I keep seeing people whining about how they want a Korean name and okay thing is
The reason why Korean people get English names is because essentially, they want a better job and because they want to assimilate. All countries who have been former colonies have this mindset (which I think is a tragedy and personally a wrong idea but) that the reason why we were colonized is because we fell behind the times. Consequently I see an added drive to fit in, to assimilate to the dominant culture.
So for example Korean kids get English names in English hagwons because that is a way of assimilating yourself into the primarily English-speaking culture. Seunghwan is a harder name to pronounce for English speakers than say, Samuel (this is not counting the numerous Catholic people I have met who have Catholic names like Regina, Phillip, etc) for people whose first language is English. It also makes it look more “professional” when you are applying to schools overseas.
This mechanism works similarly for those people who have English names for business reasons. An example can be the lawfirm Taepyungyang, which means the pacific ocean in Korean, who has changed their English name to Bae, Kim & Lee, which are last names in Korean and is a form of naming a law firm that Westerners tend to use. This is to appeal to the foreign market, look again, more “professional” and “appealing”, which is in essence assimilating to globalization led by western forces.
Therefore this is literally people obeying the balance of power as is. People getting Korean names is a bit dofferent, you are doing it because it’s a “cool” thing and a way to accessorize, rather than because you HAVE to in order to get better jobs, etc because lemme tell you, having an English name in Korea does not hinder you professionally.
So no, it’s not the same thing and please just shut up.