And here is a name song for Royalist Kealohaalii Laakapu Campbell, 1894.

HE INOA NO ROYALIST KEALOHAALII LAAKAPU CAMPBELL.

Imua e Kealohaalii Laakapu
A lei i ka lei o ka Lanakila
A he milimili oe na makou
He pua lei nani Aloha Aina Continue reading

Mele inoa for Commissioner Blount, 1893.

HE INOA NO KOMISINA BLOUNT (BALAUNA).

He Inoa keia no Balauna
Komisina ahaiolelo
Na ke Aupuni o Amerika
I hoouna mai a e nowelo
E imi ana i ka oiaio
O na olelo hakuepa wale
A na kolea kauahua Continue reading

An adornment for Prince Kuhio by Mrs. Annie Freitas, 1922.

HE WEHI ALOHA NO KALANIANAOLE.

He inoa nou e Kalanianaole,
Ka onohi momi a o Hawaii nei.

He mea nui oe na ka lahui,
Milimili na ka Ua Kukalahale.

Ua ku’i e ka lono puni na moku,
O Kalanianaole ua hele loa.

Aia paha oe i Amerika,
I ka uluwehi a o Wakinekona.

Ua kohoia oe e ka lahui,
I wahaolelo no Hawaii.

Kakooia e ka ili keokeo,
Repubalika kou baloka. Continue reading

Praise for Prince Kuhio and Hawaiian Homesteads by Phillip Luahiwa, 1926.

HE INOA NO KALANIANAOLE

1 He inoa nou e Kalanianaole
He hiwahiwa oe o ka lahui.

2 Eia makou ou mau kini
I ka aina hoopulapula.

3 Ua imi oe i ka pono me [ke] ahonui
I pono au mau kini.

4 E ola mau na kini opio ou e Kalani
Mai na lani kiekie loa mai. Continue reading

A name song for Keelikolani, jointly composed, 1863.

NO KEELIKOLANI, MUOLAULANI KA INOA.

He anana’la i ka loa o Alakai,
Ke kuhi la he koke aku o Maunahina,
He liuliu Waialeale na ke a—nui,
He anu ka ka nahele o Aipo,
O ke kupilikii aku ia hina i Maunahina—,
Hina i ka hoona rama a ke aloha,
I ka ae hakoko a ka manao,
E pilia la i ke moe he kanaka—i—a,
He kanaka ia ua hele ia ka malama,
Hana ia iho i mio kou aloha—e—a.

Na Lilipi.

Owau e hele i ka papa o Apua,
Ke kuhi la he ale wai ko Maukele,
He pali mai hoi, Holei na ka u—a,
He ua ka ka waimaka e kulu nei,
He milimili hoi ka loko o kuu aloha—e—a,
Aloha i ka liko ohia o Puulena,
I ke-a hanu i na makani ka o lua,
Ua loa Kauonahunahu i ke a—nu,
E anu la i ka nui o ke aloha,
Ua pelepulu ua mauna i ka manao—e—a. Continue reading

Did Lunalilo have a thing for acrostic poems? 1862.

He Inoa no ke Kuokoa, (Acrostic.)

[Eia he wahi mele ano hou, oia hoi ma ka olelo haole i kapaia he Acrostic, oia hoi, he mele i hakuia o ka hua mua o na lalani, ke hookuiia, loaa mai ka inoa o kekahi mea, a o kekahi kanaka paha. A ma keia mele o ka “Nupepa Kuokoa.” Ma ka olelo haole, he nui wale na mele i hakuia e like me keia i paiia.]

N—ani wale keia mea o ka puka ana mai,
U—a laha ae kou inoa ma ka Mokupuni Hawaii,
P—apa akahi oe o na mea naauao,
E—aho owau kahi iloko oia aoao,
P—epa mahaloia e na mea a pau,
A—ia kou pono, ko’u inoa kekahi e kau.

K—e “Kuokoa” ka inoa o keia pepa maikai,
U—a ae ia oe, mai ka uka a ke kai,
O—oe no ka elele mama nana e lawe,
K—eia mea laha ole, manawa lea wale,
O—oe maoli no ka oiaio, mea nanea,
A—ua pau ko’u haku ana i kou inoa nohea.

W. C. L.

[A Name Song for the Kuokoa, (Acrostic.)

