BEAST were almost named "300".
2 Mar 2017 - 2:37 PM  UPDATED 2 Mar 2017 - 2:38 PM

BEAST (now Highlight) were almost named "300" after the Greek warriors, other options were "6-con", "Gold, Silver, Bronze Eagle" and "Genghis Khan." I'm sure the group was happy to find out their name was simply BEAST.

Here's six other K-Pop group that nearly debuted under different names:


They almost debuted under the name “Diridiri Daradara Duruduru Bop” - try saying that three times. This almost feels like a prank but it's 100 per cent true!

2. GFriend

This group nearly had conservative names such as "World Peace", "Hug Hug" and "Guardian Angel." Not the worst names possible but GFRIEND is definitely the best from that bunch. 

3. BTS

These guys could've been known as “Young Nation” or “Big Kids.” It just goes to show how important a name is; 'Blood, Sweat and Tears by Young Nation' just doesn't have the same ring to it.


Their CEO had a few possible names for the group including "Icons," "Blackberry," "The Big Dipper" and "Supersonic."  Just before their debut the CEO decided on INFINITE and never looked back. (The Big Dipper? Really? Haha)


Born to Beat also went through some name trouble. Potential names included "Sonic," "Asian King" and "74." Do they just shuffle random words into a hat to name their groups? Thankfully BTOB was chosen in the end.


They weren't always gonna be called VIXX. Member N said names floating around for the group were "J-Dice" and "Bluefish" saying he's so happy his group isn't called Bluefish. 

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