The Importance of First Names!
We respond to our name throughout our lives. People associate us with our first name, it forms part of our identity. They help to distinguish us from one to another. Other people gain immediate and sometimes totally subconscious views of people, just from hearing a name they can therefore give us a distinct advantage in life, or conversely, a disadvantage! The choice of an Hawaiian Baby name is, therefore, incredibly important. And those of us who choose a baby's name are taking on a responsible task!
The Origins of Hawaiian baby names
A Traditional Hawaiian name might be chosen which has been based on a dream, a vision or a sign. The origins of this these include place names, those related to mythology and history, origins from colours, plants and other types of nature, Fictional origins, historical origins, characteristic and religious origins. We then move on to the genre which can be classed as Descriptive, Place, Speciality and finally unique (or created names).
Questions about Hawaiian baby names!
At one time or another most of us have posed some the following questions about our own names...
- What does my Hawaiian name mean?
- Why did my parents choose the Hawaiian name?
- Are there any strong family connections to my Hawaiian name?
- Where did my Hawaiian name originate?
- Why was I given such an unusual Hawaiian name?
What Hawaiian baby name shall I give to my baby?
Will the Hawaiian baby name suit my baby? Should it be traditional, unusual, unique, exotic or popular? Will it be suitable throughout all life phases ( "A Name isn't just for a birthday - it's for life!").
In 1857 the surname law was past and all Hawaiian families were required to use a surname. Up to this time only the first name was used. This was a very strong Hawaiian tradition and even up to the early part of the 20th century some Hawaiians would only use their first name.
Hawaiian Name changes
An Hawaiian name would be changed if it was felt that the person had suffered bad misfortune. An Hawaiian name might also be changed if a discreditable event occurred in the family. Under these circumstances an Hawaiian name would be changed and the new name would be used by successive generations.
Want to know more?
Further information about names and Genealogy can be found by clicking the following links:
World of Baby Names