Believe it or not, the following K-pop groups could have had entirely different names. Prior to their debut, these K-pop acts were deciding between a variety of names, some of which now seem pretty outlandish! From EXO to BIGBANG, these K-pop superstars could have been known as something completely different. Which names do you prefer?

Scroll down to see some of the names that were almost used!

1. EXO: Boy’s Paradise

2. Wonder Girls: LC (Ladies Club)

3. BTS: Young Nation, Big Kids

4. INFINITE: The Big Dipper, Blackberry, Icons, Supersonic

5. SISTAR: Diridiri Daradara Duruduru Bop

In case you were wondering how to pronounce Diridiri Daradara Duruduru Bop, check out this video below!

6. BtoB: Arirang, Chungdam Unbeatable, Asian King, Sonic, 74

7. Beast: Six-Con, Genghis Khan, 300, Gold Silver Bronze Bald Eagle

8. MAMAMOO: Wah Wah Girls

9. TVXQ: SM 5, The Five Visceras, Eastern Invincibility, Whale That Eats Legends

10. VIXX: Bluefish, J-Dice

11. GFRIEND: Hug Hug, World Peace, Guardian Angel

12. CNBLUE: Pine Tree

13. SHINee: Luxury Boys, Baby Team, SM 5

14. F(x): Meow, Flower, Bomb

15. BIGBANG: Diamond

Which names surprised you the most? Can you imagine the groups having any of these names? Share your thoughts below!


2015 SBS Awards Festival

Starring Park Jae Sang (PSY) and VIXX

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