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I love Kai.
As an alternative, you could name your son Malachi and call him "Kai."
I think of a cute hawaiian surfer guy lol
Definately picture dark features though.
M.Amy:There were four babies named Kai in my new mom's yoga class. Each of them thought they were being original.
This is kind of what I think of when I hear Kai.
I really don't like this name, but obviously I'm in the minority here. I don't necessarily think of an asian pacific child, I more think of pot-smoking, new agey parents.
The Kai I knew was blonde haired and blue eyed!
I love the name Kai...it is actually on our list!
waterfly:Despite knowing the name is Polynesian in origin, it's also one of several spellings for King Arthur's foster-brother, known variously as Kay, Cai, and Kai, so I tend to think first of the Round Table knight.
Waterfly always beats me to these posts. I don't think Asian, I think Arthurian legend. But, there Kai or Cai is pronounced (Kay). Is that how you are pronouncing it or are you pronouncing it Kye? My nephew is Malachi and they call him Kye. But when I see it spelled Kai- I still think Arthurian legend and not Malachi because of the spelling.
Considered this name myself, and I also really like unusual names. I've known a Kai and a Kaj (pronounced the same way), both white boys. You can also go with Cai, which is less common. If you google it, it'll tell you there are about 20 different origins, including Latin, Welsh, Scandinavian, and Chinese.
If you're more into Kai, there is a list of possible origins of the name- many which aren't Asian.
I also like Malachi.
I think of Kai Ryssdal from Marketplace on most NPR stations.
He's fairly caucasian looking...
EXL311:I don't. I have a friend with a blonde haired little boy named Kai.
I wonder if we have the same friend.