Newborn boy's name is Nakoa-Wolf Manakauapo Namakaeha Momoa

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  1. New3rdTeacher

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    Lisa Bonet, from the Cosby show, just had a baby and she named it: Nakoa-Wolf Manakauapo Namakaeha Momoa. Only thing that came to my mind is....could you fit that on a name tag for the desk?
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    Geesh! Come on. That poor child when he starts learning to write his name.
     
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    Poor Baby!!!!
     
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    I'm sure he'll just go by "Wolf" or "Nak" or something easy.

    Won't the kid just write "Nakoa Bonet" on his papers and name tag?

    Of course, the school district might have fun trying to fit it into his records but that's their problem.
     
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    Actually, "Nak Mamoa" has a nice ring to it.
     
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    If I was her son, I'd definitely have my name changed legally as soon as I could!
     
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    I often wonder if these celebrities make up these incredible names just to hide the child's real name from the public.
     
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    Ugottubkiding is a name I'd like to see
     
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    As I said, I don't think it's a big deal. Nakoa-Wolf is his first name. I've known people with stranger first names than that.

    Momoa is his surname (same as his father's, how weird is that?).

    Manakauapo and Namakaeha are middle names. Lots of people have two or even three middle names. His are just long and hard to pronounce. Big deal.

    I do not think the name is strange or even all that incredible.
     
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    Nakoa Momoa sounds like a Girl Scout cookie.
     
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    :lol::lol:
     
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    Good lord, what is with celebrities and these awful names? From Pilot Inspektor to Ranebow to Apple. If I were Bonet's son, I would tell the other kids to call me "Nick".

    Unless of course he goes to an artsy school.
     
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    Hmm, that's actually a good point. Hopefully that's why because they did a special on VH1 and there were some downright awful ones.
     
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    Funny!:lol:
    I just ordered some of those SAMOAS.
    Poor child. What were they thinking?!? :unsure:
    He can use the first 2 letters of each name; Nowomana Momoa.:D
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    Well, of all his names, "Wolf" is the only one I've ever heard of-- as in "Wolf Blitzer."

    But I've taught lots of kids with different names. His first name is short and will fit onto a bubble sheet for the SATs, and he doesn't have to use his middle names if he chooses not to.

    I say if they want to name their son something unusual, it's no big deal.

    Then again, they say the ultimate test for a baby's name should be yelling the whole thing, as in anger.... Imagine yelling "Nakoa-Wolf Manakauapo Namakaeha Momoa, turn that music down!!!"
     
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    Then He'd know he was it trouble because if a parent has to say all that they have to be mad
     
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    My son's middle name is the first and middle names he had when he was adopted from Korea. Both are single syllable, easily pronouncable names, but I had never heard of them before Brian came into our lives.
    He doesn't use his middle name now, but he's only 10.

    If, at some point in the future, he wishes to "be Korean" then he has that part of his heritage.

    I'm sure there are people out there who feel that an American kid should have an "American" name. I'm not one. I think it's a good idea to make the first name pronounceable, but beyond that I don't care.
     
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    oh Lemonhead! You had me giggling like a school girl! :lol:
     
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    Well, his father was born in Hawaii. Maybe he wanted his son to have something of his heritage too.

    The dad is the guy from Stargate Atlantis. He played Ronan. Nice to look at!!!!!!
     
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    What is the father's nationality? Of course he's American, but is his last name Hawaiian, Samoan, or ?
     
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    The Jason Momoa (father) is Hawaiian and Caucasian.
    Jason Momoa's mother revealed the meaning of baby Nakoa-Wolf's name stating, "He was born on the stormiest, rainy night. so Nakoa(warrior)...Mana(strength/spirit) Kaua(rain) po(dark)... The name was always going to be Nakoa-Wolf, but Jason did the research on first middle name, 2nd middle name as you know is Jason's."1 2

    My son has a different name that I get asked about all the time - Axel

    I happen to actually like the baby's name Nakoa-Wolf.
     
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    It's a lot of syllables, to be sure, but it's fairly straightforward to pronounce (Hawai'ian tends to get cited in linguistics books as the classic example of a language in which syllables are strictly V or CV); it's not going to be that hard to spell, either.

    Growing up with an unusual name presents its challenges, but there are worse fates.
     
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    I put this exact info in my post yesterday and my post was removed.
     
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    It is a crazy name, as in long, but I don't see anything wrong with pulling in heritage either.

    I'm thinking at least it has some meaning. Better than Apple. Remember Ron Howard. His kids middle names are the cities, hotels, and road where they were conceived.
     
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    How about the ones with CAR names?
    I like the name Mercedes though.
    :cool:
    R1
     
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    I had a great aunt in Newfoundland named Mercedes. She was born in the late 1800's and died at the age of about 90.
     
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    The Mercedes was named after a Mr. Jellinek's daughter Mercedes. Mr. Jellinek was "car salesman" in the 1890s
     
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    I am sure it will have a nickname, the only thing that really matters is if it is healthy!
     
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    :lol: his desk would be covered with 2 or three name tags
     
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    LOL or he would have to learn to write REALLY small!
    I guess it is an odd name but hopefully he won't be using the middle names every day. It will probably just show up on legal documents. The name does have an interesting background though. Most celebrities think they are giving their babies "cool" names but they just sound stupid and have no meaning.
    I found a list of some other odd ones:

    Fifi Trixibelle
    Peaches Honeyblossom
    Alcamy
    Banjo Patrick
    Seven Sirius
    Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily
    Moxie CrimeFighter :dizzy:
    Poppy Honey
    Daisy Boo
    Bogart Che Peyote
    Sage Moonblood
    Dweezil
    Ahmet Emuukha Rodan
    Moon Unit
    Diva Muffin
     
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    There are certainly baby names for which the donor should suffer, but this isn't one of them.
     
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    I think people should really think about the child...would you want this name as a child?
    I thought my name is weird and every other child had my name...
     
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    As someone with a slightly unusual name, and not anything close to this, just not one that you hear everyday for a girl, I can tell you, the worst thing about my name when I was a child was not having pencils or bicycle license plates with my name on them. I don't think Nakoa-Wolf will probably find these either...

    I like my name now. It's not everyone else's.

    My favorite silly celeb name? Mathew McConaughey's brother's child-Miller Lyte, after his favorite beverage. :lol:
     
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    Yea, not finding name plates as a child wasn't fun, but his parents can afford to have special ones made.
     
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    So did my parents, but it just wasn't the same as seeing your name on a shelf in the gift shop at the Grand Canyon, or whatever...
     
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    I took a certain pride in not finding mine.
     
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    Now I do too, TG, but when I was 8...
     
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    Nice to see ya back, kc!


    I have a somewhat common name, though the spelling isn't the normal way to spell it. I never could find my name in all those suvenior shops.
     
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    Thanks, stg. I am trying to catch up on the 11 pages of unread posts! Not gonna happen, I have ANOTHER sinus infection...to go along with the pertussis...and speech practice every night this week til 9! don't tell mm...

    stg, I have always wondered about your name...it is spelled one way on your email, and another way irl...what gives sister? :p
     
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    When I was 8, kcjo.

    (wryly)

    (Which speaks volumes about how geeky I've always been... but leave that to me. Please.)
     

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