Names in Tahiti have meanings, and are often very poetic.
They are built around nouns, past heros, gods and goddesses.
In the tradition, since some names were particular to families' history,
complex rules of combining parents and ancestors' names would allow
retreival of genealogies. Strong laws being held against inbreeding,
Tahitian legends and stories are full of Shakespearian dramas..
grandmother decided the baby
For their youngest child
Some Tahitian names
|Heimana (crown of power )||Tiare ( flower )||Poe ( pearl )||Maire ( fern )|
|Vaimiti ( water of the sea )||Herenui ( huge love )||Miri ( caress )||Rainui ( great sky )|
|Tearii ( the king )||Moana ( ocean )||Maeva ( welcome )||Ataroa ( huge smile)|