07-26-2007 09:09 PM
Nope, Gabrielle is Fleur's little sister. And she wouldn't be on the Hogwarts Express because she went to school in France (and would have been far older than school age because the Epilogue is set 19 years later).
Yes, I'm sorry about this. Something was nagging at me since I answered. Thank you for catching it.
You all probably know this already, but I'm not technologically inclined enough to figure out this site. So, according to JK, Victoire is Bill and Fleur's eldest child-presumably a girl.
07-26-2007 09:15 PM
I personally don't think there was anything special about the names Hugo and Rose except for the fact one begins with "r" for Ron and "h" for Hermoine I didn't take anything else from it besides that.
I tend to agree...and Rose was a name of one of JKRs relative. Where Hugo came from is another thing..I was thinking that one of Hermione's admirers was named Victor and maybe JKR just associated Victor with Hugo (Victor Hugo being a famous writer) and H being so fond of books, etc.
I don't think there was any other deep association.
By the way, hope everyone enjoyed the book as much as I did. At first, I thought that I would go chapter by chapter and comment as I went along...but that proved too difficult..the book was too engrossing and I wanted to get to the end to find out what happened. JKR really has taken everyone on a splendid journey.
Message Edited by bentley on 07-24-2007 10:59 AM
All of the names that JK uses in the book tend to have a significance. So I think it would be strange if she bothered to name them and didn't have anything behind it.
Having a R starting name for Ron and and H starting name for Hermione seem like reasons..and then again H loved books..so maybe that was it. Not sure it goes much deeper than that. I think that is all she had behind it...but maybe JKR will answer that question as well in one of her interviews (she seemed to address Harry's occupation, etc). Would love to hear her response.
One other thing that I just noticed on the JKR site which probably is posted elsewhere but is worth mentioning. JKR will be going on a book tour in October of this year and JKR will be in NYC on October 19th at Carnegie Hall, one event in LA and another in New Orleans..I believe that there will be 2 events in NYC and three of the four US events are for children. Scholastic is the sponsor.
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07-26-2007 10:12 PM
Ron and Hermione don't have to name a kid after Harry because they still have Harry with them-YAY!!
07-26-2007 11:15 PM
Just curious, who else loves that Harry named his second son Albus Severus?
I loved the name of all of Harry and Ginny's kids and yes Alubs Servrus was the perfect name for them to name a son. I love the ending of this book. it was a death filled sad and madding book, but I loved the end, Finally Harry got his happy ending and he worked really hard for it too.
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07-27-2007 11:15 AM
Sorry to disagree with everyone.
07-27-2007 12:42 PM