

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mine would be...

Toast Coniston....Or with the maiden name; Toast Nethercott.

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My pr0n star name...

.... Poppy Pancake.

I'll get me coat.

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Jay

It's all in the name

Tom Ramsden, which sounds pretty... forceful!

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We need proof!

So, is someone going to post a picture of Syvette Wimberly and then a link to a torrent of all the grumble flicks featuring Laura Madden so we can judge the similarity for ourselves? ;o)

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Rules

Fuzzy Sharon, or Fuzzy Cochran

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wer the f$$k is the IT ANGLE

cud do me good to see some digital photos n link to websites !!!

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Rules

In all seriousness, following the rules given above, my porn star name would be...

Slim Shady.

Think I'd get sued?

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Formula for finding YOUR PORN NAME

TO DETERMINE YOUR PORN STAR NAME: Name of your first pet + your mother's maiden name (For security reasons, you might want to use your grandmother's maiden name). Examples: Jet Burns, Cocoa DeBoer, Lightning O'Connor.

TO DETERMINE YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: Your middle name + the street you grew up on. Examples: Louise Woodbushe, Scott Sandyside, Walter Merryway.

TO DETERMINE YOUR STAR WARS NAME: First 3 letters of your last name + first 2 letters of your first name. Examples: Spebr (Britney Spears), Simje (Jessica Simpson), hopan (Anthony Hopkins), Busge (George Bush).

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Real not pr0n

A friend of mine in the US had a boss by the name of Randy Stance - none of their colleagues found this at all amusing apart from the ex-pats.

We just wondered how much of a pelvic thrust was in fact required for your stance to be officialy randy.

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