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1How mysterious time is. When you're waiting to get out of school, it drags on forever, and at the weekends, it passes by all too quickly. It is no surprise then that many authors would turn their attentions to this dimension and even name characters after it.²²The most common form is to name characters after months or seasons, but other types occasionally appear; it also works to name characters after times of day like Dawn, Aurora, Eve, and Twilight. See also DayOfTheWeekName.²²----²!!Examples:²[[foldercontrol]]²²[[folder:Anime and Manga]]²* ''Manga/SwapSwap'' uses the same theme naming for its four [[spoiler:body-swapping leads]] as ''Manga/HaruNatsuAkiFuyu'': ''Haru''ko ("haru" is Japanese for "spring"), ''Natsu''ko ("summer"), ''Fuyu''ki ("winter"), ''Aki''ho ("autumn").²* In ''Anime/SolBianca'', the all-woman crew of the starship Sol Bianca bear the English names of months, or simple variations thereon: Janny, Feb, April, May, and June.²* The Hinata family in ''Manga/SgtFrog'' has a seasonal convention (Fuyuki=Winter Tree, Natsumi=Summer Beauty, Aki=Autumn). The DisappearedDad (Haru=Spring) completes the set.²* In ''Manga/FruitsBasket'', all of the cursed members of the Sohma family (except for Yuki and Kyo) take their names from the traditional names of the months from the Japanese lunar calendar; for example, Isuzu "Rin" Sohma is named from "Isuzukure tsuki" (June) and Hatsuharu "Haru" Sohma is named directly from "Hatsuharu" (January). Their names each correspond to the months that their EasternZodiac animal is associated with (except for Momiji and Kureno, since author Creator/NatsukiTakaya accidentally mixed up their names).²* Film example: the sisters in ''Anime/MyNeighborTotoro'' are named "Satsuki" and "Mei"; the word "satsuki" is the old Japanese name for the month of May. Their sharing a month is apparently a reference to the two of them being a single character in early drafts of the script.²* In ''Manga/SevenSeeds'', the five teams are each named after a season, and all the team members were chosen to have names related to their team's season.²* In ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'', the school that the characters attend is named Tomobiki, and there are occasional mentions of another school named Butsumetsu. These names are from the ''rokuyō'', a cycle of six days (similar to the seven-day week) in the Japanese lunisolar calendar. Butsumetsu is considered the unluckiest day of the ''rokuyō'' (it symbolizes the day Buddha died), so most of the students from that school are {{delinquents}}.²* The teachers in ''Manga/HappyLesson'' are named after the medieval Japanese names of months.²* ''Manga/MinamiKe'' doubles up on this: the Minami sisters have ''Haru''ka (spring), ''Ka''na (summer), and Chi''aki'' (autumn), while the other Minami family has ''Natsu''ki (summer), ''Aki''ra (autumn), ''Tou''ma (winter)... and the oldest brother, ''Haru''o (spring).²* ''Anime/CoyoteRagtimeShow'' has 12 ElegantGothicLolita robot assassins each named after a month of the year.²* The [=MI6=] agents in ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'' all have {{code name}}s relating to months and days, such as April, July, February, November 11, and August 7.²* The hentai series ''Kanojo x Kanojo x Kanojo'' has ''Haru''omi the protagonist, ''Natsu''mi the eldest girl, ''Aki''na the middle sister, and Ma''fuyu'' the youngest of the three.²* A more meta example, all of Hiro Mishima's manga series have a protagonist named after a season. ''Manga/RaveMaster'' stars ''Haru'' (spring), ''Manga/FairyTail'' has ''Natsu'' (summer), the short-lived ''Manga/MonsterSoul'' has ''Aki'' (autumn), the one-shot ''Fighting Group Mixture'' has Ma''fuyu'' (winter), and both ''Manga/MonsterHunterOrage'' and ''Manga/EdensZero'' have ''Shiki'' (four seasons).²** Speaking of ''Fairy Tail'', [[spoiler:the powerful wizard August used to be an unnamed orphan who then met Zeref. The little August's face reminded him of his late lover Mavis and he named the boy after the month when Zeref and Mavis had made love. Little he knew that August was his and Mavis's son]].²* ''{{Manga/Loveless}}'' - Ritsuka and Seimei are named after seasons.²* ''Manga/XxxHolic'' - Watanuki, based on an alternate reading of April 1.²* ''Manga/{{Softenni}}'' gives all the main characters a surname with a seasonal kanji in it. Asuna ''Haru''kaze, Kotone Sawa''natsu'', Chitose ''Aki''yama and Kurusu ''Fuyu''kawa.