While the name ENHYPEN was met with mixed opinions the moment it was announced, there’s no doubt it has a touching meaning. Based on the word “hyphen”, a punctuation mark that connects words, ENHYPEN represents the I-LAND group connecting with each other, with fans, and with the world. Now, fans are scrambling to come up an equally meaningful fandom name to submit for official consideration. Here are 10 of the best suggestions shared online so far.
ENCIRCLE was submitted by an unnamed ENHYPEN fan. Similarly to how ENHYPEN means “to connect”, ENCIRCLE means “to surround”. Together as ENCIRCLE, fans could surround the members with their love and support, like a true circle of friends.
NEXUS was suggested by @ctrlenhypen on Twitter. Like “hyphen”, NEXUS is another word that represents joining together; the dictionary definition is “a connection linking two or more things”. On top of that, it can also be read as a contraction of “NExt to US”, portraying how fans will stay right next to ENHYPEN through their career.
ENLIGHT was suggested by @enhypenal on Twitter. On I-LAND, the ENHYPEN members were described as “seven lights“, once shining alone but now brought together. As a fandom, ENLIGHT could help ENHYPEN shine even brighter.
HYPER was suggested by an unnamed ENHYPEN fan. While ENHYPEN is based on the word “hyphen”, many fans have noted its similarity with the word “hype”. As a result, HYPER is becoming a very popular fandom name suggestion.
ENJOY was suggested by an unnamed ENHYPEN fan. The name represents the mutual relationship that connects the group with the fandom: ENHYPEN will receive joy from the fans, while the fans will receive joy from ENHYPEN.
ELLIPSE was suggested by @wontarak on Twitter. In geometry, an ellipse is an oval formed at a constant distance to its focal points. In the case of this fandom name, ENHYPEN will always be focal points to the fans. On top of that, it’s similar to another punctuation mark—the “ellipsis” (written as “…”).
ENERGY was suggested by an unnamed ENHYPEN fan. Similarly to ENJOY, the meaning is self-explanatory. Both ENHYPEN and their fans will be connected through the energy they bring to each other each day.
HYPENATION was suggested by @space_kidult on Twitter. Just like ENHYPEN is based on the word “hyphen”, HYPENATION is the word “hyphenation”—the action of using a hyphen. On top of that, it can also be read as “hype nation”, turning the fandom into an entire nation of supporters.
ENFINITY was suggested by @04shiningJW on Twitter. A play on the word “infinity”, this fandom name aims to represent how fans will have endless love and support for ENHYPEN, staying with them forever.
EQUALIZE was suggested by @hubbyoungk on Twitter, with “=iZE” as a possible wordmark. According to the fan, the two lines that make up the “=” sign can also be seen as two hyphens—one for the members, one for the fans. On top of that, the name represents ENHYPEN fans “equalizing” them on one level, despite everyone coming from different backgrounds and journeys.