Jan 10 2009
Lisa Bonet and Jason Momoa with their daughter in Vancouver

Lisa Bonet and Jason Momoa Bring a Wolf into the World

As the Erykah Badu/Puma debate proved, we love baby names on Whudat. Cute name? Ghetto? Badu’s Perogative? I know not, but I do know this, if there is a list of the oddest celebrity baby names, Lisa Bonet just shot to the top of the list. After her divorce from Lenny Kravitz, in the mid-90’s, Lisa Bonet started dating a Yoga instructor and changed her name to Lilakoi Moon.
Currently in loving bliss with Jason Momoa, the two had a daughter in 2007 (see above). Just before Christmas, Lisa Bonet quietly gave birth to their second child. It’s a boy!

Fake cigars and heartfelt congrats circulated from friends and fam as they welcomed the young man to this slightly-green globe. In 18 years, when he’s ready to get behind the wheel of his Obama sanctioned hybrid vehicle, his driver’s license will read..

Nakoa-Wolf Manakauapo Namakaeha Momoa.

Not sure if that will fit on a driver’s license. Nakoa-Wolf Moon will do.

The full Monty has significance though..

“He was born on the stormiest, rainy night. so Nakoa (warrior) ... Wolf (duh) .. Mana (strength/spirit) Kaua (rain) po (dark) ...” Namakaeha is Jason Momoa’s middle name. It was actually he, not Lisa, that hooked shorty up with Manakauapo after reading a fine book on how to make a kid’s school life a living hell.

• Their daughter got off easy → Lola Iolani Momoa 😉

☼ What's Your Opinion? ☼

1 Blambo Sat, Jan 10, 2009 - 6:04 pm

Do I really need to say anything? Do I??? A post by someone on another site said “We black people need to pay white people to name our children because for some reason we just can’t do it.” And I second that motion for at least some of us.

2 toni Sun, Jan 11, 2009 - 3:15 am

I say more power to them. If they want to give honor to his heritage than by all means do so. A name should have a meaning and not be based on what society may or may not approve of. What does your name mean?

3 Blambo Sun, Jan 11, 2009 - 12:28 pm

My name means when I apply for a job other than McDonalds, Burger King, or Wal-Mart, My application will not be thrown out before they even get a chance to meet me. My name means I did not go through my childhood years being the joke of teachers and students alike. My name means my parents thought about me, not themselves, when they named me. That’s what my name means.

4 ME Sun, Jan 11, 2009 - 4:09 pm

blambo, shut the f**k up please! first off, lisa is jewish and black and the guy doesnt look like the “typical” black guy either. I doubt if he is black…therefore your whole post about white people needing to name our children is retarded!

5 Blambo Sun, Jan 11, 2009 - 4:47 pm

ME, Bitch shut me the f**k up! I like the way motherf**kers grow a heart over the internet. I don’t give a f**k about her being half jewish or what ever the f**k she is. She is still black dummy. That name was even more idiotic than Zenith. If your dumb ass could read the post that I wrote I said someone else, another black person, said we need to hire white people to name our children but your ghetto ass 8th grade education wouldn’t allow you to comprehend that. Shut the f**k up and take care of that litter of kids that you have.

6 Trudat Sun, Jan 11, 2009 - 6:30 pm

Blambo - I gotcha back!  Finally someone speaks the truth.  In eighteen to twenty years I guarantee these kids with these jacked ass names won’t be seeing the “heretical value” in a name that has every letter in the damn alphabet.  It proves another point as well - only crazy-ass people with money can get away with that shit.  No broke ass person (white or black) is going to have the time or the patience to sit around searching through a book for the craziest made up name they can think of.  I don’t have a problem with taking a regular name and jazzin it up a bit with the spelling but people please think about your kids futures.  The world we live in is not as tolerant as we would like it to be and people’s perceptions are their realities.  You should value your child’s individuality in spirit and being - not just by a name.

