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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.
22nd Jan '16 3:37:07 PM margdean56
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This pagan-based naming has ticked off the Catholic Church, so some countries with lots of Catholic influence will have boring names, based on what prayers should be done. Or even more mind-numbingly uninventive: long ago in Iceland, Catholic bishop renamed Tuesday to "third day", Wednesday to "middle week day", Thursday to "fifth day" and Friday to "fasting day." The Quakers also used numbers for days of the week instead of honoring Pagan deities (Sunday was the first day, etc).

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This pagan-based naming has ticked off the Catholic Church, so some countries with lots of Catholic influence will have boring names, based on what prayers should be done. Or even more mind-numbingly uninventive: long ago in Iceland, a Catholic bishop renamed Tuesday to "third day", Wednesday to "middle week day", Thursday to "fifth day" and Friday to "fasting day." The Quakers also used numbers for days of the week instead of honoring Pagan deities (Sunday was the first day, etc).
19th Nov '15 11:15:19 AM merotoker
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''Is fair and wise and good and [[HaveAGayOldTime gay]]"''

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''Is fair and wise and good and [[HaveAGayOldTime gay]]"''gay"''



* One adaption of ''Literature/SnowWhite'' has the Seven Dwarfs characterised as this.
* One ''Series/InspectorMorse'' episode has a female television presenter known as Friday. Her actual name is Frideswide.
** The prequel series ''Endeavour'' introduces us to Inspector Thursday, Constable Morse's MentorArchetype.

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* One adaption of ''Literature/SnowWhite'' ''Literature/{{Snow White|AndTheSevenDwarfs}}'' has the Seven Dwarfs characterised as this.
* One ''Series/InspectorMorse'' episode has a female television presenter known as Friday. Her actual name is Frideswide.
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Frideswide. The prequel series ''Endeavour'' introduces us to Inspector Thursday, Constable Morse's MentorArchetype.



* ''ShortlandStreet's'' Tuesday Warner.

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* ''ShortlandStreet's'' ''Series/ShortlandStreet's'' Tuesday Warner.



* HappyMondays

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* HappyMondaysMusic/HappyMondays



* Multi-Purpose Super-Robot [[VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness Thursday!]]

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* ''VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness'': Multi-Purpose Super-Robot [[VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness Thursday!]]Thursday!



* In ''VideoGame/{{Dark Cloud}}'' there are a series of enemies named after the days of the week in Wise Owl Forest.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Dark Cloud}}'' ''VideoGame/DarkCloud'' there are a series of enemies named after the days of the week in Wise Owl Forest.



* "Domenica", meaning "Sunday", is a common name in Italy.
** As is the Spanish equivalent Domingo, usually as the surname Dominguez.

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* "Domenica", meaning "Sunday", is a common name in Italy.
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Italy. As is the Spanish equivalent Domingo, usually as the surname Dominguez.



* British Pop band The Saturdays
** And The Sundays.

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* British Pop band The Saturdays
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Saturdays. And The Sundays.



* For a time leading up until around UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne, 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/WorldWarOne, 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.
28th Jul '15 2:57:34 PM StFan
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* Wednesday Burns-White of {{Websnark}}.

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* Wednesday Burns-White of {{Websnark}}.''Blog/{{Websnark}}''.
13th Jun '15 9:44:11 AM igordebraga
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* In Brazilian sitcom ''Sai de Baixo'', UpperClassTwit Caco Antibes referenced this trope while joking on how the lower classes of Brazil love foreign-sounding names: "I saw some great baby names in my calendar! Sunday, Monday, Tuesday..."
3rd May '15 9:43:39 PM nombretomado
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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 [[ClassicalMythology Roman gods]], either by adopting the Roman names or by substituting them with similar local gods (e.g. [[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.

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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 [[ClassicalMythology [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Roman gods]], either by adopting the Roman names or by substituting them with similar local gods (e.g. [[NorseMythology [[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.
9th Apr '15 5:06:39 PM WillKeaton
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* Kwame in ''{{WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers''probably fits-as stated below,'Kwame' means 'Saturday'.

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* Kwame in ''{{WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers''probably ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers'' probably fits-as stated below,'Kwame' means 'Saturday'.



** [[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]].

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** [[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]].II.]]
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