Let’s get one thing straight. Names are not a priority. But we have to admit, most of us like the good stuff when we have names that come to us when we’re ready to listen to them. Names such as Kekahi, Kalohi and Kihei are just two of thousands of names Hawaiians have.
The list of Hawaiian words that will make your mouth water is growing and as much as we all like to play to our Hawaiian tendencies, there may be times when the list of Hawaiian names becomes overwhelming. The thing is, you know, there are only about 25 Hawaiian words that will go into our vocabulary. So we may forget one or two, but not the majority. So if you’re curious how many Hawaiian names that you know that you are going to swear off, keep reading.
“To be honest, the list of Hawaiian words is a bit intimidating. It is not because they scare you, because they can only ever be uttered by a certain type of person. Many of them just seem to irritate me, like Hahalu, Hikali, Kapalea and Kekahi. My reaction to them is exactly the same as your reaction to a person walking funny.
There are 23 words that you will swear off. They include the kahakua, kupuihi, kahina, lehua, hula, leewei, paka’e, pukohiki, pukekiki, kahawai, matupuu, mati, muaha, mua’a and ‘ohana.
In Hawai‘i, only 25 Hawaiian words are used in everyday speech and Hawaiians say all of these words. So why not look back at some of the more common Hawaiian names and see what it means to take pride in our Hawaiian names? We are not asking for an in depth lesson here. Just consider the meaning behind some of the most common Hawaiian words. You are welcome to use or modify any of the choices you made.
13 Ways Hawaiians Can Be A Good Family Old blog: We have a Hawaiian family and we are happy for that. But is it possible to be a family of any type on the island. That is not to say you should not be a family, but it is to say you are a parent. There are no answers for that. Maybe it is you. Maybe it is your parents. Maybe it is your childrens’ kids.