7 MsMoni Sun, Jan 11, 2009 - 8:09 pm

I too take issue with people naming their children crazy names but I actually don’t have much of a problem with Lisa’s choice of name.  At least the name has meaning unlike many of the nonsensical names I’ve seen in the past.  I may not like it but in some parts of the world names like “Monica” or “David” are just as strange.  Besides it’s not my child to really worry about.

8 Snow Sun, Jan 11, 2009 - 10:41 pm

this child will definitely have a hard time in spelling his name! :(

9 BeEasy Mon, Jan 12, 2009 - 10:25 am

blambo, you seem a little to passionate about this article lol. second, you did say that a post said “We black people need to pay white people to name our children because for some reason we just can’t do it.” but at the same time you agreed which is the same thing. People are to fixated on what other people think or have to say about them which is why they are saying this is so stupid. I personally wouldnt name my son that name or even anything close but i am not about to come on here making statements about what a race people should and should not name their babies. and like msmoni stated these so called “common” names are not really that common just common to the particular society they are brought up in.

10 Blambo Mon, Jan 12, 2009 - 10:47 am

BeEasy, I am not passionate about the article but I am passionate about black children having these ridiculous names. People have to be fixated on what other people think because we live in America with other people. When you go to a job interview in order to get the job it depends on what other people think of you. When you get into higher end colleges, it depends on what people think of you. Life is what other people think about you unless you live on your own island. I agree partly with MsMoni when she says in some parts of the world normal names to us aren’t normal in other parts of the world but what I have to say about that is we aren’t in other parts of the world. We are in America. I hear you BeEasy when you say you aren’t going to come on here telling any person what to name their child and that is your choice but some people need to be told when they are making a mockery of our race otherwise they will just keep doing it.

11 ME Mon, Jan 12, 2009 - 11:02 am

Blambo, I am sure that you are a strong supporter of Bill Cosby too, aren’t you…Be honest. You guys share the same backward thinking IMO.

12 d Mon, Jan 12, 2009 - 11:48 am

i feel that if you famous and got money hell name him whateva you like, but if u a regular guy,its a dumb name, they will have hell while growing up, kids are cruel, so get ya nick name together kid.

13 Blambo Mon, Jan 12, 2009 - 6:48 pm

ME, Bill cosby says pull up your pants, take care of your children, stop having 7 kids and working at Wal-Mart and I agree with all of those points so I guess I am a huge Cosby supporter. What surprises me is that more black people aren’t supporters of what he is saying.

14 BeEasy Tue, Jan 13, 2009 - 1:10 pm

Blambo im happy you take the opportunity to speak on strong beliefs pertaining to a culture (not sure if it’s your culture), but to down talk this culture(especially if you are a part of this culture) is the opposite of what needs to be done. First things first to run around worrying or studying what somebody else may think of you, in my mind is null and void. and naming your child what ever you want is not making a mockery if you want to be technical naming your child the last name you were given, is a mockery because your ancestors got that name from someone who use to “OWN” them. and second, i know the same amount of “Whites” who’s children have eccentric names. Bob Geldof - daughter (Fifi Trixabelle) Kate Hudson son (Ryder russell)John Mellencamp son (Spec Wildhorse) so what is not eccentric about those names. Don’t be quick to jump down your own people’s throat to please “someone” else, so you can…............as you say…...........GET A JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

15 K.P. Tue, Jan 13, 2009 - 3:48 pm

It’s really astonishing whenever I come across people who are stuck in the Matrix. They are so adamant about the world being what they believe it should be, and they really get worked up, heated up chests and sensations under their underarms trying to get people to conform to what they believe. It’s gotta suck to be them..people who let what other people think and do with their lives affect them so much EVENTUALLY GO INSANE.

16 Blambo Tue, Jan 13, 2009 - 4:25 pm

What’s really astonishing to me is how someone can read a post and twist the words in it for their own convenience. This isn’t about getting anyone to conform to what I believe. This is about doing the right thing for their childrens sake. Some of these people might as well named their kids “shithead” of “dumb f**k” with these ignorant ass names that they give their children. Sometimes it’s just common sense instead of conforming to what I believe. What really is going to suck is these children growing up with these ignorant ass names.

