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Old February 29th, 2012, 1:07 pm
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Re: Would you name your children after Harry Potter characters?

Well I don't know if I'd name my kids like that but my top 5 favorite HP names are:

Severus (and I actually have a girl at school whose dad's name is that :o )
Hermione
Remus
Minerva
Draco (although I'd never name my child that, perhaps my dog but I think it sounds cool)


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Old March 4th, 2012, 12:15 am
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Re: Would you name your children after Harry Potter characters?

Sure! Why not? Hermione would be one of them!


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Old March 4th, 2012, 3:51 am
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Re: Would you name your children after Harry Potter characters?

Only by coincidence - James is one of my favorite boy names. But that's where me naming kids after Harry Potter characters ends.

Lily is overused now - it seems like every other five year old is named Lily.

I just don't particularly like the name Harry.

Ron is kinda cute but I'd have to give the boy Ron as his birth name and not Ronald which I don't like.

Saddling a kid with a name like Hermione would be cruel to me - she would forever be compared to the character. I had a friend named Aurora who hated her name because she was always telling people, "Yes, as in Borealis" and I wouldn't want my daughter saddled with having to constantly say "Yes, like from Harry Potter."

I like classic names. James. Jack. Ann/Anna. David. Samuel. Rebecca. The only "extravagant" name I'd name my child is Genevieve but that's also a family name.


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Old May 14th, 2012, 8:57 pm
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Re: Would you name your children after Harry Potter characters?

James and Lily are names that I have always liked, although I do agree that there a lot of little girls called Lily at the moment.

I like Luna - quirky but not too weird, and its unlikely there would be lots of them in the same class at school; ditto Minerva. Quite like Neville, even although its a little old fashioned. I also like Poppy, Molly, Freddie, Fleur and Alastor.

Sort of HP-related - although I would never name a child Albus, the feminine form of the name Alba is nice (and also the Scottish Gaelic word for Scotland).


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Old May 16th, 2012, 12:29 am
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Re: Would you name your children after Harry Potter characters?

I think the names in HP are very innovative as I haven't heard some of these before. Obviously in the US James, Harry, and Lilly are common, but Minerva and Remus are not. While I really do like the names I don't think I would name my children after any of the characters. I would however name my pets after a HP character.


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Old May 16th, 2012, 1:11 am
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Re: Would you name your children after Harry Potter characters?

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I like Luna - quirky but not too weird
I used to work in HR for a world-wide company and I would have to sort their employee records and I once came across a woman by the name of Dora Luna and always thought that was kind of fantastic.


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Old May 21st, 2012, 9:56 pm
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Re: Would you name your children after Harry Potter characters?

In no particular order...
1. George. (I have always loved the name and he is an admirable character)
2. Katie. (cute name and I love Gryffindor and chasers!)
3. James (brave and handsome)
4. Rowena (This is one of my favorite names for a girl, period, and the founder of my second favorite house)
5. Charlie (a very cool character and friendly sort of name)
I really like the characters Hermione, Neville and Luna, but I wouldn't name my child any of those names.


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Old June 30th, 2012, 9:32 pm
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Re: Would you name your children after Harry Potter characters?

I am seriously considering giving my daughter the middle name Hermione after the character but I'd not give a child an obviously Harry potter related first name.


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Old August 3rd, 2012, 8:14 pm
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Re: Would you name your children after Harry Potter characters?

absoloutly i would!

1) Lily is beatiful and has always been a favorite of mine
2) does Bella count as Bellatrix? anyway, that haha
3) Luna is lovely
4) Harry
5) i like the name Ron but i think that it would be too obvious that it was taken from Harry Potter tehe
6) George


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Old August 4th, 2012, 6:50 am
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Re: Would you name your children after Harry Potter characters?

I wouldn't name my children after Harry Potter characters specifically, but I do like some of the names in general, and may or may not end up using names that just happen to be in the HP series. James is always a great boy's middle name, for example. I've also always loved the name Seamus.


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Old August 4th, 2012, 12:52 pm
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Re: Would you name your children after Harry Potter characters?

I never name my child related with Harry Potter Simply because of i Love HP.


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Old August 8th, 2012, 8:21 pm
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Re: Would you name your children after Harry Potter characters?

I would LOVE to name a child after a Harry Potter, but as much as I love the name Hermione, I'd never do it.
Me and my sister were named after fictional characters. My first name (and my last name coincidentally) is from Doctor Who, and my sister's is from Lord of the Rings, so I know how annoying it is. Everytime I meet someone I have to say 'Yes, like the Doctor Who character.' and whilst it's kinda cool, it is slightly annoying.
I might consider some of the more obscure names. I love Ariana and Rowena and Luna, they're very old names, and Minerva was always my favourite Roman godess. Perhaps as a middle-name


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Old August 8th, 2012, 8:51 pm
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Re: Would you name your children after Harry Potter characters?

No, I wouldn't name my children after HP characters (at least not the prominent ones). I cannot rule out that somewhere in Potterverse some obscure name mentioned might be among my "chosen name list", but I don't recall any.

And as none of them would even make it to my top 5 list of names for my children, I can't answer the second part either.


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Old August 31st, 2012, 9:23 pm
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Re: Would you name your children after Harry Potter characters?

Seamus.. it's simply awesome! Love it!


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Old September 2nd, 2012, 10:28 am
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Re: Would you name your children after Harry Potter characters?

For the longest time I was going to name my girl Luna or Fleur and my boy Oliver or Percy (not because I particularly like Perce, I just love the name Percival)...

and then I grew up . Its now Asher and Arthur, and Hadassah or Julia. Haha, nothing like HP.


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