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List of gender neutral names with meanings and origins:

So, I was going to send this as a message to @oabuckvu, but instead I thought I’d post this here since others may also find it helpful!

A:

Addison- child of Adam- English
Adina- slender- Hebrew
Alby- from Alba- Latin
Ally- friend- English
Ash- ash tree clearing- English
Azra- pure- Israeli
Asa- physician- Hebrew
Arin- enlightened- Hebrew
Arlo- army, hill- old English or barberry tree- Spanish
Avery- elf ruler- English
Alex- defender of mankind- Greek
Arlen- promise, oath- Irish
Ambrose- immortal- Latin
Aspen- tree- English
August- dignity, vulnerable- German

B:

Blaine- yellow- Scottish
Blake- blonde, dark- English
Bryce- swift- Celtic
Brooklyn- broken land- English
Bradley- clearing in a woods- English
Bailey- bailiff- English
Beck- brook, stream- Norse

C:

Chyler- beloved- English
Cody- child of cuidightheach- English
Charlie- charles- English
Chris- christ- English
Coby- supplanter- Latin
Casey- brave- Gaelic
Corin- spear bearer- Irish
Cameron- crooked nose- Scottish
Colby- town, dark- Norse

D:

Dakota- friend- Native American
Devon- poet- Irish
Delaney- descendent of the challenger- Irish
Drew- manly- English
Denham- habitation- English
Dael- knowledge of God- Hebrew
Danny- God has judged- Scottish

E:

Ellis- Jehova is God- Greek
Ellery- from the elder tree island- English
Evan- youth warrior- Irish
Emery- brave, powerful- German
Eden- delight- Hebrew
Ellison- child of elder- English

F:

Farron- iron grey- Anglo Saxon
Freddie- peaceful ruler- German
Frankie- free one- French
Fynn- river in Ghana- African
Finch- bird- English
Flynn- child of red hair- Irish

G:

Gene- well born- English
Gale- cheerful, pleasant- English
Glade- shining- English
Glen- valley- Gaelic

H:

Hollis- Holly tree dweller- English
Harlow- rock, army, hill- English
Halley- lived near a grove- English
Hadley- Heather field- English

I:

Isa- devoted to God- Teutonic
Ives- archers bow- English
Iggy- firey one- English

J:

Juniper- youth producing, evergreen- Latin
Jesse- gift- Hebrew
Jo- God is gracious- English/German/French
Joey- may Jehova add- Hebrew
Jordan- river flow- Macedonian
Jet- black gemstone- German

K:

Kellam- at the ridges- Norse
Kelsey- from the ships island- English
Kendall- royal valley- English
Kai- sea- Hawaii

L:

Logan- hollow- Scottish
Leslie- garden of holly- Scottish
Lee- dweller near the wood- English
Lane- path- English
Luca- bringer of light- Italy
Lirit- poetic- Hebrew
Lex- defender- Greek
Lakota- friends- Siouan

M:

Mattie- strength in battle- German
Morgan- sea defender- English
Misha- God live- Russia
Max- greatest- Latin
Mattise- gift of god- French
Monroe- from the mouth of the river Roe- Irish

N:

Newlyn- from the new spring- Celtic
Noel- Christmas- French
Nicky- victory- English
Nat- gift of god- English
Nova- chases butterfly- Native American

O:

Oakley- from the oak tree meadow- English
Oak- tree- English

P:

Perry- dwells by the pear tree- English
Piper- one who plays the pipe- Scandinavian
Pema- lotus- Tibetan
Puck- unknown meaning- Dutch
Parker- park keeper- English

Q:

Quinn- fifth- Irish
Quinta- fifth- Spanish

R:

Reese- firey- Welsh
Rey- king- Spanish
Reed- red, clearing- English
Rune- secret- Norse
Rue- herb, regret- English
Rain- blessings- American
Riley- dweller by the Rye field- English
River- river- English
Rowan- red- Gaelic
Rory- red king- Gaelic
Ronson- child of ron- English

S:

Sawyer- cuts timber- Celtic
Stevie- crown- English
Shiloh- owner- Hebrew
Sage- wise one- French
Saxon- knife- Teutonic
Sammy- bright sun- Finnish
Scout- to listen- French
Shane- gift from God- Irish

T:

Tex- texas- American
Toni- worthy of praise- Latin
Theo- God given- Greek
Taylor- to cut- French
Tyne- a river in england- English
Tyler- maker of tiles- English
Terry- powerful ruler- English

U:

Umber- shade- French

W:

Wyatt- guide- English
Willow- graceful- English
Wynne- fair- English
Wren- song bird- English

X:

Xen- religious- Japanese

Y:

Yael- mountain goat- Hebrew

Z:

Zen- meditative state- Japanese

A Risky Walk

I had heard and seen pictures all over from people’s experiences at Dead Man’s Catwalk, so when I further researched and found out it was illegal, I used my best judgment to decide I’m going to do it anyways. Am I allowed to make a blog post about something illegal? Oh well.

Dead Man’s Catwalk is over on the east side of the island (just like my other posts) in Hawaii Kai. If you put “Kamehame Ridge, Hawaii Kai” in your maps and take the residential street to the end, you’ll see a blocked off area. That, of course, is where you enter. Make sure you are respectful of parking, as it is a residential area and I’m sure many one of the homeowners near the hike could try to enforce its illegality if you piss them off.

The hike, just like Makapu’u, is paved the entire way and takes about 30 minutes to walk each way. Unlike Makapu’u, these signs pave the entire way. I would be lying if I said I didn’t slightly panic each time I saw one. After about 20 minutes, when we finally saw other people participating in such blatant lawbreaking I calmed down a little bit. 

Towards the end of the paved way, there will be a fence that looks like someone pulled apart. When you reach said fence, do not ignore it. Someone used their bare hands to give you a path that leads to a beautiful place. Thank that person while stepping through the fence, and follow the path so you can… strut your stuff to your death? Is that what the name entitles? 

We had to scale this weird fence, which apparently was smarter and less sketchy than the people before us, but I’ll let you all figure out exactly how to get to the painted concrete slab. That’s just part of the fun. 

Everyone who visits practically has a mini photoshoot, and they are all very respectful of your wishes to get a picture from every angle possible. This day was cloudy and the water still looked amazing.

This was one of my favorite hikes because it’s easy, slightly thrilling, and there’s something about that color of blue that I’m willing to do anything to see. The hike is dangerous in the way that if you don’t use common sense, you could be the Dead Man, but I believe it’s illegal because it’s on private property. Nobody wants that kind of liability. 

Don’t forget to take your yoga picture! This is Hawai’i! We are all very chill and we all do yoga :) *sarcasm*

Have you ever hiked the Dead Man’s Catwalk? Do you think it lived up to its super-saturated photographic name? Tell me!

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Golfing at the Hawaii-kai country club. This dog was our friend,named Maui. I always took some bone for souvenir. He was very pleased that.We played golf with threesome. Our co-player was Manual. He was a very good player but this day was a bad luck day for him.