Tuesday, March 4 2014, 02:58 PM MST
Web Exclusive: Reyes' Six Children
SEAN REYES: Growing up…loved it. And just once again, went to BYU, and fell in love with the state of Utah, and then fell in love with the girl. A woman from the state of Utah who was brighter and more brilliant, a better person in so many ways and of course that kept us…
SHAUNA LAKE: Led to six children now.
SEAN REYES: Six children.
SHAUNA LAKE: And I love the story of you naming every other child a Hawaiian name and then somebody from English literature.
SEAN REYES: You know it was funny because when you have all these cultures, sometimes there are some hiccups about names, and we would have to run each proposed name through all the different aunts and uncles from all the different…because in one language, we’d say oh that’s so beautiful, and then in another language they’d say well that means dog. Or that means…literally there was one that it took us months and we finally were so happy, and I won’t say the name, but we took it to the Filipino side and said you know that sounds a lot like the word armpit in one of the dialects.
SHAUNA LAKE: Could you imagine.
SEAN REYES: Not for our little girl. I think we’ll go with something else. So the naming…we named Kai our first son. Then Saysha’s side of the family with our next son, Samuel who you know well, he was going to be Kayika Samuel and they said well what about equality here. Why don’t…our side of the family would like to name and have more input. So then we alternated so he became Samuel Kayika. So they all have a Hawaiian name, and there’s Japanese names, and some Spanish names, Filipino, all kind of mixed in there.
SHAUNA LAKE: It makes for a lively upbringing I’m sure at your house.
SEAN REYES: It’s great. It’s great. And my dad grew up Catholic. I grew up with my dad being Catholic and my mom being LDS, and so once again traditions. Traditions for Mass and traditions for LDS ceremonies and events, all kind of mixed in. And I think Utah is becoming more like that.
-Written and produced by Leslie Tillotson
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