Prior to debuting, many idol groups will undergo several choices of team names before settling on one and finally making their debut.
In this particular situation, netizens uncovered the various different names that could have been G-Friend, short for Girlfriend.
On Instiz, a netizen published a post titled “The shocking candidates of G-Friend’s debut team names.” The translation of the post can be found below:
“There were many contenders for the name. G-Friend was one of them. We didn’t like it first but fans like it and we like the meaning behind the name. We want to be comforting and familiar just like your girlfriend. Other options were Guardian Angel, HugHug, World peace and more….?”
Koreaboo has collected reactions from Netizens who commented on the original article from our Korean source. The below comments are the most popular comments at the time of this article being published.
- World Peaceㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ I like now..^^
- Thank Godㅠㅠㅠ
- But HugHug is really cute that name would have been good as well
- HugHug ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋThank god they went with G-Friend
- G-Friend was a shock to me but the rest ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ..
- God…..so thankful they went with G-friend