Kanji reading question 輝夜 月


#1

How does this 輝夜 become kaguya and moon 月 runa i was watching her introduction video on youtube and her name popped up and i was just like wat ? O.o


#2

Names can be read in a lot of different ways. Just having the kanji are not enough to know how someone is actually called.

For 輝夜 かぐや is a standard reading, but it shows as female name in enamdict.

When you register a name for a baby you can choose the kanji and how they should be read. I’m sure there are some restrictions, but you can choose 月 = Luna (るな). There are lots of other ways to read 月 as a name, including むーん (apparently).


#3

In Death Note, Light’s name is also written with 月.

But yeah, it’s very common for Japanese people to have to ask other Japanese people how they read their name.


#4

I see I see thank you both for the help it was really bugging me before bed >.>