6 Idols Whose Stage Names May Be Better Than Their Actual Birth Names

These names were literally made for them!

Stage names are commonly used amongst Korean stars, regardless of their occupation and oddly enough, these names can make or break a star’s career. So let’s take a look at 6 idols who netizens believe have perfect stage names.

1. Chuu (LOONA)

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LOONA‘s ever adorable Chuu is first up on our list. While her given birth name is Kim Jiwoo, fans believe that her incredibly cute image goes perfectly with her stage name. When Chuu smiles, her adorable eye smile comes out for the whole world to see, earning her nickname “the lover”. Due to this, fans believe that her stage name could not be more perfect for her.

2. Arin (Oh My Girl)

Oh My Girl‘s gorgeous maknaeArin is next up on our list. While her birth name Choi Yewon is pretty, netizens believe that Arin’s cute and innocent image needed something extra. The Ah means pretty and Rin means bright, which is how they came up with Arin for the Oh My Girl member. Fans agree that that Arin is more fitting than Yewon for this girl group member.

3. Cha Eunwoo (ASTRO)

We have a boy group member this time and it’s none other than Cha Eunwoo of ASTRO. Cha Eunwoo’s birth name is Lee Dongmin, which is pretty cool but not quite right. With his calm yet chic image, however, netizens believe that his stage name of Cha Eunwoo is more fitting of his image than his birth name. He is also known for his handsome, prince like visuals, which everyone also agrees is more aligned with his stage name.

4. Bona (Cosmic Girls)

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Next up we have another girl group member but this time, it’s Bona from Cosmic Girls. She was born with the cute birth name, Kim Jiyeon. While there is nothing wrong with that name, it is quite a common name for females in South Korea. At some point, you will have had a female friend or acquaintance with that name if you lived there. With that said, to make herself stand out and to show off her funky personality, her stage name Bona was born.


SEVENTEEN‘s DK is on this list as well. His birth name is Lee Sukmin, which is common as well, but netizens believe that there is something oddly stern about this name. His goofy personality is widely known amongst netizens so naturally, a stern name would not be the best fit for this particular boy group member. With his stage name, netizens felt that it not only suited his overall image, but that it also refined him as well.


Last, but most definitely not least is our girl Rosé from BLACKPINK. Her full Korean birth name is Park Chaeyoung, which is commonly known and sometimes used by her fans. Growing up in New Zealand, the girl group member also grew up with an English name, Roseanne Park, which is beautiful on its own. To fit her elegant and noble image, however, the stage name Rosé came to life and she’s been promoting with it ever since.

Source: Insight
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