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Isle families give children some unusual first names


  • Israel Kamakawiwo’ole: Jon de Mello said “his (Israel) grandfather was a pastor and his parents took the name from the Bible.

  • Spark Matsunaga: Got his name from the horse Spark Plug in the comic strip “Barney Google and Snuffy Smith.”

  • A.L. Kilgo: A.L. stands for Aubra Laura and the retailer had an unusual name and store on Sand Island for 60 years.

  • D.G. “Andy” Anderson: D.G. stands for Dominis Garrida. The Dominis family was close to the Andersons for nearly 100 years.

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