I was going to use the title “The Man with Two Names”, but I like Superman… and Superman is the ultimate adoption success story.
When I first arrived in Korea, my birth family asked me what name I prefer. In emails, they had been using my name given at birth, “Kihoo”. Before I left, I was uncomfortable with the idea. I gave it some thought and decided… what does it really matter. If it makes the family happy, what do I care. So, like Superman is “Kal-El” to Kryptonians… I am “Ki-Hoo” on the planet Korea.
During the trip, when referring to me… Lee had started to call me Kihoo. I told her to knock it off. I am known, only as Kihoo, to Ko’ryptonians.