When the Gerrit and Laura Judd’s daughter was born, July 5, 1831, Kīna‘u wanted to adopt her – the Judd’s said, “We don’t give away our children.” At the girl’s christening, Kīna’u said, ‘Call the little baby Kīna’u.’ They did, and the Judd family continues the tradition today. The Judd’s child was not the only missionary child named for Hawaiian Chiefs or Chiefesses.
Maria Kapule Whitney was named for Kauai Chiefess Kapule, wife of Kauai’s King Kaumualiʻi. The Ruggles’ daughter was named Sarah Trumbull Kaumuali’i Ruggles. (Some suggest her Hawaiian name was Ka‘amuali‘i.) Lucia Kamāmalu Holman was named after King Kamehameha II’s wife. Elisabeth “Lizzie” Kaʻahumanu Bingham was named for Ka‘ahumanu, Kamehameha I’s favorite wife. Mary Kekāuluohi Clark was named for Kekāuluohi, who later became Kuhina Nui (as Kaʻahumanu III;) Kekāuluohi was mother of King Lunalilo.) Harriet Keōpūolani Williston Richards was named for the mother of King Kamehameha II and III. Douglass Hoapili Baldwin was named for the Governor of Maui.