17 ME Tue, Jan 13, 2009 - 5:28 pm

Blambo, you do know that words like “the right thing” are subjective, correct?...everyone does not have the definition of “the right thing” so it does all come down to you wanting someone to conform to your ideals. As I have told you before in the Badu post, it all comes down to opinion and we DO NOT have to agree with you or Bill Cosby’s whitewashed, self-hating ass!

18 ME Tue, Jan 13, 2009 - 5:30 pm

*Should say same definition*

19 ME Tue, Jan 13, 2009 - 5:32 pm

This converation reminds me of the Frederick Douglass vs. Booker T. Washington debate. It really comes down to conforming to the given standards or paving your own way…I have never been a sheep.

20 Blambo Tue, Jan 13, 2009 - 7:19 pm

ME… Let me get this straight… I hate myself because your dumb ass WAS going to name your child after a TV? I hate myself because too many of you fools run around with your pants hanging of your asses? I hate myself because with giving these children these ghetto ass names they are destined to be baby mamas, work at Wal-Mart, be the joke of their class growing up? No I think it’s the other way around? It’s parents like you that really don’t give a shit about their children when they give these dumb ass names. Why am I being called whitewashed. Is it because I feel standards should be higher in the “hood”? As has been said before, don’t habe anymore kids. The black race can’t chance you continuing to name your children after appliances, furniture, TV’s and whatever else you see lying around the house.

21 kfmlkd Tue, Jan 13, 2009 - 10:30 pm

Nakoa really isn’t that bad. It’s better than Coco or Apple… names given to White children by their White parents.
If something like that was already said, eff it.. i’m not wasting my time reading through all of these idiotic posts about Black people giving their children names that are “too black”.
Isn’t it the norm now to give you children a name other than a Sarah or Bob…sorry if your name is either Sarah or Bob, Blambo and i hope you have a good job or at least earned a good education due to the name that you have.
It’s people with ignorant thinking like that, that keeps black people down. not everyone with a “black” name is a hood rat and it’s obviously not only Black ppl who give their children names that are “different”...If that’s all that you’ve been exposed to, my apologies.
i’d rather have a name that reflects my culture and means something than one caters to society’s (ie. Blambo’s) ignorance.

22 kfmlkd Tue, Jan 13, 2009 - 10:40 pm

Did you notice your new president’s name is Barack? or did you vote for John?
come w/ something better

23 Blambo Tue, Jan 13, 2009 - 10:57 pm

To the post above,
OK Quintesha… Don’t be mad at me because your name is one that I am talking about. Coco and Apple are stupid names but those people are white and everyone knows whites get away with doing stupid shit on the regular basis. You said you aren’t wasting your time reading all these post and then you go read them all…Are you confused??? I never said these names, if that’s what you want to call them, were ‘too black’ I said they are flat out stupid. I’m tired of these ghetto ass baby mama’s not thinking about the life of their child before the do this eccentric, oops… I mean dumb shit. It is the norm not to name your child Sarah or Bob but when did it become the norm to name your child Shaquaniqua, Vinereal, Bonquesha, and all these dumb ass names that are being called black names. Ain’t nothing black or cultural about those names unless you people are calling black being ignorant because that is the only thing those names are. BTW, It’s not thinking like mines that keeps black people down it’s the pants hanging off the ass, it’s names that people can’t even pronounce, it’s all the kids without fathers that is keeping black people down. Name your damn kids with class and then there is one less reason to be kept down. Nobody keep you down because of your name if you people smarten up. Think of your kids damn future before you make up some dumb shit, say awww that’s cute, and give them that ghetto, damaging name they will be stuck with for life.

