Does your favorite K-Pop idol use a nickname or their actual real names?

Many K-Pop idols use nicknames instead of their real names given at birth. The reasons are various from having the same name as a celebrity who's already active to just wishing to portray a different image than their given names. Names are very important in the Korean culture, as people often change their names even mid-life. This is because there are beliefs that the name you are given can alter your destiny.

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That's why so many K-Pop idols put a lot into consideration when choosing their debut name. Although we grow fond of their stage names, some idols actually have really pretty birth names. For whatever reason they use their stage name, we've collected 8 male idols who have beautiful given names!

1. EXO's D.O. - Do KyungSoo

 8 Male K-Pop Idols With Beautiful Given Names

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2. BTS's Suga - Min YoonKi

 8 Male K-Pop Idols With Beautiful Given Names

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3. UP10TION's SunYool - Sun YeIn

 8 Male K-Pop Idols With Beautiful Given Names

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4. BLOCK B's Zico - Woo JiHo

 8 Male K-Pop Idols With Beautiful Given Names

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5. B1A4's Baro - Cha SunWoo

 8 Male K-Pop Idols With Beautiful Given Names

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6. Teen Top's ChunJi - Lee ChanHee

 8 Male K-Pop Idols With Beautiful Given Names

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7. IKON's BI - Kim HanBin

 8 Male K-Pop Idols With Beautiful Given Names

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8. BIG BANG's G-Dragon - Kwon JiYong

 8 Male K-Pop Idols With Beautiful Given Names

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B1A4

B1A4

11 Fans

Block B

Block B

18 Fans

TEEN TOP

TEEN TOP

11 Fans

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bodo
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bodo
Jul 3, 2021 05:56 am

G_DRAGON hahaha he is ugly

zone
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zone
Jan 4, 2020 08:08 pm

I really thought to find Winner's Mino here, I mean Song Minho is a beautiful given name 🙂

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Guest
Jul 18, 2016 08:47 am

The correct spelling for Suga's (BTS) real name is Min Yoongi, not Min Yoonki. Just thought I put that out there

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Guest
Apr 19, 2019 12:33 am
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Yes I did notice that error in it too

So Munint Oeung
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So Munint Oeung
Aug 3, 2018 05:12 pm
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Actually, "Min Yoon Gi" or "Min Yoon Ki" are both romanizations for his hanguel name, 민욘기. The word or the consonant itself can be Romanized to both g/k, since the pronunciation for the consonant can be between those two. Thus, any letter (g and k) can be used depending on the person who Romanizes it. It's just that G is more often used.

army
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army
Jul 23, 2016 07:50 am
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honestly, if you looked at his hangul name, "민윤기" and tried to romanize/translate it to english, it would technically be correct both ways, because the "ㄱ" in "기" could be translated into "g" and "k" in english sounds. its just that international armys use yoongi more often, so it's been accepted.

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Guest
May 10, 2016 10:08 pm

Hanbin's name is so beautiful 🙂

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salmavipbigbang
May 1, 2016 05:10 pm

I totally agree with GD. I love his birth name. It sounds so beautiful. Kwon Jiyong... <3

Zehra Aydın
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Zehra Aydın
Apr 30, 2016 08:59 pm

up10tion sunyoul
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