²* In ''Anime/{{Tsuritama}}'' the boys are named after the seasons -- Yuki ("snow" for winter), Haru ("spring"), Natsuki (natsu/"summer"), and Akira (aki/"autumn").²* ''Anime/AfterWarGundamX'' - Some of the mechas of the series are named after months. Examples are the Febral (February), Septem (September), Octape (October), Jenice (June), Descem (December), Juracg (July)²* ''Yattodetaman'', one of the ''Anime/TimeBokan'' series based on the theme of TimeTravel, has the good main characters named Toki Wataru (literally "goes through time"), Himeguri Koyomi (both "himekuri" and "koyomi" are a reference to a type of calendar) and Princess Karen (Karen sounds like "karenda", or "calendar"). The Italian dub brings this UpToEleven, having renamed the good guys Beppe Ieri (ieri = yesterday), Tina Domani (domani = tomorrow) and Principessa Domenica (= Princess Sunday), and the TerribleTrio as well: Principessa Lunedì (Princess Monday), Primo Settembre (September the First) and Due Ottobre (October the Second).²* ''LightNovel/TokyoRavens'': Four of the MainCharacters: Harutora (Spring), Natsume (Summer), Akino (Fall), Touji (Winter).²* The ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' [[Anime/Persona3TheMovie movie tetralogy]]: #1 - '''Spring''' of Birth, #2 - A Mid'''summer''' Knight's Dream, #3 - '''Fall'''ing Down, and #4 - '''Winter''' of Rebirth.²* ''Manga/FamilyComplex'' has the siblings Harumi, Natsuru, Akira and Fuyuki who were born in that order and are named for the seasons, starting with spring.²* Fate and Chrono from ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha''. Doubles as FamilyThemeNaming since Fate was adopted by Chrono's mother at the end of ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs A's]]''.²* In ''Manga/TheElderSisterLikeOne'', Yuu's name comes from "yuugure," meaning "twilight", so Shub-Niggurath chooses the name Chiyo, meaning "a thousand nights" to compliment Yuu's name as an invoked case of FamilyThemeNaming.²* Three of the four protagonists from ''Anime/YokaiWatchShadowside'' are named after the seasons. '''Natsu'''me Amano (summer), '''Tou'''ma Tsukinami (winter) and '''Aki'''nori Arihoshi (autumn). That makes Keisuke Amano the OddNameOut.²* The opening cast of ''Manga/BlendS''. For those who know kanji, ''Ka''ho, ''Aki''zuki and Ma''fuyu'' refers to summer, autumn and winter respectively. Maika Sakuranomiya's case is less obvious, but recall ''sakura''--or CherryBlossoms--are the ultimate symbol of spring in Japanese culture. ²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Comic Books]]²* May "Mayday" Parker and her clone sister April in ''ComicBook/SpiderGirl''. The previously unnamed April thinks that she is the original, so she names herself for an earlier month as a jab at May.²* Daisy Duck's nieces April, May and June.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Film]]²* The BigBad of the film version of ''Series/TheAvengers'' is named August de Winter; it's mentioned he has three sisters named April, May, and June.²* The title girl in ''[[Film/FiveHundredDaysOfSummer (500) Days of Summer]]''. At the end, the boy meets another girl named Autumn.²* ''Film/{{Machete}}'' has April and her mother June Booth.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Literature]]²* In ''Literature/TheSecretLifeOfBees'', the sisters that take Lily in are all named after months: August, June, May, and May's deceased twin April. At one point, Lily muses that as a member of their sisterhood, she wouldn't mind being October.²* The main antagonists in ''Literature/KeysToTheKingdom'' are all named after the days of the week.²* All the main characters of G. K. Chesterton's ''Literature/TheManWhoWasThursday'' are secret agents who take the names of days of the week, including the protagonist, Thursday.²* The title characters from Robin Benway's teen fantasy book, ''The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May, & June.''²* The Literature/StarWarsExpandedUniverse has Leia's childhood friend Winter.²* The protagonist of Jasper Fforde's ''Literature/ThursdayNext'' series, as well as much of her immediate family. Inverted with her brothers Anton and Joffy.²** "I was born on a Thursday, hence the name. My brother was born on a Monday and they called him Anton - go figure. My mother was called Wednesday but was born on a Sunday - I don't know why - and my father had no name at all . . ."