“Ever since I was a little boy, I always wanted to be a father”
Joseph Jason Namakaeha Momoa has hogged a fare deal of limelight in the last few years. From being the dreaded Khal Drago in GOT to the recent Aquaman, the actor has gone from strength to strength.
Jason Momoa is a father to three children where he has a daughter Lola Iolani Momoa and son Nakoa Wolf Manakauapo Namakaeha Momoa. Jason is also a stepfather to Lisa’s eldest daughter, Zoë Kravitz.
Nakoa-wolf manakauapo namakaeha momoa meaning
Thinking about what does Nakoa Wolf Manakauapo Namakaeha Momoa mean. ‘Nakoa’ means ‘warrior’, ‘Mana’ means ‘strength and spirit’, whilst ‘kaua’ meaning ‘rain’ and ‘po’ meaning ‘dark’ refer to the night that he was born, a night with unusually bad weather for Los Angeles.
Nokoa wolf’s name has a strange story behind it. His mother states that the night of his delivery, the weather was terrible. Right after his birth, the weather became dark and stormy, hence the name was derived from those conditions.
Lola Iolani Momoa is mostly seen on her parents social media profiles but having a decent fan following, she often appears on videos uploaded by her fans. She also gets featured on her half-sister, Zoe Isabella Kravitz’s, Instagram page, which has accumulated more than 3.7 million followers.
Raised by a strong single mother, Momoa reflects on how his upbringing has shaped his world view, saying his mom opened his eyes to art, music and instilled in him a deep love for rock climbing and skateboarding.
In his own words Jason states that he teaches his kids skills that will help them in the real world as they grow up.
For instance he teaches his kids skates which will enable his kids to be brave and bold in any terrain. Similarly he teaches them to climb, which will further infuse in his children the quality to move gracefully through fear and doubt. He also states
“I’m afraid of what I’m gonna miss, the laughs, the cries, being able to help them, teach them. I don’t want to miss those moments.”
“I want to give them my eyes,” Momoa says. “They will know art. They’ll paint. They’ll sculpt. They’ll understand light and darkness and composition. Find their soul. That’s where the music lies. I teach them to play, because if they can play, they can sing, and if they can sing then they can dance. And when you dance, you celebrate. It is all connected. These lessons will teach them expression of self.”
“And if I build it, then I can teach them hard work, dedication, integrity, a moral code,” he continues. “Now every time my children play, they can feel that their papa’s always with them.”
He also stated in an interview to Mens Health
“I really can’t tell you what the hell I was doing before I had kids. Just f**king off. Wasting time. I think I was pretty reckless and definitely a bit out of control. Now I’m more focused. I probably love myself more and take care of myself more because I want to stick around, “
A short film by Carhartt Handmade Films, displays the softer side of Jason, who talks about fatherhood and the other vital things in his life.
Have a look and see how relatable he is to all fathers who share the same fears and joys.
Jason Momoa builds his own Harley Davidson
“My wife was like, ‘You’re not allowed to ride with the kids on the bike, absolutely not.’ I went, ‘What if I built the kids a sidecar?’ She goes, ‘I’ll think about it.’ … It’s something that’s very dear for me. And just being able to do that with my children. I never really grew up with that. I was from a single mother who taught me many, many, many things but I didn’t grow up with a father-figure who I was wrenching on cars with … All I have is being at home and being a papa. I don’t want them to know me as my job. I just wanted to build a Harley with my kids. And I’m really happy my wife let me do it because ultimately she’s the boss.”
In an interview in 2019, Jason also mentioned that he is a strict parent and states
“I’m definitely strict. I was raised by a strong, single mother, who’s German.” And when he was asked about 12-year-old Lola dating, he let out a loud, “No!” before joking, “Lola is a saint. She is gonna be a nun.”
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