Keanu: Baby Name of the Day

Jeanne Sager
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Sad Keanu
Photo from Know Your Meme
Pictures of Keanu Is Sad have become the saddest Internet meme of the month, and it just doesn't fit the image I have of a Keanu.

Admittedly that's because when I think Keanu, I've got Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure on my addled '80s child brain.

But give me a little credit. After years of working in the parenting biz, I know my baby names.

And the meaning of Keanu just doesn't fit the profile.

With a Hawaiian derivation, everyone's favorite computer hacker/stoner/surfboarder/speeding bus savior has a name that means "breeze" according to some sources, or "cool breeze over the mountains."

Either way, the light and airy meaning is a far cry from Keanu crying on a bench, isn't it?

But as someone who has never been to Hawaii (sigh), it's a name that has that exotic vacation-y sound to it. I love the idea of a cool breeze -- mountains or none -- when you're staring at your toddler in the midst of a temper tantrum.

In truth, all the Hawaiian baby names I love ended up beginning with a "K":

Kai

Kalani

Kanoa

If none of them fits your baby, how about just getting in the Keanu Is Sad game with the fun Photoshoppable Reeves from Know Your Meme?

 

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