LE SSERAFIM fans now officially have a fandom name!
Their company, Source Music, made the official announcement, along with a heartwarming explanation behind the fandom name.
As many fans know, LE SSERAFIM’s name is an anagram for “I’M FEARLESS,” which they displayed in a motion release teaser unveiling their group name on March 27, 2022.
A month ago, fans asked member Yunjin about the fandom’s name. Fans were hilariously offering suggestions to speed up the process.
One fan asked if the group was discussing possible names in their meetings with the company, and Yunjin hilariously implied that picking a name during the meetings would be a disaster.
Fan: How about choosing a fandom name during a weekly meeting? It doesn’t matter if its kelp or oyster. Choose a fandom name for us.
Yunjin: Lololol are you sure it doesn’t matter? Our weekly meetings are pure chaos. Are you okay with that?
Now, three months after their debut, the wait is over as LE SSERAFIM has officially announced their fandom name, FEARNOT.
Source Music explained the deeper meaning behind the fandom name in an official notice posted to Weverse.
Hello. This is Source Music.
We’re here to reveal the official fandom name “FEARNOT” for LE SSERAFIM and the fans.
“FEARNOT,” which is a homonym of “blooming” in Korean, carries a meaning that LE SSERAFIM marching forward fearlessly and fans who do “not fear” loving and supporting LE SSERAFIM come together to “bloom” every new moment.
We express our sincere gratitude to our “FEARNOT” sending LE SSERAFIM lots of love and we ask for your continued love and support.
— Source Music
FEARNOTs are already showing love for the new name; one lucky fan commented that FEARNOT was a pretty name and LE SSERAFIM’s Sakura replied that she agreed!
FEARNOTs shared their love for the creative meaning behind the phrase on Twitter and further explained the unique way the fandom name can be interpreted.
our official fandom name is a wordplay!!! 피어나 in korean means to bloom, but it can also be read as fearnot!! SUPER COOL https://t.co/bxGlamb0hC
— 💐 (@yunjinkr) August 7, 2022
FEARNOT = no reason to be afraid, similar to FEARLESS (LE SSERAFIM)
피어나 (FEARNOT) = bloom in korean
Genius. I actually love it 🥲
— Divine | F̶E̶A̶R̶N̶O̶T̶ ❤️🔥 (@Kazuhaseyo) August 7, 2022
Another fan creatively used the motion trailers from LE SSERAFIM’s group name and fandom name announcement to suggest a future lightstick for the group.
— Ayis | 🧜♀️🍇 (@LeSseraPanda) August 7, 2022
One observant fan noticed that leader Chaewon may have hinted at the fandom name in a previous interview, to which Chaewon seemingly confirmed with a simple emoji.
Now that the fandom name has been announced, FEARNOTs can look forward to being officially greeted during LE SSERAFIM’s next schedule.
Check out the fandom name reveal below!