Last month, former After School member Jung Ah announced that she was pregnant with her second child.
She announced through her Instagram that it was a daughter. She happily shared, “I am a woman with everything. I’m becoming a mother to a daughter.”
Then, Jung Ah revealed the nickname that she was giving to her baby.
I want to give the baby in my belly the nickname ‘Jennie.’ Yes, that’s right, like Jennie from BLACKPINK.
She followed up by saying that she was a huge fan of the group and hopes Jennie understands.
In South Korea, a trend began in the early 2000s that quickly became an essential part of the culture. Taemyeong, or “birth name,” is a nickname given to a mother’s unborn child or, rather, their “baby bump.” Until the baby is actually born, they are usually called by this name. However, sometimes a family can call the child by either name when they’re born.
Oftentimes the names relate to a certain trait the mother hopes the child will have, a health word, or simply a nice-sounding word that the mother likes. These names are often like Love, Healthy, Strong, Bean, and more.
What do you think of her decision?