Fans discover the origin of Taeyeon’s nickname “Taengoo”

Many idols have been given endearing nicknames by their fans, most nicknames that may not make sense to those outside the fandom.

A netizen on Instiz published a post on November 25th claiming that Girls’ Generation‘s Taeyeon has been given the best nickname by fans ever: Taengoo (one of her many but most popular).

But how was she given her nickname?

The original poster writes, “The origins of the nickname Taengoo.  On DC Gallery one fan said they should nickname Taeyon Taengoo. Other fans thought it was a horrible nickname but that fan kept calling her Taengoo. One day Taeyeon left a comment saying she liked the nickname and that it was cute. Everyone started callign her Taengoo after that. Taeyeon ended up including that nickname into her autograph ㅋㅋ”


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Koreaboo has collected reactions from Netizens who commented on the original article from our Korean source. The below comments are the most popular comments at the time of this article being published.

  • Her show is even called Taengoo Cam ㅋㅋㅋ
  • Even the member call her Taengoo nowㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ
  • I wonder who that one person is ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ nickname geniusㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ
  • So true Taengoo sounds really unique and cute귀여워
  • I always wondered why her nickname was Taengoo. I’m not a fan so I didn’t know but she’s still so pretty..
  • That one guy is my cousin. He started calling her that as soon as she debuted!

Source: Instiz