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Super Junior's Yesung changes his legal name

By elliefilet   Saturday, April 30, 2016   116,362   13,568   55
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Super Junior's Yesung revealed he officially changed his legal name.

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On the April 21st broadcast of SBS Power FM's 'Cultwo Show', Yesung featured as a guest on the 'live' special alongside VIXX. The Super Junior member said, "My mother told me that she changed my legal name without even telling me. She said that Jong Woon would bring clouds to my life, so she changed my name to Kim Jong Hoon."

When the DJs asked Yesung to choose a name he'd like for himself, he answered, "I'll listen to my mother's wishes and go with Kim Jong Hoon."

Have you heard Yesung's solo song "Here I Am" yet?



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lilliana Monday, May 2, 2016

Doesn't matter, he's still Yesung!<3

pandaniv Sunday, May 1, 2016

Sounds like his mum went to a fortune teller.

aediahhhh Sunday, May 1, 2016

wait what

jazzy_bear Saturday, April 30, 2016

I'm actually laughing so hard at this and I don't know why...his mom makes me happy lmao

whatever101 Saturday, April 30, 2016

didnt realize a mother could legally change her grown ass son's name without his permission

Ixnay whatever101 Saturday, April 30, 2016

Same here. What if she named him something like squid or shrimp would he still go with it?

madisonclaire33 Saturday, April 30, 2016

Though it's surprising that she did it without first getting his opinion.... it's not so shocking that she might have been worried that the name was unlucky (moving forward). ^^' There may be other reasons too of course, but it may have seemed burdensome that Yesung's original Korean name, 김종운, is somewhat similar to that of the current leader of North Korea, 김정은 (especially when romanized or spoken). In the past, Yesung's photo has even been used mistakenly by international media in articles regarding North Korea. As for changing his name: 김 is his family name, 종 is his generational name (shared with his brother 종진), and 운 was his personal name → so it makes the most sense to make a small change to this last character (in this case: 운 → 훈 ). But~~~~~ having said that... ^^;;;; I am not sure why Yesung wasn't asked first, or for that matter how it was possible to change a legal adults name without his consent. (Maybe Korean law permits that and perhaps he genuinely didn't care, as long as his mom liked it?  As anyone who has interacted with her in person can attest to, she seems like a nice, well-intentioned person ~ so please don't think badly without knowing more. ^^)
 Anyway, congrats to Yesung on his new legal name. ^__^

icefire89 Saturday, April 30, 2016

I don't--what?

iisstf28 Saturday, April 30, 2016

He looks like he is used to this xD his mom must do things like this without telling him, he looks so done with this shit xD

micahxo_lu Saturday, April 30, 2016

Uhh.. what the fuck? I mean if he's chill with it then okay, what's done is done but seriously.. omoni why did you do that without his permission? That's really invasive and such a big change at his age, without him even giving any thought to it.... smh

gt3lt_kpop Saturday, April 30, 2016

sounds nice

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