So earlier @kpopandkimchi posted a card on how to pronounce (In Korean) some kpop fanclub names, and some commenters were wondering what some meaning meant. So, today I'm going to talk about some fanclub names, and their meanings/origins.
SONE (Girl's Generation)
Sone (Pronounce: So-Won) means "Wish" in Korean. Based off the girls' song "Genie", which Korean title is "소원을 말해봐" (So-won-eul mal-hae-bwa) meaning Tell Me Your Wish. It's also a play on words. Girl's Generation's Korean name is 소녀시대 (so-nyeo-shi-dae). The girls and their fans will always be one. So+One=SONE!
E.L.F. (Super Junior)
E.L.F. stand's for "Everlasting Friends". The name was chosen because the boys plan to be everlasting friends with their fans.
SHINee World/SHAWOLs (SHINee)
The group fanclub name is SHINee World (샤이니월드: Syha-ee-nee wol-deu), which is named after their first full-length album. Fans refer to themselves as SHAWOLS, which is an abbreviation for SHINee World. SHYA+WOL+ Shawol.
Cassiopeia (Or Cassies for short) is named after the Cassiopeia constellation, which consists of 5 main stars, and TVXQ (originally) has 5 members.
So, if you're not a fan of Seventeen, chances are you've seen/or heard this name floating around the kpop fandom and your first thought was, "wtf". (I know what you may be thinking, and no it's not the food) Seventeen's first album was titled, 17 Carat, and one of the songs (Shining Diamond) has a repeated lyric, " Oh yes. I’m that Diamond. 흉내 낼 수 없는 Seventeen Carat" (meaning:"Oh yes, i'm that diamond. You can't copy this 17 Carat"). This was one of the many self fandom names the fans gave themselves. Eventually, the boys opened up a poll on their website where fans could submit fan name ideas. The boys picked around 6 names they liked the best, and the fans voted for which they liked the best. Carat was the winner, and was announced at their encore concert, for "Boys Wish" On Valentine's Day,2016.
I AM (2AM)/ HOTTEST (2PM)
2PM's fanclub name, HOTTEST, comes from 2PM (arguably) being the hottest time of day. I AM+HOTTEST=I AM HOTTEST.
These girls waited a long time for a fandom name, color and solo concert, and they finally got one this year, MeU! The meaning is Me+U=MeU! Me+U was one of the girl's songs of of their first Mini Album, "NU ABO".
This meaning is quite simple. In the card game, Blackjack, 21 is the highest number a player can achieve.
The 'SS' in "SS501" Stands for "Super Star". The third S Stands for "Supporter." So, they are "Super Star Supporters"
Boice is mix of "Blue" and "Voice". Blue, being the boys, and Voice is the fans. Boice!
The meaning to this one is that KARA believes their family are their fans. KARA+Familia (Spanish word for Family)=Kamilia.
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