10+ Idol And Group Names You’re Probably Pronouncing Wrong

We’re all guilty.

A lot of people take the pronunciation of certain idol names for granted, they pronounce it a certain way for months and then when they hear someone say it correctly it rocks their world.

These are some common mistakes made when pronouncing these idol and group names.


BTOB is pronounced “Bee to bee” not “B.T.O.B” or “Beetob”.

2. Tzuyu (TWICE)

Tzuyu is pronounced “Chewy” which is a surprise to many new ONCEs.

3. Woozi (SEVENTEEN)

Woozi is pronounced “oo-ji” not “woo-zee”.


HEIZE is pronounced “Haze” not “Highsa” or “Highs”.

5. Seohyun (SNSD)

Seohyun is pronounced “So-hyuh-n” not “So-yoon” and the same goes for her bandmates Taeyeon and Hyoyeon.

6. Hyuna

Hyuna is pronounced “Hyuh-na” not “H-yoona”.

7. Cheng Xiao (WJSN)

Cheng Xiao is pronounced “Ss-ong-so” not “Che-ng-chow” or “Che-ng-zow”.

8. Onew (SHINee)

Onew is pronounced “Oon-yu” not “Oh-new”.


EXID is pronounced “E.X.I.D” and not “Eck-sid”. You’d be surprised by the number of people that pronounce it wrong.

10. Yuqi ((G)I-DLE)

Yuqi is pronounced “uu-ki” not “Yoo-ki”.

11. IZ*ONE

IZ*ONE is pronounced “ai-jeu-won” not “ai-zone”.

12. Shuhua ((G)I-DLE)

Shuhua is pronounced “Shoo-hwa” not “Shuh-wa” or “Shoo-hu-ah”.