A Bird's Name (鳥の名) is a title for those who contain a meaning of a bird in their name. It is suggested that one must be worthy enough to hold this title. It has an important meaning in Mugenri for unknown reasons.
Characters with a Bird's Name
- JynX: Jynx is the scientific genus name of the wryneck, a type of woodpecker.
- Yabusame Houlen: Yabusame (藪雨), although it is spelled with different kanji, is also the Japanese word for the Asian stubtail, plus Hou (鳳) means "phoenix".
- Tsubakura Enraku: Tsubakura (玄鳥), more commonly read as genchou, is the Japanese word for swallow.
- Kurohebi: Kuro (烏) means "crow". Also, melanistic shimahebi are called karasu-hebi ("crow snakes").
- Aoji Shitodo: Aoji (蒿雀) is the Japanese word for the black-faced bunting. Also, Shitodo (鵐) is an old term for fledgling meadow buntings (鵐 hoojiro). There is also a specific type of bunting related to the Shitodo-Maekawa Shrine that was called an "Aohito" because of the blue stripe on its back.
- Hooaka Shitodo: Hooaka (頬赤) is the Japanese word for the chestnut-eared bunting. Same as above for "Shitodo".
- Kuroji Shitodo: Kuroji (黒巫鳥) is the Japanese word for the grey bunting. Their given name also includes roji (巫鳥, lit. "priestess bird"); this was another term for sacred buntings like those mentioned above. Along with above, the kanji for "Shitodo" is also "巫鳥" combined.
- Tsurubami Senri: Tsuru (鶴) means a crane.
- Hibaru Kokutenshi: Their given name Hibaru (ヒバル) means a "lark" or "skylark" (雲雀 Hibari, two types of birds).
- Tsugumi Umatachi: "Tsugumi" (ツグミ) is the Japanese word for thrush.
- Ooama no Ake no Mitori: Akamitori (朱鳥), with an omitted kanji, contains "Vermilion Bird". Shuchō is an alternative reading.
- Suzumi Kuzu: Suzu (雀) means "sparrow".
- Hoojiro Shitodo: Hoojiro (頬告鳥) is pronounced the same was as the meadow bunting. Putting (告) and (鳥) together gives 鵠 (Kugui), an archaic spelling of 白鳥 (Hakuchō), the swan. Also, Shitodo (鵐) is an old term for fledgling meadow buntings (鵐 hoojiro).
- Clause: "HISUI" (翡翠) and "Halcyon" are respectively Japanese and Greek for "kingfisher". It's not their real name, however, and their actual name remains unknown.
- Medias Moritake, despite being a penguin youkai, does not have a Bird's Name..
- Tom C. Zemlja: "Tom" can refer to male turkeys, but it's unclear if this is intentional. Their appearance is quite bird-like as well.