S.Coups said that he was taking this matter seriously and that makes many fans feel a little sad.
On October 18 at 3 PM KST, SEVENTEEN held a Q&A session with #TwitterBlueroom before the release of their special album “Semicolon” on October 19.
During this live broadcast, S.Coups shared that he had in regards to his stage name. With so many people getting his name wrong, the leader of SEVENTEEN was thinking about changing his stage name to just Coups instead.
Although he thoroughly enjoys the fun nicknames he receives from the fans and online, his main concern is during official events when people get his name wrong because it’s hard to remember. As an idol who has been in the industry for five years, he can’t help but be upset because many people cannot remember the word ‘S.Coups’ correctly. S.Coups confided: “ I have thought about this [the stage name] a lot. It’s fun that they call me whatever they want. But it can be problem in official settings”.
The other members of SEVENTEEN also had different reactions. While some people thought that it would be sad to lose the name he’s used for so long, others stated that this was something that he should decide for himself.
In the end, S.Coups said he will think more carefully about this matter before making a final decision. This thing has made fans and many netizens regret. Accordingly, the ‘S’ is ‘Seungcheol’ (the male idol’s real name) and ‘Coups’ is ‘Coup d’état’ (the victor in the war). So, although it is confusing, netizens think that this is a very unique and very beautiful stage name.
On Theqoo forum, the fact that S.Coups wanted to change his stage name surprised Knetizens. Many people said they would regret it if he changed his stage name.