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Seoul City plans giving out foreigners Korean names

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Seoul City plans giving out foreigners Korean names

The Seoul city government said Monday that it has launched a pilot program to give foreigners Korean names as part of efforts to promote the Korean alphabet, hangeul.

The program, titled “Korean Names for Non-Koreans,” is available to foreigners who reside overseas and are interested in Korean culture, Park Jin-young, a city official in charge of communication, said. The application form can be downloaded from the city’s foreign language website and e-mailed to the city at

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Of the applicants, five to 10 foreigners will be selected each month after considering their reasons for applying for Korean names.

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The city, in collaboration with hangeul organizations, will name the selected applicants in Korean.

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Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon will give the first successful applicant a certificate with the person’s Korean name written by him, according to the official. (Yonhap)

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