Sometimes the writers of our favorite Asian dramas make the names of their characters into an interesting or funny play on words. The names have an intentional secondary meaning in some Korean or Taiwanese dramas. Some names seem like a test to see if we, the viewers, would notice. While other, more blatant character names deliberately tie into the plot of the entire series.
Here is a roundup of some of our favorite character names from recent and current dramas that are an interesting play on words!
|Yoon Jin Yi looks better than any blade of grass we’ve ever seen in ‘It’s Okay, That’s Love’|
|Roxanne Yang has lots of dreams about her future in ‘Love Family’|
|Song Ha Yoon is like a breath of fresh, spring air compared to her deadbeat family in ‘Sweden Laundry’|
Born in a women’s prison, Jung Yi Han’s character has high hopes for a better life in ‘The Legendary Witch’
|Baek Jin Hee’s character is named after a root vegetable while her younger brother is named ‘one star’ in ‘Pride and Prejudice’; hmmm… no favoritism there.|
|Lee Si Young explores whether having an affair is ‘valid’ in ‘Valid Love’|
|River Huang has the perfect name for a man-child who needs to mature and earn his ex’s trust in ‘Boysitter’|
Yoon Eun Hye’s prophetic character name tries to keep her from repeating history in ‘Marry Him If You Dare’
|George Hu is definitely anything but ordinary in ‘Love Cheque Charge’|
Did you pick up on these alternate meanings of the above character names? Let us know which is your favorite in the comments!
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