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Basic Trope: A person named after a day of the week.

  • Straight: Alice and Bob name their daughter Friday.
  • Exaggerated:
    • They have seven children, each named after a day of the week.
    • Friday's full name is Friday Monday Tuesday Parkington.
  • Downplayed: The child's name is Carol, but she has "Friday" as her middle name.
  • Justified:
    • People say "Thank God it's Friday," so they thought Friday was a good name to have.
    • Friday was born on a Friday.
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    • They just chose that name randomly.
  • Inverted: Characters change the names of the days of the week to honor themselves. "Monday? I think you mean Bobsday!"
  • Subverted: When the baby is born, Bob says "Let's name her Friday" but Alice says, "No, let's not".
  • Double Subverted: "Let's name her Tuesday!"
  • Parodied: Alice and Bob have seven children named after the days of the week. Monday is The Un-Favourite because people say they hate Mondays, Friday is popular because people say T.G.I.F, and Sunday is lazy because Sunday is meant to be a day of rest.
  • Zigzagged: ???
  • Averted: Nobody is named after a day of the week.
  • Enforced: ???
  • Lampshaded: "So your name's Friday. Were you born on a Friday?"
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  • Defied: Alice and Bob refuse to name their children after a weekday.
  • Discussed: "How about we name our kid after a day of the week? Sunday's happy but too restful, Monday is too unpopular, Wednesday according to the song is 'full of woe' so that leaves only Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, or Friday".
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  • Conversed: "Why did those characters name their kid Friday?"
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  • Played for Laughs: A character named Monday is offended when someone says "I hate Mondays".
  • Played for Drama: ???

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