²* The first ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}}'' series, starting with ''Dragons of Autumn Twilight'', then ''Dragons of Winter Night'', etc -- which earned them FanNickname "Demi-season Dragons".²* Dawn and Eve of the Literature/{{Xanth}} novels.²* The ''Literature/OctoberDaye'' series: So far, in addition to October, the protagonist, we've seen a January, an April, a May, and a June. January and April are related by adoption. [[spoiler: May was originally October's Fetch.]] In the third book, Lily comments, "Whatever will we do when the months of the year are used entirely?" WordOfGod says that in Faerie, it's rude to name someone directly after someone else, but honoring somebody by using a name with a related meaning is acceptable. October's name is somehow connected with September Torquill, January's mother.²** Gillian means "July". Word of God says this is deliberate.²** Let's not forget Evening Winterrose.²* In ''Literature/ThisIsNotAWerewolfStory,'' Dean Swift has three teenage daughters named April, May and June. ²* Creator/JohnVarley's ''Literature/{{Titan}}'' novels include two clone-sisters, April and August Polo, each named for the month in which she was "born." They have three other clone-sibs named in the same style: May, June, and July. April and August's captain, Cirocco Jones, thinks that the names alone prove that scientists should not be allowed to fool around with experiments that sleep and breathe and cry.²* In ''Literature/WarriorCats'', some prefixes that Clan names used are based on time (e.g. Dawncloud, Nightstar, Morningflower, Duskfur). Midnight the Badger's name is also confused as a time when they're told to "listen to what Midnight tells you".²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Light Novels]]²* The four female protagonists in ''LightNovel/SeitokaiNoIchizon'', Sakurano (Cherry-Blossom-Field) Kurimu = Spring. Shiina Minatsu (Deep-Summer) = Summer. Akaba (Red-Leaves) Chizuru = Autumn. Shiina Mafuyu (True Winter) = Winter. [[spoiler:That's when Ken first met them and they helped him get over his HeroicBSOD]].²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Live Action TV]]²* On ''{{Series/Fringe}}'', [[MysteriousWatcher the Observers]] use months as names.²* In the dinosaur-themed ''Series/BakuryuuSentaiAbaranger'', the three core rangers' surnames are Hakua, Sanjou and Itsuki, which are puns on the Japanese words for the Cretaceous, Jurassic and Triassic epochs (which was when the dinosaurs lived).²** This was [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] during the cross over Series/TokusouSentaiDekaranger VS Abaranger, when the Dekarangers find recite the names of Ryouga, Ranru and Yukito... on their ''business cards.''²--> '''Hoji''': Hakua Ryouga.²--> '''Ryouga''': *peace sign*²--> '''Hoji''': Sanjou Yukito.²--> '''Yukito''': *sigh with a blink*²--> '''Hoji''': Itsuki Ranru.²--> '''Ranru''': *stare*²--> '''Hoji''': These are your real names?²--> '''Ryouga''': Yes. Aren't they nice names?²--> '''Sen-chan''': Hakua-ki (Cretaceous Period), Sanjou-ki (Triassic), Jura-ki (Jurrasic). Good job parodying the dinosaur's eras.²* ''Franchise/KamenRider'' gained one thanks to ''[[Series/KamenRiderDecade Decade]]'' and the OneSteveLimit. ''Decade'''s female lead is named Natsumi (Summer), but so is a character from ''Series/KamenRiderBlade''. When the latter appears in ''Decade'', she is presented as an AlternateUniverse version named Haruka (Spring). ''Series/KamenRiderDouble'' follows the trend with female lead Akiko (Fall[=/=]Autumn) and one-shot character Fuyumi (Winter).²** In ''Series/KamenRiderZiO'', the antagonistic Time Jackers derive their names from words related to time...which is complicated by [[SpellMyNameWithAnS uncertain translations]]. We have [[DarkChick Ora/Hora]] (the Italian and Spanish words for "hour" respectively), [[EnfantTerrible Huere/Uhr]] (the French and German words for "hour"), and leader Swortz (whose name is theorized to be a combination of "quartz" and "''schwartz''", the German word for black). The movie-exclusive Tid/Tiid is the OddNameOut.²* On ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'', one of Kelly's friends was named April May June.²* One episode of ''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'' had a group of girls named after months like April and May. The third girl was named Julie, though.²* ''Series/ThreesCompany'': Christmas Noelle "Chrissie" Snow.