Aroha

Charlotte’s middle name is the Maori word for love and empathy. Her first name means “trumpet” so they are hoping she will be a trumpet of love and empathy. (When she cried loudly, which wasn’t often, I wondered if she will be another kind of trumpet!)

“Aroha” has also been co-opted by advertising and branding. Here are a few Aroha products that we found in New Zealand. (Both were delicious!)

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Nealy every souvenir shop had one or more items with Charlee’s middle name featured. She was given two of these wall-hangings and will no doubt receive many more over the years.

Here is our sweet Aroha:

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P.S. Still working on pronunciation.

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