It’s no secret that many Korean celebrities choose to go by stage names, often for a number of reasons. Sometimes there is already a celebrity or other well-known person with the same name and they want to make the difference known, or they feel their name is too ordinary.
On the other hand, some celebrities have real names that are so different, they sound like stage names. Here’s a list of 12 celebrities who choose to go by their unique given names.
1. Go Soo
2. Sechs Kies’ Eun Ji Won
3. Yoo Ji Tae
4. Brown Eyed Soul’s Naul (Full Name: Yoo Naul)
5. Brown Eyed Soul’s Jungyeop (Full Name: Ahn Jungyeop)
6. 2NE1’s Park Bom
7. Wheesung (Full Name: Choi Wheesung)
8. Yoon Park
9. Soya (Full Name: Kim Soya)
10. EXO’s Chanyeol (Full Name: Park Chanyeol)
11. Super Junior’s Ryeowook (Full Name: Kim Ryeowook)
12. Super Junior’s Donghae (Full Name: Lee Donghae)
What other celebrities have unique or unusual names? Let us know in the comments below!