( Portrayed by Shantel VanSanten )
Unknown but looks 24.
- "How could you do that to your own daughter?"
- —Summer questions her father after awakening from centuries' slumber
Summer is the only daughter but second child of Milah and Rumplestiltskin. She appears in the Pilot and briefly in Rumple's episodes. But as Molly appears from thorough the series.
Summer was born to Milah during a time when Milah was considering leaving her husband for a life at sea. So Milah put Rumple off when he asked if she wanted another child, all the time knowing she was pregnant with another child. Upon her birth, Milah gave Summer to a childless couple and she was raised by them until Rumplestiltskin and Baelfire happened by one day and Bae commented on how much like his mother Summer was. That night, Rumple kidnapped a five year old Summer. At first, she refused to acknowledge his apologises but Baelfire explained that she was so much like their mother, it was impossible that Rumple would not acknowledge his own daughter after Milah's 'death'. Summer relented and began to try with Rumple but after Baelfire disappeared, he closed off from her and put a spell on her on the eve of her 14th birthday. She slept in a frozen state until Prince Charming had the Blue Fairy undo the magic that bound her.
The name Summer comes from the Roman meaning 'Warmth, strength, fertility'. Avalynne, under the spelling Avalyn comes from the Hebrew meaning 'life'.