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Old August 23rd, 2009, 10:19 pm
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Re: Would you name your children after Harry Potter characters?

Perhaps, if I was living in an English-speaking country, they wouldn't really fit; well except Viktor which is a pretty common name here. But I can still name my pets.
I had two very similar orange/white rats named Fred & George once. xD


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Old August 23rd, 2009, 10:34 pm
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Re: Would you name your children after Harry Potter characters?

Oh man, I had the opposite problem. My husband and I hadn't read HP and after our third child was born, people started to ask if he was named after one of the characters. (His name is Severin and we call him Sev. Sigh.) Go figure. At least it inspired me to read the books. And now his older brother is reading HP and calls the little one Severin Snape. So...his future nickname is set.

In general, I think unusual fictional names are best left to dogs...they don't have to explain their names to anybody.


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Old August 23rd, 2009, 10:36 pm
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Re: Would you name your children after Harry Potter characters?

Well, I wouldn't set out to name all my kids after Harry Potter characters, but we tend to like names we associate with belonging to nice people, so Harry Potter has influenced the names I find nice. I would seriously consider calling my daughters Ginny or Lily, for example, but I can't think of any of the others I would borrow.

But I certainly wouldn't name them after Harry Potter characters just because they're Harry Potter characters. That's OK for pets, but not children. At the end of the day you have to choose names you really like as well as which have a meaning to you, IMO.

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I really love some of the unusual names in the Harry Potter books, like Nymphadora and Sirius, but I definitely wouldn't name any of my child after a character in the books.
First I'm French, so I think my kids would be made fun of if I call them an English name...
Because Nymphadora and Sirius are such common English names, and no English child with those names would be made fun of (!). Sorry...that just made me laugh...


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Old August 23rd, 2009, 11:07 pm
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As much as I love the names in HP, I don't think I would ever use them for my actual children. :P

But if I did...

1. Sirius.
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2. Lily
3. Remus
4. Luna
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Old August 24th, 2009, 10:29 am
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Re: Would you name your children after Harry Potter characters?

my children will all definantly have harry potter MIDDLE names, but not first names, because i dont want them to get teased.

the ones i WOULD use as first names:
~Lily
~Ginny
~Ariana
~Molly
~Isabelle (Fleur's middle name)
~Ron
~James
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Old August 24th, 2009, 5:39 pm
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Re: Would you name your children after Harry Potter characters?

Yes. Well, only a select few.
I love the name Remus Lupin, either I name my child Remus as their first name, or Lupin as their middle name. Or both. But I just love that name.
I wouldn't go to the extreme and name my child Dumbledore, even though that is a great and creative name. If I named my child that, it wouldn't be so great and creative of me, would it? Since I "took it" from HP.
I also love Nymphadora. Maybe middle name? Or Tonks as the middle name? We'll see.
And Luna is a fine name. I'd definitely want to name my girl that.


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Old August 24th, 2009, 7:18 pm
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Re: Would you name your children after Harry Potter characters?

Yes i deffinitley would!
I love unusual names, and there are quite a few in Harry Potter..... Although kids are a looong way of for me


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Old August 25th, 2009, 2:16 am
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I don't think I'd name a child specifically after Harry Potter characters.. I've had the names that I want to name my children picked out for years and years. One of the names I picked out for a girl is 'Bella', not after Bellatrix, but you know, you could make that connection.. I do like that character and I love the name Bella. My only problem with naming a girl that is most likely people will associate it with that God-awful Twilight girl.

I'd probably name a girl Luna or Lily though, if I chose not to name her Bella.

And as for boy names, I don't know if I know of any Harry Potter names for them. Perhaps Sirius, but that might be too out there for me.


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Old August 25th, 2009, 4:30 am
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Re: Would you name your children after Harry Potter characters?

I would, and I probably will


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Old August 31st, 2009, 7:00 am
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Re: Would you name your children after Harry Potter characters?

Maybe. But if I did, I bet my dad and my sister would give me this look.

If I ever had a kid, and it was girl, I might name her Faith. I always thought it was a cool name.


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Old August 31st, 2009, 4:37 pm
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Re: Would you name your children after Harry Potter characters?

It depends really. I mean there are some lovely names in Harry Potter. Lily for example,but if i named my child Lily it wouldn't be after Lily Potter. It would be because I like the name lily.
As for the unusual names... maybe. Draco is a definate no! Thats like a bullies heaven. But maybe Hermione, thats a nice name and I lovethe name Ginny and Luna too.

I think those names will get more and more common as time goes on, because of the Harry Potter books.


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Old September 1st, 2009, 2:08 am
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Re: Would you name your children after Harry Potter characters?

Maybe I'd give my son Remus as a middle name, but that would have to be if my future boyfriend / husband was okay with it. Other than that I like the names Lily and Luna for girls, but HP would not be the only reasons why I'd use either of them.


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Old September 2nd, 2009, 9:13 pm
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Re: Would you name your children after Harry Potter characters?

I'm not sure about my kids, maybe ;P
but i'm definitely naming my dog Padfoot.


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Old September 2nd, 2009, 9:57 pm
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Re: Would you name your children after Harry Potter characters?

My dog's name is Luna, that's enough for me. (Even though I adopted her after OOtP, I never made the connection until now, 4-5 years later) Even though Augusta and Minerva are lovely names.


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Old September 3rd, 2009, 4:53 am
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Re: Would you name your children after Harry Potter characters?

I've thought about giving them middle names from the book, but not first names. I wouldn't want them tormented for it.

Favorite names?

1. Lucius
2. Draco
3. Sirius
4. Hermione
5. Hedwig
+Just wanted to say that I love Crookshanks (but I wouldn't name my kid that). Love the pushed in face!!!


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Old September 3rd, 2009, 7:48 pm
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I would totally name my daughter Lily ^^


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

No, but I do like the names of the House of Black family members.

Primarily galaxies, constellations and stars.


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Old September 30th, 2009, 9:42 am
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Re: Would you name your children after Harry Potter characters?

maybe not. it would just be a coincidence if ever i would use HP names. i would use a name because i like it, i chose it but not bec. it's based on harry potter. my kid might curse me for the rest of my life.. LOL


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Old October 4th, 2009, 8:39 am
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Re: Would you name your children after Harry Potter characters?

There are certainly some pretty names out there that are coincidentally shared with HP characters, so I think that even if you did name a child after a character you could get away with it no problem. Then again, I would really like to just go ahead and name a kid Albus Brian Percival Wulfric.



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Old October 12th, 2009, 10:31 pm
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Re: Would you name your children after Harry Potter characters?

Girls Names:
Luna
Ariana
Bellatrix (cool name even if she is evil)
Lily
Boys Names:
Ron
Severus (as a middle name)
Albus (as a middle name)
Neville
Fred (and have their middle name be George)


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