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Old November 20th, 2008, 8:37 am
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Would you name your children after Harry Potter characters?

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Would you/already have call/called your kids after harry potter names?
List 1-5 of your favourite considered names.

mine are:
1.Lily (such a pretty flowery name)
2.Luna (meaning "moon" so mysterious)
3.Bellatrix (so edgy but i dunno about the trix part)
4.Cedric
5.George

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Old November 20th, 2008, 1:37 pm
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Re: Would you name your children after Harry Potter characters?

I wouldn't name my kids after Harry Potter characters because people would think it was just because of that, not because I actually liked the name


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Old November 20th, 2008, 2:28 pm
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Re: Would you name your children after Harry Potter characters?

Great topic, iluvsnivellus. I'm very unlikely to have children now, but if I did have a son, I might give him Severus as a middle name (like the name, love the character).

My 5 favourite Potter names:

1. Severus
2. Bellatrix
3. Sirius
4. Augusta
=5. Ginevra (but don't like Ginny much - I mean the name, not the character)
=5. Lucius
=5 Fenrir

And I think that there's a footballer who called one of his daughters Luna recently (there were rumours that Victoria Beckham was annoyed, because she had it top of her list of unusual namesto choose if she had a girl).

I also saw a lost cat poster recently where the pet's name was Malfoy, so I think pets' names is a whole new area.

This is a little off-topic, but, as some of the given names and surnames in HP are quite common, there must be people walking around with Potter full names. I used to teach a boy called Oliver Wood, and he was heartily sick of people asking him what time the Gryffindor Quidditch try-outs were. But there must be loads of people out there who actually are called Harry Potter, James Potter, Lily Evans etc.

And, speaking of HP names in real life, whe my mum was in hospital a couple of years ago, the woman in the bed next to her was called Mrs Norris, and the woman in the bed opposite was called Mrs Cruickshanks. What are the chances of that, eh?



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Old November 20th, 2008, 7:36 pm
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Re: Would you name your children after Harry Potter characters?

I myself like these names from the books.

1. Luna
2. Sirius
3. Remus
4. Lupin (as a middle name)
5. Lucius


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Old November 20th, 2008, 11:18 pm
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Re: Would you name your children after Harry Potter characters?

I would!

Boys:
Albus
Sirius
Remus
James
Harry
Neville

Girls:
Hermione
Ginny
Luna
Lily

I would love to name my kids that!


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Old November 21st, 2008, 1:41 am
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Re: Would you name your children after Harry Potter characters?

I could see myself giving my children the names of HP characters, although not necessarily naming them after the HP characters. I like the fact that JK used some very unusual names for some of her characters, which is very similar to my nameing style.

HP Names I would consider:
Severus
Sirius
Lucius
Minerva

Of course, the more common names (Lily, James, Harry, Oliver, Cedric,etc.) wouldn't necessarily be correlated with HP, which makes them very suitable names to use.


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Old November 21st, 2008, 2:20 am
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Re: Would you name your children after Harry Potter characters?

I like the name lily... I don't think I would use any of the other names... Just imagine naming your kid draco...


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hmmmmm .... There are a few names that are just nice and not obviously from Harry Potter. Lily comes to mind, as does Harry, actually. I also like Ginevra....

However, I certainly wouldn't pick a name just because it is from Harry Potter...


I think it would probably be a good idea to make sure you know exactly what's behind any name in the books (most have another meaning, or come from mythology) to make sure that you want a child to live with such a name......


I know one girl whose name is Hermione. She was born a few years before the books came out (she is named after the Shakespeare character who inspired JKR as well). She had a pretty tough time in the last few years.


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Old November 21st, 2008, 5:06 am
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Re: Would you name your children after Harry Potter characters?

yeah i dont think i'd name my boy draco.
i think there are some really pretty boy and girl names in the series. i like the name severus i think its very mysterious and sexy but i would so not call my kid that lol.

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Re: Would you name your children after Harry Potter characters?

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Would you/already have call/called your kids after harry potter names?
I wouldn't ever. I don't really understand naming your kids after fictional characters. And I wouldn't ever want to stick my kids with a name that got them made fun of.

I don't particularly like any of the names in HP enough to want to name my child that. I think the name Luna would be the only exception, but as it's a name I liked long before I discovered Harry Potter, I don't really associate it with that.


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Old November 21st, 2008, 8:04 am
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I like some of the names like Lavender and Hermione but, I may not go as far as to name my children if I ever have any after the characters. I might just change my mind right before I did it.


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Old November 21st, 2008, 8:46 pm
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Since I am Arabic
Clearly, I wouldn't name my kids after Harry Potter characters
Except for the Lily and Lavender
Imagine an Arab child named Harry or Ron


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Old November 22nd, 2008, 9:21 am
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Re: Would you name your children after Harry Potter characters?

Maybe if i had a daughter i would name her Luna ..
But i have already have my favourite boy names that are not from HP:
1. Lucifer
2. Mordred
3. Damien


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Old November 22nd, 2008, 4:48 pm
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Re: Would you name your children after Harry Potter characters?

I love Harry Potter but not enough to name my son Albus Severus. No child deserves that

I do quite like the name Harry but I wouldn't choose it because of the series, I'd choose it because my partner and I agreed on it (that would be maybe a 3rd choice for a boy anyway)


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Old November 22nd, 2008, 7:00 pm
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I would, but my girlfriend certainly would not.


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Old November 24th, 2008, 2:13 pm
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Re: Would you name your children after Harry Potter characters?

Well I think some of the names in Harry Potter are common anyways, (James, Dean, Ginny, Angelina) so yeah I wouldn't mind using one of those (in fact my youngest son is named William James), but I hardly associate those with Harry Potter specifically.

As for the other ones, umm not so much. I just would hate to give my child a name that is specifically popular in a work of fiction. One that is unusual in everyday life based off a character. I mean I can't imagine naming any of my children Albus, or Narcissa, or even Minerva.


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Old November 24th, 2008, 8:37 pm
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Re: Would you name your children after Harry Potter characters?

I wouldn't name a child specifically AFTER a Harry Potter but I do like some of the names in the books that I'd consider, not because they appear in the books but simply because they are really nice names. The ones I'd consider are:
Lily- I love it. It's simple but really pretty sounding and very flowery. I've already got a Lily in the family though so I probably wouldn't use it because of that.
Ginevra- I think it's very pretty sounding and also really unique, I've never met any Ginevras before.
Harry- I've just always liked this name for a boy.
James- Same as above

I do like Hermione as well but it's just Harry Potter-ish lol!

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Re: Would you name your children after Harry Potter characters?

Lily, Luna, Hermione, George. Sirius if I was feeling really out there.


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I'm not sure if I'd name a child of mine but I do like the names of... Fleur, Cedric, and Parvati.


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I wouldn't mind naming my daughter, Ginevra; It's such a pretty name.


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