Stacey Fairchild (sunny_lil_stace) wrote in mh_students,
Stacey Fairchild
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Random ages question

Is there any organization on how old to have the characters in each year? I was thinking along the lines of my own school system back home's cut off dates when I was coming up with a birthday for Stacey, which were, basically, you would have had to be 11 before you could start 6th grade (1st year). So I had Stacey turn fifteen in October of this, her fourth year, thinking that if Harry's year was 79-80, she would be in the '81-82 year (I always pictured Harry as one of the youngest in his year, probably because *my * birthday's in July and I've always been one of the youngest in my classes).

But it seems like everyone here is using different cut off dates from each other (ex, the Patil sisters have their birthday in June of 81, making them less than half a year older than my character, while being two years ahead of her in school).

So I guess my point is, do we have a certain cut off date so we can model our character's ages? If need be, I can make Stacey a year younger and have her turn fifteen in October instead (and we can just ignore the comment she made to Brittany about being less than six months to her sixteenth birthday).

Don't mind me. These are the kind of details that get to me. ;)
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Um, this is probably my fault. I thought Harry was born in '81, not '80. >_< I've changed the dates of my characters' birthdays so they should be correct now.

Anyone in Harry's 6th year, set in 1996-1997, would have been born anywhere from 1st September 1979 to 31st August 1980. So Stacey, who is in her 4th year, will indeed have been born within '81-82.

Sorry! :/
No, it's no problem. I was just a bit confused. Thanks for clearing it up!
So, Aidan would be how old?
If she's a second year, then she would turn thirteen whenever her birthday is this year.
She would have been born anywhere in: 1st September 1983 - 31st August 1984.
I was just getting annoyed with details, thanks. So she'll be thirteen in January.
I was only saying, because you haven't put the year on your profile. :) Anyway, if she's in her second year, she would have been 13 this January.