J.K. Rowling reveals to fans why Harry Potter named his son after Snape

Author engages with readers on Twitter as debate about villain continues

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has explained to fans why Potter named his middle child Albus Severus Potter.

Rowling took to Twitter yesterday (November 27) to engage with fans who were debating the character’s decision to pay tribute to someone many see as a villainous character. Author Rowling stated that the name decision was done “in forgiveness and gratitude” because Snape died for Harry out of love for Lily.

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The conversation is particularly timely as Albus Severus Potter is set to feature in new West end production The Cursed Child, which opens in London next year.

See J.K. Rowling’ tweets below:


Meanwhile, Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe Daniel Radcliffe speaks to NME for an exclusive cover feature in this week’s magazine (available free in the UK now).

The actor discussed his career choices post Harry Potter which have seen him move away from blockbusters to play characters including poet Allen Ginsberg and Igor in this year’s Victor Frankenstein.

However, Radcliffe hasn’t moved entirely past the Harry character and says he is keen to catch the upcoming West End production of Harry Potter And The Cursed Child.

“It’s weird,” he says. “But I’m happy for it to go on without me. I’ve no ownership of it.” Would he go and see it? “Now that I know [Harry’s in it] I actually really want to see it. It would be a mental thing to try and see it with lots of very excited Harry Potter fans. But I kind of would like to know what happens now.”

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