This started as a gag on Twitter that seems to have garnered some support. Can we make it happen? (Of course not, but it’s fun to imagine.) I originally tweeted:
Let’s rename all the months after the Doctors. Christmas would be on the 25th Capaldi. New Year is 1st Hartnell. Halloween is 31st Tennant.
It can be known as the Gallifreyan Calendar.
“Remember, remember, the fifth of Smith.” Still kinda works.
“Beware the Ides of Pertwee.”
Of course, we have a problem with two months called Baker. So we’ll have to have T’Baker and C’Baker. My birthday is 18th T’Baker. Regarding the pronunciation of those: TeeBaker and SeeBaker. Nice and clear.
The Months of the Year then are: Hartnell, Troughton, Pertwee, T’Baker, Davison, C’Baker, McCoy, McGann, Ecclestone, Tennant, Smith and Capaldi.
How is that not WAY better than all this January, February, March, etc. rubbish we have now?
A Leap Year will be called a Hurt Year (after John Hurt’s mysterious extra Doctor). Troughton 29th will be known as a Hurt Day.
I’m going to just start using the new Gallifreyan Calendar and let the rest of the world catch up. Who’s with me?
Have a good 6th McGann, everybody.