TaeTiSeo Members Confess They Initially Disliked Their Sub-Unit Name and Girls’ Generation’s Name

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On the September 27 broadcast of KBS’ “Entertainment Weekly,” the members of Girls’ Generation sub-unit, TaeTiSeo, made an appearance for the ‘Guerilla Date’ segment of the entertainment news program.

During the interview, the reporter asked Taeyeon, Tiffany, and Seohyun, “Did the three of you personally choose the group name (TaeTiSeo) yourselves?”

Tiffany answered, “No. We really didn’t like the name. We asked, ‘Should our unit name be ‘Twinkle’ or [something else],’ and the company told us to just go with ‘TaeTiSeo.’ We couldn’t believe that we were going to debut with the names written on our schedule sheets (abbreviated as ‘Tae, Ti, Seo, Yoon, Sun, etc.), but that’s really what happened.”

The reporter went on to ask if they had complaints about their name at first, and Seohyun responded, “At first, we did have a lot [of complaints].” Taeyeon added on, “So our name in English is TTS.”

The members further explained, “Like our senior group SES, we wanted to be TTS. But the team director said, ‘No, TaeTiSeo is perfect.’ It was a similar situation with Girls’ Generation. When we first heard [the name Girls’ Generation], we thought, ‘Really, Girls’ Generation? What?’ We were hopeless at first. We trained for so many years and we were going to be named Girls’ Generation? But now, we’re thankful to our team director.”

What are your thoughts on their group names?