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Subject: Hawaiian Names
Author: Kiele   (guest,
Date: July 27, 2011 at 10:10:55 PM
As a native hawaiian I should inform you that your Hawaiian names are misleading when you define them as male and female. Hawaiian names are all unisex. Gender specific names never exsisted because the hawaiian language is metaphoric and words have many different meanings based on the context in which they are used. Some of the names you listed and their meanings are also completely fictitious for example Anakoni. For Hawaiians to have translated Anthony for use as a hawaiian name they would to have had taken the meaning of the name (Worthy of Praise) and translated it back into Hawaiian and probably would have sounded something like ho'omaika'i Kupono. Just thought you should know.

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