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"More than one Hawaiian chief, wishing to assume a foreign name, sought advice in the choice. Some say that a resemblance to John Adams was noticed in Kuakini. Whether or not this was the case, the distinguished chief was pleased to adopt so notable a name; and it was as "Governor Adams" that he was known, perhaps more widely than as Kuakini."

Emma Lyons Doyle
Makua Laiana, The Story of Lorenzo Lyons