How V From BTS Earned His ‘Good Boy’ Nickname

He’s an award-winning singer, dancer, and songwriter. Whether fans believe him or not, V often refers to himself as “Good Boy.” How did this BTS member earn his nickname? What other nicknames do fans call him? Here’s what we know about Kim Taehyung. 

V and J-Hope of BTS attend 102.7 KIIS FM's Jingle Ball 2019
V and J-Hope of BTS attend 102.7 KIIS FM’s Jingle Ball 2019 | Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for iHeartMedia

V often introduces himself as a ‘good boy’

Together, these seven artists make up the biggest boy band in the world. Real name Kim Taehyung, V is one of the singers and dancers in BTS, appearing on award-winning songs like “Boy With Luv” and “Dynamite.”

Whether they perform under their stage name or their real names, these BTS members earned a few nicknames since their debut. Some of the BTS members even use a tagline while introducing themselves overseas. 

For J-Hope, that’s saying “I’m your hope, you’re my hope.” For Jin, that’s mentioning that he’s “Worldwide Handsome,” (which he is.) For V, oftentimes when he’s introducing himself, he says “I’m a good boy.” Although “Good Boy” has nothing to do with his stage name, some fans still refer to him by this nickname.

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Why is V’s nickname ‘good boy?’

He’s a singer and a dancer but V earned this nickname, and since refers to himself as “Good Boy,” because of his love for the BTS ARMY. Of course, some fans disagree with this nickname, because sometimes he’s dark and mysterious. 

“He is a good boy, that is just a nickname ARMY gave him. But we all know he is not one since he plays with our feelings over his looks,” one Quora user joked.

During April 2020, a Tiktok challenge spurred, inspired by this iconic tagline. According to All K-pop, hundreds of users would attach an audio clip of Kim Taehyung’s voice saying, “My name is V… I’m good boy” to their posts.

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V earned a few other nicknames from BTS fans

“Good Boy” wouldn’t be the only nickname for this BTS singer and dancer. Because of his visuals, some fans gave him the nickname CGV, which is a combination of the words “Computer Graphics” and “V,” meaning that he’s so handsome he’s unreal. Others refer to him as “Gucci Boy” due to this love for the brand. 

Aside from his work with the BTS members, V sometimes releases solo music under the same stage name. That includes his all-English song and music video titled “Winter Bear.” Since its release, the video earned over 60 million plays on the platform Spotify. 

In 2020, just in time for Christmas, V released a solo song featuring Peakboy, titled “Snow Flower.” The “Life Goes On” music video by BTS, as well as the songs “Winter Bear” and “Snow Flower” are now available on YouTube.