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21st May '17 3:50:16 AM MagBas
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* In ''Series/MyHero'', Thermoman's ClarkKenting name is George Sunday. Post-[[JumpingTheShark Jump The Shark]], TheOtherDarrin takes the SecretIdentity George ''Monday''.

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* In ''Series/MyHero'', Thermoman's ClarkKenting name is George Sunday. Post-[[JumpingTheShark Jump The Shark]], TheOtherDarrin takes the SecretIdentity George ''Monday''.
20th Mar '17 8:44:24 PM jamespolk
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* In ''Pitcairn's Island'', the third book of Literature/TheBountyTrilogy, Fletcher Christian's first child on the island is born on a Thursday in October, so Christian and his wife name the boy Thursday October Christian. This also happened in real life.



* Thursday October Christian was the son of the leader of the mutiny on The Bounty. That happened in RealLife, too.
** [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thursday_October_Christian Thursday October Christian]] and his son, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thursday_October_Christian_II Thursday October Christian II.]]
12th Mar '17 6:09:52 AM anza_sb
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* ''Webcomic/CucumberQuest'' has the globetrotting thief, Saturday. She is a case of an OddNameOut, because her name doesn't really fit in with any of the kingdoms' ThemeNaming. [[spoiler:Later subverted when we found out that her real name is Princess Azalea, of the Flower Kingdom.]]
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6th Mar '17 7:50:43 PM Unicorndance
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* One kids' book, entitled "A Chicken Called Saturday", a chicken has seven chicks and names them all after the days of the week (Sunday hatched first and Saturday last).


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** In the spin-off ''WesternAnimation/DanielTigersNeihborhood'', the family was the same, plus a second son Prince Wednesday.
11th Dec '16 12:29:34 PM SSJMagus
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* For a time leading up until around UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, there was an ongoing SerialEscalation in terms of number and weight of guns mounted on battleships (it eventually normed out at around three or four turrets, since this was the most you could practically mount without the guns blocking each other's fields of fire). Possibly the apex of this was HMS ''Agincourt'', originally designed for the Brazilian Navy with a [[MoreDakka main battery of seven turrets]]. Each turret was unofficially named for a different day of the week, with Sunday the foremost turret and Saturday the turret at the stern.

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* For a time leading up until around UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, there was an ongoing SerialEscalation in terms of number and weight of guns mounted on battleships (it eventually normed out at around three or four turrets, since this was the most you could practically mount without the guns blocking each other's fields of fire). Possibly the apex of this was HMS ''Agincourt'', originally designed for the Brazilian Navy with a [[MoreDakka main battery of seven turrets]]. Each turret was unofficially named for a different day of the week, with Sunday the foremost turret and Saturday the turret at the stern.[[note]]Under the traditional British system of turret naming, the bow-facing turrets would have been A and B, the center turrets P and Q, and the stern turrets X, Y and Z.[[/note]]
18th Oct '16 7:41:08 AM igordebraga
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This is useful because each weekday has an array of meanings. Many European languages derive their names from the Roman practice of naming them after the [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Roman gods]], either by adopting the Roman names or by substituting them with similar local gods (e.g. [[Myth/NorseMythology Germanic gods]]). From the original Latin, we have Monday as "Dies Lunae", Moon's day, Tuesday is "Dies Martis", Mars' day, Wednesday is "Dies Mercurii", Mercury's day, Thursday is "Dies Iovis", Jupiter's day, Friday is "Dies Veneris", Venus' day, Saturday is "Dies Saturni", Saturn's day, and Sunday, "Dies Solis", which is...sun day.

This is easier to remember in Latinate languages. The days of the week in French, for example, are Lundi, Mardi, Mercredi, Jeudi, Vendredi, Samedi and [[OddNameOut Dimanche]]. In Spanish, those days are Lunes, Martes, Miercoles, Jueves, Viernes, Sabado, and Domingo.