²* ''Series/{{Ezel}}'': The children adopted by the House of Seasons (which [[ChildrenForcedToKill shaped them into future guns-for-hire]]) were given new names, all themed after the months of the year.²--> '''Ali:''' All these fucking bastards named after months... ²²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Music]]²* Music/TheNewPornographers: ''[[ Get thee/Back to the old truth/July Jones]]." (Ignore the oddly-dressed fellow).²* ''[[ Calling All Dawns,]]'' by Christopher Tin, is divided in three movements: Day (The first 5 songs), Night (the following 3), and Dawn (the 4 last ones).²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]²* In ''ComicStrip/ForBetterOrForWorse'', the younger Patterson daughter is named April, after her birth month.²* In ''ComicStrip/GasolineAlley'', Nina Clock has an aunt named Ada Clock.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Podcasts]]²* ''Podcast/{{Sequinox}}'' naturally has this, as the four Sequinox {{magical girl}}s are named after the four seasons.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Roleplaying Games]]²* In ''[[TabletopGame/GURPSSettings GURPS Banestorm]],'' the advisors to the Heavenking of Sahud are known as the Eyes of Heaven. They are named Vision of Budding Flowers, Perception of Bountiful Growth, Glimpse of Falling Leaves, and Sight of Bone-White Snow, thus corresponding to the four seasons.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Video Games]]²* In ''VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha'', the Dolls that serve [[DubNameChange M. Bison/Vega]] form a complete calendar roll-call in their native (usually) languages - in order: Enero (Spain), Février (France), März (Germany), Aprile (Italy), Satsuki (Japan), Juni & Juli (Germany again), Santum (Vietnam), Xiayu and Yanyu (China), Noembelu (Mexico), and Decapre (Russia).²* April May from ''Franchise/AceAttorney''.²* The [[ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything Jellyfish Air Pirates]] from ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'' are all named after months of the year, similar to the ''Anime/SolBianca'' example above. Janis (January), Febby (February), March, April, May, June, July, Augus (August), Sephy (September), Octy (October), Novel (November), Dizzy (December) and Leap (leap year).²* ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' features the Duodecim, twelve ruling families named after the months of the Japanese lunar calendar²* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'':²** To compliment their inclusion of a real-time clock, ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'' feature seven brothers and sisters (Monica, Tuscany, Wesley, Arthur, Frieda, Santos, and Sunny) which give the player a special item on their respective day of the week.²** The four Battle Chatelaines in ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'' are named for different times of day. From oldest to youngest, they are Morgan (morning), Dana (day), Evelyn (evening) and Nita (night). ²* Crono, of ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'', whose name is a prefix relating to concepts of time.²* The tenth ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' game, ''Mountain of Faith'', introduces the Aki (Autumn) sisters, Shizuha and Minoriko, [[JustifiedTrope so named because]] they are in fact both goddesses '''of''' autumn.²* The hub worlds in the second and third ''VideoGame/SpyroTheDragon'' games correspond to a different type of temporal theme:²** ''VideoGame/Spyro2RiptosRage'''s are themed after seasons, though, strangely, is missing Spring (Summer Forest, Autumn Plains, Winter Tundra).²** ''VideoGame/SpyroYearOfTheDragon'''s are named after times of the day (Sunrise Springs, Midday Gardens, Evening Lake, Midnight Mountain).²* The four CuteSportsClubManager in ''VideoGame/InazumaEleven'' series are named after Japanese seasons: Aki, Natsumi, Haruna, and Fuyuka.²* Steamboat Ski Resort has time-themed names for runs off the Sundown Express lift on Sunshine Peak.²* The original Japanese version of ''VideoGame/MOTHER1'' had its towns named after holidays. The protagonist's hometown is Mother's Day, and there is also Thanksgiving, Halloween, Easter, and Valentine. The prototype English version of the game (known as ''Videogame/EarthboundBeginnings'') had these names changed, but the translator for the FanTranslation kept the holiday-themed names.