24 MsMoni Wed, Jan 14, 2009 - 1:58 am

Blambo I was half with you until you started talking about white people “getting away” with naming their children eccentric names.  That is not true at all.  Crazy names are crazy names regardless of the race of the parent or child. African Americans in this country have always been creative when it comes to naming their children.  I have no problem with people being creative with how they name their child. Not every person with a “ghetto” name fits your stereotypical worldview.  Names like Carmelo, Labron, and LaDainian may not be typical names but each man has gone on to be successful despite their “damaging” names.  I know plenty of Sarah’s and John’s who work at Wal-Marts and are no more successful than Kiesha or Quan.  The name does not make the person the person makes the name.  That’s why Beyonce, one of the more uniquely named stars is and remains one of the classiest acts out.
I’ll be the first to admit I’m not a fan of some the names I’ve come across in my life however, I’m more interested in who a person is and less about the origin of their name.

25 Blambo Wed, Jan 14, 2009 - 2:21 am

MsMoni, did you notice that every person that you named is an entertainer??? If you have these names you MUST be your own entity or run your own business to be successful. More than likely you are not going to come up through a company with those names. Sure there are going to be a few that fall between the cracks but for the most part those names are setting these children up to fail. Shaquaniqua ain’t going to run no company. Banguadia ain’t going to be the president of nothing. Crazy names ARE crazy names but you can bet your last dollar that white kids with crazy names will be given chances that black kids won’t. I am not saying that they are smarter or better by no means. I am just saying they will be given a chance in White America unlike their black counterparts. I too have no problem with being creative with naming your children but BE CREATIVE, not stupid. You are correct again, as usual, when you say that Sarah’s and John’s that work at K-Mart or aren’t successful but that is their own doing not their parents doing as will be the case with these names. Just like you I am more interested in the person but unfortunately we both don’t run our own businesses. Well at least not me. If it was my choice sure I would hire the person regardless of name but in America, where we both live, most of the time it is up to the white man and when it comes to some of them they already can’t see past color and now these names are being added to that. MsMoni, some of these names are just ghetto and thoughtless and our people really need to get with the program.

26 ME Wed, Jan 14, 2009 - 10:07 am

Blambo, what do you consider a ghetto name? It is ridiculous to keep arguing with someone who is only spouting out opinions! Names that you may like or are not original, like maybe Michael, Karen or even Keisha, do have a meaning but so does Lisa Bonet’s choice. The thing is that you do not HAVE to like it and you are not on some council board that approves or disapproves prospective names for children so your opinion does not matter! I don’t think you understand that… You seem to be someone who is one generation out of the “hood” and is now holier than thou. Myself personally, have a “different” or unusual name. It is not ghetto, in my opinion. I do not wish to share it with the cyberworld but I can hint that a young, dead singer had the same name. I have never lived in the hood, I was born into wedlock and my parents are still married, I am college educated and I am married myself. But I do have counterparts who have unconventional names that are often frowned upon and they are equally, if not more successful. A name has little to do with your success in life. If a prospective hiring manager does not like black people, he will not hire you…even if your name is as Anglo as they come.

27 Blambo Wed, Jan 14, 2009 - 2:21 pm

ME, you asked what do I consider ghetto names? Well there’s Jaqueena, Vinerial, Quintessa, need I keep going??? There’s Bonquesha, Daquan, Wilesha, any child named after a car, there’s Quinisha, Quintell, Boneetta, (pronounced bone etta) Wilquesha, Wilquasia the list goes on and on. Poeple are still stuck on trying to find a meaning for your childs name instead of just finding a name. Who cares about what the name means? Nobody goes around asking what does that name mean? A name is to identify a person by. Nobody should have to find out why a person named their child such a name. Apparently my opinion does matter or I wouldn’t have gotten such a strong response from the other posters. You right about one thing I am a generation out of the hood BUT I am not holier than anyone. But I am smart enough to know that my children have a whole life ahead of them and giving them such ignorant names is not only hurting the child but the whole race. Everytime other races see Quinesha they think we are all Quinesha’s. It’s just like cops when they see one black guy selling drugs they think all of us do it. Is it right??? NO! But that’s the way it is The hood needs to get on board instead of trying to be different, eccentric, or “having our own culture” because it usually turns out to being ignorant. I am all for different names as long as they aren’t stupid. Those are the names that I am talking about. Something else you said is that you have counterparts that have names that are frowned upon. Knowing that people get frowned upon for these names why in the world would anyone want to do this to your own flesh and blood? If it is to make a statement then change your own name to one of these ghetto names and make your statement don’t make a statement at your childs expense. Another thing you said and I agree with is that if a person doesn’t like you because you are black they will not hire you regardless of name. You are absolutely right but if you have a screwed up name and they are debating weather they should hire you or another person and your name is Banguadia… Guess what??? Banguadia ain’t getting the job. Bottom line is these people need to start thinking future when naming their children.

