Should I get a Korean name?
I’m a 15 year old girl and my family and I are moving to South Korea in a years time. I’ve been told that it would be a good idea to get a Korean name (only first, I would keep my last name) as the “ph” sound that my name starts with does not exist in Korean, however I don’t want to be seen as a Koreaboo or someone who mocks Korean culture as I’m white. What should I do?
- W.T. DoorLv 72 months agoFavourite answer
Don't actually legally change your name. If your real first name turns out to be hard to pronounce for Koreans then choose a nickname that is easy for them to pronounce. For example, introduce yourself using your real name but then say something like "... but you can call me _________".
These videos may help:
I went to high school with two brothers from Hong Kong. Their "first" names were both meaningless in English and hard to pronounce. They took Charlie and Larry as western nicknames.
- Anonymous2 months ago
No. You should not get a Korean name. Keep your own name.