²* Gaido Venerdi, Latooni Subota and Garnet Sandi of ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration'' have surnames based on days of the week: "Venerdi" is "Friday" in Italian, "Subota" is "Saturday" in Russian and "Sandi" is "Sunday" in French. Making this more deliberate, the localization turns Garnet's surname directly into Sunday.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Web Animation]]²* There are several characters in ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' named after seasons: Summer Rose (Ruby's mother), Cinder Fall (TheHeavy), and Winter Schnee (Weiss's sister). The fourth and final season is represented by Vernal (one of Raven's bandits).²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Web Comics]]²* ''Webcomic/NoRestForTheWicked'''s protagonist is Princess November, daughter of King January and Queen [[BilingualBonus Avril]]. Her sisters are August and September. (WordOfGod addresses the lack of an October [[ on the sixth Frequently Asked Question]]).²* ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod'': 25th Baam, whose name means 25th Night, was named after his birthday. The 13 Month Series is a group of special weapons named after the 13 Months of the TUS universe.²* In ''Webcomic/{{Route148}} '', there are characters named June and April.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Web Original]]²* In Script/MayXnocens everybody either has a month as part of thier name (July, Idius March, May and September Xnocens, Mechta and Rhett October, April, January, November, February) or is only known by their last name which would make a pun if combined with a month as first name (Borne, miss Forth).²* Melinda Summers of ''Literature/ChronoHustle''.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Western Animation]]²* Creator/{{Disney}}'s Daisy Duck has three nieces named April, May, and June, {{Distaff Counterpart}}s to Donald's nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie.²* [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 April O'Neil]] and her uncle Augie (August).²* A ChristmasSpecial of ''WesternAnimation/TheGarfieldShow'' features three homeless kittens whose names are Spring, Summer and Autumn. They mention having a brother who is already adopted and whose name Garfield expects to be Winter, but it's [[OddNameOut Philippe]].²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Real Life]]²* April, May and June are all fairly common names. At least one person around is named April May...[[StealthPun born in June]].²** Julia, Augustus, and Octavia, along with their various variations, could be a partial example, given that they are just as likely to be named for the Roman Emperors those months were named for. [[WhoNamesTheirKidDude Not that you run into too many folks named Octavia nowadays.]]²* Creator/SummerGlau.²* There's also January Jones, of ''Series/MadMen'' fame.²* Aztecs were named after the day of their birth, consisting of a day sign [[YouAreNumberSix plus a number]].²* The [[UsefulNotes/KatanasOfTheRisingSun Imperial Japanese Navy]] named destroyers after, among other things, months and times of day.²* The Akan peoples of Ghana and the Ivory Coast have a tradition of [[ "Day Names,"]] given on the basis of the day of the week on which the child was born; this custom has spread to other West African peoples under the influence of the Akan. The most famous day names worldwide are Kwame ("born on Saturday"), from the Ghanaian president and pan-African activist Kwame Nkrumah, and Kofi ("born on Friday"), from the Secretary General of the UsefulNotes/UnitedNations Kofi Annan.²* It is was also relatively common in some countries to name a child after the Patron Saint of the day it was born. For example, someone born on the 30th of June would've been called Marcial.²* People born in the 2nd half of December often have Christmas-related names. Examples: Sir Noël Coward (16 December 1899), Noel Edmonds (22 December 1948), Noele Gordon (25 December 1919), Carol Smillie (23 December 1961), Carol Vorderman (24 December 1960), Holly Madison (December 23, 1979), Robin Gibb (December 22, 1949), Natalie Grant (December 21, 1971), Christmas Abbott (December 20, 1981), Caroline Aherne (December 24, 1963), Jesus Silva (December 24, 1971), Carol Christine Hilaria (CCH) Pounder (December 25, 1952).²* Steamboat Ski Resort in Steamboat Springs, Colorado has time-themed names for runs off the Sundown Express lift on Sunshine Peak.²[[/folder]]²----


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