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[ Alexander ]  
Aliases: Alex, Xander, X

Alex — Alexander Mori Kekūanaō‘a Ozawa, to be exact — was born at 9:03 a.m. on Monday, August 16, 2004. He weighed 7 lbs., 3 oz., and measured 19 inches long. He is our youngest and third child.

As I explained in the birth entry:

Mori is my paternal grandmother's maiden name, and is in fact our link to a prominent and well-respected family in Japan. Kekūanaō‘a means "the standing projections," as in the mast of a ship, and was the name of a prominent Hawaiian leader in the mid-1800s. We learned about the name's history after we chose it, though, since we knew it first as the name of a street in Hilo on the Big Island.


Born 16 August 2004. Younger brother to Katie and Zac.

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