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This is useful because each weekday has an array of meanings. Many European languages derive their names from the Roman practice of naming them after the [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Roman gods]], either by adopting the Roman names or by substituting them with similar local gods (e.g. [[Myth/NorseMythology Germanic gods]]). From the original Latin, we have Monday as "Dies Lunae", Moon's day, Tuesday is "Dies Martis", Mars' day, Wednesday is "Dies Mercurii", Mercury's day, Thursday is "Dies Iovis", Jupiter's day, Friday is "Dies Veneris", Venus' day, Saturday is "Dies Saturni", Saturn's day, and Sunday, "Dies Solis", which is...sun day.

Sun day. See how it also fits AstronomicalThemeNaming?

This is easier to remember in Latinate languages. The days of the week in French, for example, are Lundi, Mardi, Mercredi, Jeudi, Vendredi, Samedi and [[OddNameOut Dimanche]]. In Spanish, those days are Lunes, Martes, Miercoles, Jueves, Viernes, Sabado, and Domingo.
Domingo. An exception but still easy is Portuguese, where considering Domingo is the first day, the five following it before Sabado are "[ordinal number]-feira" starting with second (Segunda, Terça[[note]]Though that's "third" as in fraction, in ordinal it would be "terceira"[[/note]], Quarta, Quinta, Sexta).



So, anyway, naming a character in this way is a good way to connect him to some of these previously described figures. Also, naming a character after a weekday may imply he is similar to the day's feel (See ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}''). Someone named Monday can't be fun, because ComicStrip/{{Garfield}} hates Mondays, right? On the other hand, Saturday must be super fun to hang out with, and, ladies, he's single.

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So, anyway, naming a character in this way is a good way to connect him to some of these previously described figures. Also, naming a character after a weekday may imply he is similar to the day's feel (See ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}''). Someone named Monday can't be fun, because ComicStrip/{{Garfield}} [[HatingOnMondays hates Mondays, Mondays]], right? On the other hand, Saturday must be super fun to hang out with, and, ladies, he's single.
1st Sep '16 7:23:38 AM WoodyAlien3rd
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* The Italian adaptation of ''[[Anime/TimeBokan Yattodetaman]]'', called ''Calendar Men'', had a field day with this. Since the series' main theme is time travel, they decided to give everyone names related to days of the week, months and so on. For example, Mirenjo became Lunedì (Monday) and her little brother Komaro became Sabato (Saturday); her two lackeys were renamed Settembre and Ottobre, full names Primo Settembre and Due Ottobre ("September the First" and "October the Second"), the hero's wimpy alter ego Wataru Toki became Beppe Domani (something like "Joe Tomorrow")...
16th Jul '16 10:52:24 AM EDP
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** Aside for that, [[DefiedTrope Italian law openly opposes this trope]]: if the name is deemed [[EmbarrassingFirstName too embarrassing]] the clerk at the registry office can refuse to register it, as a court sustained when a couple tried to name their son Venerdì (Friday).



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5th Feb '16 9:43:18 PM jormis29
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* In the new epic of our times, ''[[ThatEightiesShow That '80s Show]]'', a punk rocker was named June Tuesday.

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* In the new epic of our times, ''[[ThatEightiesShow That '80s Show]]'', ''Series/That80sShow'', a punk rocker was named June Tuesday.
22nd Jan '16 3:42:26 PM margdean56
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* For a time leading up until around UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, there was an ongoing SerialEscalation in terms of number and weight of guns mounted on battleships (it eventually normed out at around three or four turrets, since this was the most you could practically mount without the guns blocking each other's fields of fire). Possibly the apex of this was HMS ''Agincourt'', originally designed for the Brazlian Navy with a [[MoreDakka main battery of seven turrets]]. Each turret was unofficially named for a different day of the week, with Sunday the foremost turret and Saturday the turret at the stern.

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* For a time leading up until around UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, there was an ongoing SerialEscalation in terms of number and weight of guns mounted on battleships (it eventually normed out at around three or four turrets, since this was the most you could practically mount without the guns blocking each other's fields of fire). Possibly the apex of this was HMS ''Agincourt'', originally designed for the Brazlian Brazilian Navy with a [[MoreDakka main battery of seven turrets]]. Each turret was unofficially named for a different day of the week, with Sunday the foremost turret and Saturday the turret at the stern.
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