Check Out the Coolest and Funniest Names Idols Gave Themselves
Do you know that some Korean idols have English names but they prefer to use Korean names or made-up names as their stage name? Most of you know them by their stage name but, actually, they have English names as well. Some of them received their English names as a baptism name but some of them received the English names simply because they weren’t born in Korea.
Most K-pop idols’ English names (or Italian names) are very common yet very beautiful while some of them are very unique. Let’s find out the beautiful and unique English names of K-pop idols.
K-Pop Idols With Beautiful English Names
In Catholicism, a baptism name is given to someone at their baptism ceremony. A saint’s name is selected and given to the person so that the saint will guide and protect them. Although, Catholicism is a minority religion in South Korea with less than 10% of South Korea being Catholic. Some Korean idols were born from Catholic families hence they received a baptism name.
TWICE’s Chaeyoung – Katarina
GFRIEND’s Yuju – Angela
GFRIEND’s Yuju was given a baptism name that suited her angelic face and appearance. Since her family is Catholic, Yuju was given the baptism name Angela
ITZY’s Ryujin – Joanne
APINK’s Naeun – Marcella
APINK‘s Naeun revealed her baptism name, Marcella, to SHINee’s Taemin, her partner in the popular variety show, We Got Married. On their first meeting, Taemin noticed a ring on her finger. He quickly asked why she wears a ring. Naeun said that her mother gave her the ring because their family is Catholic. Coincidently, Taemin is also a Catholic and his baptism name is Francesco.
SECRET’s Hyosung – Isabella
Secret’s Hyosung is known for having a baby face and voluptuous body. Hyosung is currently focusing more on her acting career. Being born from a Catholic family, she was given the baptism name Isabella.
ITZY’s Chaeryeong – Judy
ITZY’s Chaeryeong chose Judy as her English name. Although Judy sounds like a grandmother or outdated name, it reminds people of the versatile American actress Judy Garland. People named Judy’s are usually warm at heart and give a good impression. Chaeryoung shouldn’t be ashamed of her name selection.
NCT’s Jaehyun – Jeffrey
NCT’s Jaehyun‘s legal name is Jeong Yun-o, but he loves for people to call him Jeffrey. According to NCT’s Johny, he chose the name because he looks very much like a person who has the name Jeffrey.
MAMAMOO’s Wheein – Gabriella
K-Pop Idols With Unique English Names
These K-pop idols have unique English names. Some of them came up with the names while some of them got the names from family.
Somi – Ennik
Jeon So-mi, better known as Somi, was born from a Dutch-Canadian father and a Korean mother. Her birth name is Ennik Somi Douma. Douma is her father’s family name while Ennik originated from the Dutch word that means sword.
ITZY’s Yuna – Hussey
During an interview, ITZY’s Yuna revealed that she is a fan of actress Olivia Hussey who played Juliet in the 1968 movie Romeo and Juliet. She loves the name Hussey because it sounds really good.
Super Junior’s Donghae – Aiden
During their trainee days, Donghae, Shindong, and Kangin were good friends. They realized that English was very important for them to learn. Donghae learned English by watching movies and repeating the lines.
Apparently, at that time, Donghae got inspiration, and he wanted to be called Aiden Lee. However, Kangin and Donghae made fun of Donghae’s English name. They said “Donghae wanted to be called Aiden Lee as if he was born from English speaking countries. However, his English was awful.”
EXO’s Chen – Matteo
EXO‘s main vocalist, Chen, was born into a Catholic family. His legal name is Kim Jong-dae while his baptism name is Matteo. The name means a gift of God in Hebrew. Chen’s incredible vocals are indeed a gift from God.
Pentagon’s Jinho – Quinton
Pentagon‘s Jinho chose a rather unique name as his English name, Quinton. As the oldest Pentagon member, Jinho was the first member to join mandatory military service. He is expected to be released in November 2021.
K-pop idols prefer to keep their real names private, especially their baptism name. Let’s hope that the name can protect and become the guardian for the idols throughout their careers.
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