JYP Entertainment’s newest girl group, ITZY, is taking the K-Pop world by storm with their latest release “ICY.”
With their distinct sound and image, ITZY is carving a name for themselves in history.
But did you know that ITZY was almost named something else?
On SBS POWER GM Cultwo Show, the girls revealed the three other names that were considered for their group. The company wanted their name to reflect their “girl crush” image.
[📹] 21.08.19 – Haviam vários nomes que a JYP tinha em discussão para o nome que o ITZY teria:
E ITZY, escolha do Park Jinyoung
— Yeji Brasil ❄️ (@YejiBrasil) August 21, 2019
As such, the shortlist included Purple Heart, Triggle, and Queendom.
[INFO] 190821— ITZY revealed their possible group name before J.Y Park had decided on ‘ITZY’ as their final group name on SBS POWER FM Cultwo Show
— ITZY GLOBAL #ITzICY❄️ (@ITZY_GLOBAL) August 21, 2019
They further explained the name Triggle, saying it stood for the words “trigger” and “giggle.”
they said triggle is a combination of trigger and…giggle i think?
so funny bc trigger was an option for skz ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ
— shmesm (@shmesm2) August 21, 2019
People began wondering how their company chose these names.
a possible name for stray kids was trigger and a possible name for itzy was triggle……does jyp just open a dictionary and pick the first word he lands on as a group name idea
— ★☆★ash (@straysos) August 21, 2019
Fans were quick to remember that JYP almost called Stray Kids “Trigger.”
👤 Before the team name was settled (to be Stray Kids), were there other names?
🐺 Trigger x3!
— 재 🐰🍃 (@mintho1025) August 19, 2019
It was as if JYP wanted them to be like twins.
Before debut Charyeong said JYP want to give a name group ITZY is TRIGGLE.. and in KCON LA when interview with Stray Kids, Bangchan said JYP want to name Stray Kids is TRIGGER.. JYP want Stray Kids & ITZY like a Twin. 😉 #KCON19LA https://t.co/lZ42Of31qE
— marthen53 (@marthen53) August 21, 2019
MIDZYs were just thankful that the final name ended up being ITZY!
can u believe itzy’s name couldve been “purple heart” sjsjjd pic.twitter.com/VkfHp4U3Yt
— 𝐚𝐬𝐡🍒 (@gayforryu) August 21, 2019
Thank god their name is ITZY https://t.co/JutSo5qOYi
— shy | IT'z ICY ❄️ (@ryunisms) August 21, 2019