5 K-Pop Idol Groups That Almost Debuted With An Old-Fashioned Name
Before debuting an idol group, many considerations have to be done. This includes the number of member, concept the group is going for and most importantly also, the name of the group.
During times like those, the group tends to have several names to choose from and debate before finally deciding on one.
Recently on Korean media, Insight, they listed 5 different K-Pop groups which almost debuted with rather old-fashioned names. Let’s find out who they are!
Did you know that prior to their debut, the 7 boys had 2 other potential names that were almost chosen to represent them? The names were ‘Big Kids’ and also ‘Young Nation’. Fans felt lucky that they did not go with the other 2 names and went with BTS.
Prior to their name Highlight, the boys debuted as BEAST under Cube Entertainment. During that time, it was said that they have even more shocking names such as ‘Bronze Eagle’, ‘Genghis Khan’ and ‘Sixcon’.
As for the boys of BTOB, member SungJae shared on SBS “All the Butlers” that aside from BTOB, they almost debuted with the name ‘Arirang’ which caused many to laugh. BTOB was definitely a better choice.
#4 OH MY GIRL
Looks like even girl groups did not get it easy too. Before deciding on OH MY GIRL, the girls also had names such as ‘Marshmallow’, ‘Puzzle’ and ‘Girl Who Doesn’t Know Her Name (direct translation)’.
The legendary group, TVXQ, also had many interesting names before deciding on TVXQ. It was said that they wanted to match a four character idiom with their names with a powerful impact. As such names with meaning such as ‘the whale which lived after eating the legend’. Luckily, SM Entertainment seemed to be fond of the term ‘Rising Gods of the East’ and went with TVXQ.