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When it comes to naming your baby, you want the perfect name that will stand out in a crowd. You don’t want your child to be labeled “just another John.” But what if I told you that many people are given Hawaiian first and last names as their birthright? And these names are often so common that they’re considered boring?
In this blog post, we’ll explore 13 ways Hawaiian names can suck the life out of you by showing how they’re so boring.
It’s a well-known fact that many Hawaiians are given first and last names as their birthright. And these names are often so common they’re considered boring. In this blog post, we’ll explore thirteen ways Hawaiian names can suck the life out of you by showing how they’re just so darn commonplace.
Here goes: Listing all 50 states in alphabetical order would be way too easy if it weren’t for Hawaii! That’s because no other state has five vowels in its name like “Hawaii.” I bet your favorite band is called The Beatles, but what about The Beach Boys? What do you think of when you hear “The Beach Boys?” A place where people go to enjoy the water and play in it? If there are five vowels in your name, then that means your parents were probably into being creative.
Hawaiian first and last names can suck the life out of someone by showing how they’re so boring. Especially if we limit our list to two hundred possible word combinations! But these words have their own beauty, too. As one commenter on Facebook said: “I’m tired of hearing about ‘the Hawaiians.’ I just think of them as more white people.” And she has a point they may be from Hawaii but many Hawaiian names sound like those belonging to any other American.
When it comes down to it, what is wrong with being named John Smith? In my opinion nothing at all; in fact he could be c
Names like John Smith are, in a way, more American than Hawaiian because they’re generic and not tied to any one specific culture or place. Those of us with boring names may have an edge when it comes to fitting into society without getting noticed too much a definite plus if you don’t want the focus on yourself all that often. And for those who still think Hawaiian names sound cool?
Even though some might say that this is reverse racism (and admittedly there can be such things), she does raise an interesting point worth exploring: could being of a minority race or having an “exotic” name be something that can keep you from achieving your full potential?
A lot of people have commented about how they think it’s unfair to judge someone by their name. Personally, I don’t agree with this sentiment. If your own culture and family history has given you the ability to claim an identity for yourself, why not take advantage of it especially if others are judging those who share names like Olivia Wilde because she couldn’t possibly live up to her namesake? The reality is that we all want our children to grow up happy (or at least as happy as possible), but do some parents feel obligated to give their kids Hawaiian-sounding names just because it’s a “minority race or having an ‘exotic’ name”?
I’m guessing that most people think this is wrong. It can’t be someone else’s moral obligation to give their child the opportunity for success by bestowing them with a great name, and then burden them as well? If you’re going to have your baby baptized in some other culture anyway, why not go all-in on its naming tradition instead of throwing one together at the last minute just because everyone has Hawaiian names these days?
This article explores 13 ways Hawaiian Names Can Suck The Life Out Of You.
Some cultures have certain rituals and tradition that people may want to respect, but it’s important for children to be able to live their lives in ways they see fit as well. Some kids are just better served by being given a more Americanized name because it will open up more experiences and opportunities than limiting them with something from another culture.
I’m guessing most people think this is wrong?
It can’t be someone else’s moral obligation to give their child the opportunity for success by bestowing them with a great name, and then burden them as well?
Emmeline, Emmaline, Emily.
One of the most popular names in Ireland and England for centuries. The name first appeared in history as a baby girl name around 1850s with its roots from Latin origin. It was given to people who had been named after medieval Saint Aemilianus or those that were born on St Aemilius’s Day which is November 14th; meaning “island dweller.” This could be interpreted as someone living on an island at some point in their lifetime. In Hawaiian it would mean somebody who lives on an island.
Hilary, Hillary – I mean what?
You can’t spell Hilary without H-I-L-E which also happens to be the Hawaiian word for “light.” The meaning of this name is often associated with a person that brings light into one’s life or has qualities such as brightness and clarity; but it could also mean someone shining in their own way like how the sun shines brightly during daylight hours. What about the other side of night where darkness prevails? Then there are people who live in fear because they don’t know when day will turn into night so then they are shrouded in total darkness . Is that really progress at all?
Nina Naomi – I thought we were talking about Hawaiian names?
Naomi is Hebrew origin meaning “pleasant.” Doesn’t sound very pleasant to me. It sounds more like a name for somebody who is annoying or has no dignity, as in the word not being raised when they are supposed to be respectful and courteous. But if someone tells you that their parents live on an island called Hawaii then it’s probably true. And so it would seem that this person also lives on an island since both of them have the same last name which isn’t even English sounding but rather something from over there with all those clicks and weird words.