Names in Hawaii – Twain and Sefa

nancy - naneki keychainAloha! I arrived in Hawai’i yesterday for my sister-in-law’s wedding (which was this morning). I’ll be here for the next few weeks.

So far I’ve found two interesting names…and, ironically, neither of them are Hawai’ian:

  • The O’ahu guidebook in our hotel room features the work of a photographer named Twain. I’m guessing his name was inspired by writer Mark Twain.
  • The music for tonight’s dinner cruise was provided by a fellow named Sefa, who was born in Samoa. Sefa is a short form of Iosefa, which is one of the many versions of Joseph.

Also, according to a keychain I couldn’t stop my husband from purchasing, the Hawai’ian equivalent of my own name is apparently Naneki. :)

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