28 Blambo Wed, Jan 14, 2009 - 2:24 pm

I know I was a little long winded but I have one more thing to add. This is coming from a man that has a child with a hoodrat that has given him a stupid ghetto name and I am tired of having to explain why she did that to her child.

29 ME Wed, Jan 14, 2009 - 2:38 pm

Your last comment actually sums all of this up! Now I know why you have such a problem with a silly topic…finally!!!!!!!!! there is a God!

30 Blambo Wed, Jan 14, 2009 - 3:08 pm

If you are emplying that I have a problem with these stupid names because of that my sons mother. You couldn’t be more wrong. I had a problem with these names LONG before he was born. She just happened to fit the mold of what I am talking about.

31 MsMoni Wed, Jan 14, 2009 - 10:40 pm

the point of the matter is we can only control ourselves. If this cause is so important to you I suggest you find a more constructive way to get the attention of the masses.  Out right criticism of an entire people has never been the way to help the people you intend to critic.  To me a better way to combat this problem is to teach those kids affected with the names you deem “unacceptable” how to use their unique names to their advantage.  Not ever Quintessa, or Wilesia is ghetto.  Maybe you’ll find that your stereotypical views are nothing more than half truths and exacerbated and narrow worldviews.

32 Blambo Wed, Jan 14, 2009 - 11:19 pm

I agree with you that we can only control ourselves. As for finding a more constructive way to get the attention of the masses, there is no other way these people feel everything they do is right then they wonder why they can’t get out of the hood. They only hear you when you take the approach that I am taking and then 75% of them still don’t get the point. About teaching these kids with these unacceptable names how to use them to their advantage, there is no advantage to being named Quintessa. The kid is screwed, all they can do is try to be the best person that they can be in spite of the name. It’s not only me that is deeming these names unacceptable. It may be me that is the one that is coming to this site with it but trust me a whole lot of people in all races that think the hood is way overboard with this mess. It’s a joke and it’s at these childrens expense. I hope one day they will learn.

33 Stymuli Thu, Jan 15, 2009 - 1:08 am

Did anyone in here read about the white parents in NJ whose kid got taken away because they named him “Adolf Hitler?”

34 MsMoni Thu, Jan 15, 2009 - 1:39 am

Stymuli I read that story and that too is a shame. But we have no control over the names we are given, all you can do is live your life. I just don’t see the point in getting worked up over something that is beyond my control.

35 Stymuli Thu, Jan 15, 2009 - 1:46 am

Indeed. Who has the energy with so much else going [wrong] on in the world.

36 Blambo Thu, Jan 15, 2009 - 1:51 am

I personally think it needs to happen more. Especially in the hood. The abuse needs to stop. Save our children…

37 BeEasy Fri, Jan 16, 2009 - 10:49 am

Blambo something personal must be going on in your life that deals with the “hood”. lol. i laugh so you know i’m not here to pin point you, it’s just that i notice a lot of your energy and concerns are towards the “hood” (which should be one of the things on the list of many) but not the only thing…..but keep on keeping on. Peace

38 J Fri, Jan 16, 2009 - 1:26 pm

Blambo = Raiden. Same indignant fool. He certainly has failed to grasp the concept that his opinion is only a reflection of himself, he obviously has personal reasons for all his gripes, and they mostly have to do with women. I guarantee Blambo/Raiden was abandoned by his mom when he was young, she was probably on drugs or something and he was probably in the foster care system or his relationship with his mother is somewhat strained. Males who grow up without a good relationship with their mothers grow up to be angry individuals who don’t know how to deal with women and instead of seeking therapy they lash out on women..in other words they grow up to be bitches and not Men. Say what you want Blambo/Raiden but it’s the truth. I won’t be back to read your foolishness so carry on with your miserable existence BITCH.

