Extra! Korea

January 28, 2010

Making a K-Pop Group: Choosing a Name

Filed under: humor, music — extrakorea @ 1:59 pm

You’re a big music company in Korea. Years ago, you held auditions, and chose your trainees. After years of training, your singing/dancing group is ready to debut. But wait, what will you call them? Fortunately, names for K-Pop groups are so formulaic that we’ve been able to boil it down to a science. Under each category are examples of real names of real K-Pop artists. Then either choose a new name or make one up by following the examples. It’s easy.

Three-letter Acronyms that Spell Words


g.o.d., H.O.T.

New Names:

d.o.g., h.a.t., b.u.g.

Combinations of abbreviations and acronyms


Fin.K.L (Fine Killing Liberty), Baby V.O.X. (Baby Voices of Xpression)

New Name:

K.Thx. (Okay. Thanks)



HAM, Egg

New Names:

Toast, Cereal. Combine with HAM and Egg to form supergroup Breakfast.



Super Junior, Wonder Girls

New Names:

Ultra Cheesy, Super Spam

Numbers Mixing Letters and Numerals


2NE1 (“twenty-one”), Se7en, 8Eight

New Names:

9ine, 10en, 6ixty-6ix, etc. When you get into the high double digits, it starts to get a little sticky.



After School, 4Minute, 2AM, 2PM

New Names:

Fortnight, Behind Schedule



Kara, T-ara

New Names:

Bara, Cara (not to be confused with Kara), Dara, Fara, Gara, etc. As long there remain letters in the alphabet, there will still be possibilities.

Natural Phenomenon

Rain, Big Bang, Rainbow

New Names:

Earthquake, Global Warming, Gravitational Singularity, Cosmic Expansion

Girls, Girls, Girls


Wonder Girls, Girls’ Generation

New Names:

School Girls, Girls for Pedos

Leftover Scrabble Pieces


F.cuz, ZE:A, MBLAQ

New Names:

Just grab some letters and toss them down. Don’t worry if it’s unpronounceable. Hire PR people to tell the public how to say it.


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  2. Lol, I wonder if they will ever have any Korean names like So Nyeo Shi Dae or Dong Bang Shin Ki again…

    Comment by NyNy — June 30, 2010 @ 12:21 pm

  3. ahahahaha hysterical!!! YOUR POST WAS AMAZING

    Comment by sarah — September 8, 2010 @ 10:38 pm

  4. me and my brothers would always love to play scrabble every weekend, .

    Comment by Wrench Set · — November 4, 2010 @ 2:26 pm

    • ohw!!!!! scrabble can make our mind bigger and bigger ahahah 😀 lol

      Comment by anna — July 20, 2011 @ 8:07 am

  5. me and my broher love to make girl group and boy group name 🙂

    Comment by anna — July 20, 2011 @ 8:05 am

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