I took a lot of pride in naming my baby dolls growing up. Maria, Grettel, Shyla, Anna, and Casey were my beloved babies. My sisters and I were always discussing what our future baby names were going to be. For my older sister it was Nichelle (just like Michelle, but with an N). My younger sister enjoyed Ashley for a time, but as we aged our preferences changed and of course when you add a husband to the mix everything goes down the toilet. I never really took into consideration that my future husband might have a preference in the baby naming matter.
Sure enough, I married a Hawaiian guy and while I really REALLY pushed the names Taylor and Bailey for my little girls, he would have no part of it. They were too “white”. So I had to think outside the box and with his help (and the help of my sister) we came up with Hawaiian baby names that were perfect for our family:
Other Hawaiian baby names I love if I had a baby TODAY, which I’m not, but let’s pretend… For a girl I’m loving Malu (peacefulness) and Nani (beauty). And for a boy I like Keanu and Ikaika. And I have no idea what those mean, but I think they’re pretty.
So tell me, how did you come up with your kids names, what did you think you were going to name your kids, and what names are you loving right now?
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