39 Raiden Sat, Jan 17, 2009 - 8:53 pm

J=A bald headed bitch. I had to read up on Blambo before I tried to see why you were tying us together and now I see why you are an angry bald headed baby mama that nobody wants, we both hit home with our comments and you had to try and strike back. You are bald so I was abandoned by my mom. How much sense does that make? All of you that are coming back at me are mad because “you can’t handle the truth”. Stop having a bunch of unwanted kids. Stop wearing pounds of weaves looking like asses. Stop depending of welfare. Get off your ass and get an education and I will not have a reason to say the things that I am saying. Women who grow up without a father tend to do these things. Say what you want but the real truth is the real truth. What you are saying is some made up home grown ghetto philosophy, on the other hand what I say is the truth. I’m sure I’ll hear from your, pregnant yet again, ass in the future so I’ll be surely waiting for more of your “ghetto philosophy” lol!! I welcome all challengers BITCH!!!

40 THE TRUTH Mon, Jan 19, 2009 - 8:08 pm


41 THE TRUTH Mon, Jan 19, 2009 - 8:10 pm


42 THE TRUTH remix Fri, Jan 23, 2009 - 8:53 pm

Fuck off lol. it’s bad people think like YOU to say that but oh well. why even comment on anything in your little paragraph lol…...and anyone even reading that don’t even comment it’s not worth the time nor stress…..

43 Whoa whoa whoa Sat, Aug 08, 2009 - 7:58 pm

So i know this post is a little old but i think you all need to do a little bit of background information before you go judging people. Jason Momoa is hawaiian white therefore this child is predominantly white and a measley quarter black! The language from which this childs name derives IS hawaiian and is is very common for hawaiian children to be born with extremely long names. i would know i am island born and raised. that being said the reason is in ancient hawaii there was no such thing as a written language. every detail in history was collected orally and through dance (hula). Because this child is hawaiian they are passing down the tradition through him. when i was born my parents felt as is i were a gift from heaven so they gave me the name Mahealani. He is just as much Hawaiian as he is black and even more white than he is black. This is not even close to being as long as some of my friends names. And dont worry he wont get close to being in the ghetto someday and nobody should be confined to that ideal because of their name.

44 NEFERTITTI Fri, May 27, 2011 - 6:03 pm

WOW! You people REALLY have NOTHING better to do!

45 Nahenahe Mon, Aug 15, 2011 - 1:21 pm

NOTE: Jason Momoa is Hawaiian not black which is where his son’s name comes from.  I am a successful Hawaiian woman with a long Hawaiian name as well.  To judge someone by their name is one part of society that we all have to get pass.  We all do not come from the same places or same cultural backgrounds which will always make us different, but please do not put someone elses heritage, culture, or traditions down because you are too ignorant to appreciate the diversity of the world.  It does not revolve around you!!

46 Kalani Mon, Oct 10, 2011 - 1:34 am

You all are ridiculous..it’s cultural/traditional Polynesian name..it’s not some ghetto made up name that some of yalll black have ‘shaniqua’ ‘la’shanae’ come on you can tell that name wasn’t made up..smh.

47 Kalani Mon, Oct 10, 2011 - 1:40 am

Jason Mamoa is NOT black FYI

48 Clarence Williams Wed, Feb 12, 2014 - 3:31 am

All of you people claiming that he is black need to do background information. You dumb f**ks don’t know shit about background research. It’s Hawaiian language, not some made up name. Before you assume something look it up you stupid f**ktards.