TWICE: Between the Beautiful Real Names and Adorable Nicknames!
As one of the girl groups under JYP Entertainment, TWICE’s popularity has gone up to space due to its music and positive vibes that the members give to the fans. Every member has such a special personality and unique side which made them get various nicknames! Do you want to know more about that? In this article, Channel Korea will explain to you about TWICE’s real name and its nicknames, so keep on reading!
TWICE Members and Their Names
Ever since its first debut in 2015, TWICE has drawn attention, especially when the hit single “Like Ooh Ahh” was released. We knew that the girl group under JYP Entertainment would be huge! They were also scouted under the same label as other famous groups like Miss A, Wonder Girls, 2PM, GOT7, and more.
TWICE consists of 9 members, Jihyo, Chaeyoung, Sana, Tzuyu, Momo, Nayeon, Mina, and Jeongyeon, and was formed through JYP’s survival show SIXTEEN where they had to compete against 16 contestants to steal a spot as a TWICE member!
As the group’s popularity started to increase, each member also gained personal attention. With a bunch of attractive and delightful sides, the fans with creative minds thought of personal nicknames for them! Find out more about the details here:
TWICE’s stunning leader was born with the name Park Ji-soo (박지수), but she legally changed her name into Park Ji-hyo (박지효) which is also used as her stage name. After her debut with TWICE, Jihyo also received a bunch of adorable nicknames from the fans! Do you know what they are?
Some of the nicknames are “Thomas,” “Kimchi-hyo,” “Mic,” and “God Jihyo.” She is famously known as “God Jihyo” since ONCEs think that she has a godly nature according to her lovely and humble personality and how she sacrifices herself for others’ happiness!
Im Na-yeon (임나연) who is famously known as TWICE’s Nayeon has a lot of attractive charms and adorable appearances. You must have noticed that she has cute bunny teeth, right? This led to fans calling her “Bunny Unnie” which matches with her cuteness!
Not only that, the fans call her the “Fake Maknae” since she acts like the youngest despite the truth that Nayeon is the oldest member. She also got other various nicknames from the fans such as “MC Rail,” “Squirtle,” “Nabong,” and “Nasoong!”
The lead vocalist of TWICE, Jeongyeon, was born as Yoo Kyung-wan (유경완), but she decided to change her name legally to Yoo Jeong-yeon (유정연). So, what do fans call her as other nicknames?
These include “Dad of TWICE,” “Ostrich,” “No Jam Hyung,” “Yoojung Sunbae,” and “Girl Crush.” The popular nickname for her is “No Jam Hyung” since she is known for having bad jokes and a dry sense of humor as well as “Ostrich” due to her ostrich impersonations!
If Jeongyeon is the “Dad of TWICE,” then let’s get acquainted with the “Mom of TWICE,” Momo! Since she is Japanese, her real name also has a sense of Japanese vibes. It is Hirai Momo. Various nicknames were also given to her by the fans like “Momorin,” “Peach,” “The Raccoon,” and “Jokbal Queen.”
Do you know why she is called “The Raccoon?” Fans think her adorable antics resemble a raccoon! “The Dancing Machine Momo” also became very popular among the fans since she has such mesmerizing dance skills!
Another Japanese member of TWICE is Sana! When she was born, her parents gave her the name Minatozaki Sana which has also been used as her stage name. As a form of desire towards Sana, her fans made a bunch of creative nicknames for her such as “Sanaconda,” “Sanake,” “Hamster,” “Hamjji Sana,” “Kim Sana,” “Sandarella,” and also “Satang!”
One of her popular nicknames is “Osaka’s Honey Punch” which the fans gave her because she puts her fist up whenever she gets mad. Such a cute name, right?
TWICE’s Mina is the Japanese-American in the group with the birth name Myoui Mina! With her cheerful personality, she also has a lot of adorable nicknames which the fans have made for her. They call Mina “Minari,” “Miguri,” “Black Swan,” “Penguin,” “Mitang,” “Jeongnam,” and “Annoying Orange” as well. Do you know the reason for the “Penguin” nickname?
The fans called her that because Mina’s feet point outward while she walks due to her ballet habit. She is also called “Black Swan” since the fans think that Mina looks very elegant while eating, walking, and even when breathing!
TWICE’s Dahyun was born as Kim Da-hyun (김다현) and she uses Dahyun (다현) as her K-pop stage name! She has received several nicknames from ONCEs such as “Heung-bu,” “Tofu,” “Dubu,” “Dah-ong,” and even “Baby Eagle.”
The reason why she is called “Tofu” is because her skin looks as white as tofu. The “Baby Eagle,” also known as “Eagle Dance Church Sister,” nickname came up after her eagle dance back in 2011 went viral which she also performed while she was on SIXTEEN!
The main rapper of TWICE, Chaeyoung (채영) has born with the name Son Chae-young (손채영). Due to her various charms, Chaeyoung also received many adorable nicknames from the fans! She is called “Chaeng,” “No Jam Dongsaeng,” “Baby Beast,” “Baby Tiger,” “Strawberry Princess,” “Pretty Rap Star,” and “Chaengcasso.”
TWICE’s Chaeyoung’s popular nickname is “Baby Tiger” or “Baby Lion” since she resembles the character Simba from The Lion King. It also refers to how she rips bread while eating with her teeth to tear it down!
The visual goddess of TWICE, Tzuyu was born Chou Tzuyu (周子瑜) since she is Taiwanese. Despite the outstanding visuals of her features, her nicknames are far from that fact. The fans call her various nicknames such as “Chocolate,” “Yoda,” “Chewie,” and even “Ja-yoo.”
Do you know the Yoda character from the Star Wars movies? Tzuyu can impersonate him very well which made her receive the nickname! And, due to her tan skin, the fans thought of “Chocolate” as a nickname for her.
It’s a wrap for today’s topic about the TWICE members’ real names and their nicknames from the fans! Jihyo, Dahyun, Chaeyoung, Nayeon, Mina, Jeongyeon, Momo, Sana, and Tzuyu have personal nicknames from the fans that also resemble them! Well, TWICE’s fandom is beyond creative, right? So, which one is your favorite nickname among TWICE’s members? Comment your answer below, and don’t forget to share our article on your social media!