What does "Tė-ora Poerava Nehenehe" mean? My new friend Jeremy, (Jeremy #2, not to be confused with Jeremy #1 in my previous posts) in my ward went, on his mission to Tahiti. Since I am in fact Tahitian, we decided that I needed a Tahitian name. So, Tė-ora Poerava Nehenehe is my new name. It means "The Life of a Beautiful Black Pearl". Isn't that the best name for my blog! :) I love my new name even though I have to carry a post-it note around with me because I can't remember what it is. From now on (starting tomorrow) everyone must address me with my new name if they want me to respond. :)
Pronunciation? "Tay-Ora Poi-raewva Nuh-hay-nuhhay". Got it? Say it 10x fast... in 5, 4, 3... GO!!
I learned that Jeremy's Tahitian name is: Puantatava which means "Pig Man"... which translates in to "Warrior" since the tough guys are the ones that went out and killed the pigs. I'm sure that I didn't put that as eloquently as as he told me, but hopefully I got the jist of it right.
Thanks for my new name Jeremy!