Aloha nui loa, something to chase the cold weather blues away from the Blog of Funny Names.
Born Donald Tai Loy “Don” Ho, August 13, 1930 in Oahu, Hawaii, one of nine children. His father, James Ah You Puao Ho, of Chinese descent, and mother, Emily “Honey” Leimaile Silva, of Portuguese descent, all deserving the attention of funny name enthusiasts.
Attending Springfield College in Massachusetts on a football scholarship in 1949, he grew homesick after a year and returned to Hawaii where he married high school sweetheart, Melva May Kolokea Wong in 1951. The were married 48 years until her death in 1999. She was the mother of his first six children. He fathered four more in subsequent relationships.
They are Donnie Jr., Donalei, Dayna, Dondi, Dori, Dwight, Kea, Healii, Hoku, and Kaimana. (Funny Names Theorists: Don’t you feel the Izzy Skenazy Postulate here?)
He earned a B.A. in sociology from the University of Hawaii in 1953. After graduation he joined the Air Force and became a…
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