This is a new type of mele, that being what is called in English an Acrostic; that is a mele that is composed where the first letter of the lines put together make up the name of a thing or a person perhaps. And in this mele it is the “Kuokoa Newspaper.” In English, there are a lot of poems that are composed like this one that is printed.

How great is this publication,
Your name is spread across the Islands of Hawaii,
You are the first class of educational material,
It is a good thing for me to be amongst that group,
A paper that is appreciated by all,
For your well-being, I will subscribe.

The “Kuokoa” is the name of this fine paper,
You are accepted, from uplands to the sea,
You are the swift messenger who carries,
This rare thing, a thing of benevolence,
You are indeed the truth, a thing of fascination,
And I am done composing your lovely name song.]

(Kuokoa, 8/16/1862, p. 3)

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Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke I, Helu 38, Aoao 3. Augate 16, 1862.

A name song for the fearless traveler, Emalani, 1871.

He Inoa no Kaleleonalani.

Ka uka i Kilohana ka anoi la,
Ka iini kau o ka manao la,
Ka halia i ke anu o ka uka la,
I ke ohu nee o ka mauna la,
He kapeke he pahee he pakika la,
Ke ala e hiki aku ai la,
Paa i ka lala kamahele la,
Na hinahina ku alanui la,
Ke hiki aku i Puukapele la,
I ka kauila pano ohiohi la,
Luana i Waineki ka Wahine la,
Kaleleonalani he inoa la,
Moe aku i ka hale kamala la,
Hale o ka pupu kanioe la,
He’hu wawae o Elekini la,
Kinikini na hoa Painiu la,
Ka nahele o Hauailiki la,
Ilaila o Kapukaohelo la,
He ihona Kauaikanana la,
Ikiiki ia alu kahawai la,
He ka-hana koke aku no ia la,
Heia ka mana o ka wai la,
Hailona i ke kino ohia la,
Ka piina’ku o Pakaua la,
He kaua lima ka ke aloha la,
Kualono o Kaluaokaa la,
Komo i ka nahele wehiwehi la,
I ka ulu ohia mokihana la,
Ku hao Kalehuamakanoe la,
Ponaha i ka wao laau la,
Noe wale mai no ka lehua la,
Neenee papa i ke Kohekohe la,
Ua poni ka maka o ia pua la,
Noho hiehie i ka lau laau la,
He nenelu ke ala e hiki ai la,
He ulike launa ole mai la,
Hoao i na lepo pilali la,
Kohu lepo ai o Kawainui la,
Kalalaakamanu aku ia la,
Ka ihona aku o Kawaikoi la,
Koi kua inea i ka loa la,
Aikena ua maopaopa la,
He hanahanai Halepaakai la,
He malana hinu hoi ka nahele la,
I ka naele o Alakai la,
Ka nahele o Aiponui la,
He au kika i ka Puukolea la,
Kunihi mai Aipoiki la,
Lawelawe na lima o ke anu la,
Kipu paa mai e ka noe la,
Halana wai a’e ko lalo la,
Moe ole ia po a ao la,
Na hoa i ka heu kalakala la,
Hoolale i ke ahi lala poli la,
Pulupulu i ka pua limu la,
Ua noho pohai a puni la,
Le’a ai kulou a “Emma” la,
Aia ka pono o ke ao la,
I loaa Kipapaaola la,
Ua ola i ka ohu kokua la,
Kau pono i Kaawakoo la,
Ka palena mai o Kilohana la,
Okipau ka hana a ka Wahine la,
Kau pono iho i ka wekiu la,
Ka pane poo o Maunahina la,
Ike i na pali Koolau la,
Ka waiho nani a Hanalei la,
One hanana o Mahamoku la,
Oni ana o Naue i ke kai la,
O ka wai o Lumahai la,
E huli e hoi ka Wahine la,
Ua uhi ka ohu i ka mauna la,
He aloha—la—ua lai—e.     “Mi;” *

Honolulu, Feb. 9, 1871.

[A name song written for Queen Emma and her famous travels about Kauai.]

(Au Okoa, 2/16/1871, p. 1)

He Inoa no Kaleleonalani.

Ke Au Okoa, Buke VI, Helu 44, Aoao 1. Feberuari 16, 1871.