Harry Potter Names - Would you use them?

There are a LOT of interesting names in the [name]Harry[/name] [name]Potter[/name] series (more for girls than for boys, but I found a few.) I’m trying to figure out which ones are actually usable in the real world. I posted a similar thread in the Girls section. What do you think?


Realistically, I doubt I would use any of these, but I do like [name]Orion[/name], [name]Lysander[/name], and [name]Seamus[/name] (especially with the nn [name]Shea[/name]!). I also see the appeal of [name]Gideon[/name] (especially because of [name]Jason[/name] [name]Gideon[/name] in Criminal Minds), [name]Amos[/name], and [name]Cormac[/name].

I love [name]Draco[/name], but I don’t know if my kid would be BAMF enough to handle it.
I’d use [name]Lysander[/name] for sure, but that’s more of a [name]Shakespeare[/name] name than an HP one to me.
I like [name]Orion[/name] nn [name]Rio[/name] a lot.

Names I would use:

Names I think are usable but not my style:

[name]Just[/name] like on your girls list, there are some I’d use, some I wouldn’t!

[name]Draco[/name] - I would love to use this. I doubt I ever will, but I wish I would. Like a pp, I think any kid, especially while HP is still popular, would have to be pretty BA to rock this. Haha.
[name]Neville[/name] - I love [name]Neville[/name]! I don’t love his name though.
[name]Seamus[/name] - Very cute. Not really my style, but it is my friend’s so I could see myself calling a nephew this someday!
[name]Cedric[/name] - Not my style.
[name]Gideon[/name] - Also not my style.
[name]Orion[/name] - A pet name. Not for a child.
[name]Amos[/name] - Not my style.
[name]Cormac[/name] - Not my style.
[name]Fabian[/name] - Nope (I’m really picky when it comes to boys names, can you tell?)
[name]Lysander[/name] - On my long list. I could see myself using it, definitely.

Another from HP I would use, and is a family name: [name]Blaise[/name]. Maybe only as a middle, but I love it.

What about [name]Harry[/name]? :slight_smile: I would definitely use that. I would also consider [name]Cormac[/name], but the rest are not my style.

[name]Draco[/name] – no
[name]Neville[/name] – I prefer the [name]Nevil[/name] spelling
[name]Seamus[/name]-- yes, but I prefer Seamas (and I think that’s how [name]Joanne[/name] spelled his name too)
[name]Cedric[/name] – yes.
[name]Gideon[/name] --definitely. I wanted my son to be [name]Thomas[/name] [name]Gideon[/name] but my husband could only think of the Bibles.
[name]Orion[/name] – no
[name]Amos[/name] – yes
[name]Cormac[/name] – yes
[name]Fabian[/name] – I like the Italian [name]Fabrizio[/name]
[name]Lysander[/name] – no. [name]Lysander[/name] was an idiot in MND.

What about the best names, the Weasley names? [name]George[/name] and [name]Frederick[/name] are the best, and I so wanted twins to name [name]Geordie[/name] and [name]Freddy[/name], way before [name]Harry[/name] [name]Potter[/name]. And [name]William[/name], [name]Charles[/name], and [name]Percival[/name] rock too. I prefer Ranulf to [name]Ronald[/name]. And [name]Harry[/name] and [name]Severus[/name] are good names, as is [name]James[/name], [name]Colin[/name], [name]Madog[/name], and [name]Alistair[/name].

I have never read or seen [name]Harry[/name] [name]Potter[/name] and I don’t plan to. Some of these do not seem usable in the slightest! I think the ony usable names in this bunch are [name]Seamus[/name], [name]Gideon[/name], [name]Amos[/name], [name]Cedric[/name] and [name]Cormac[/name]. I like the first three I listed a lot actually, the last two are not my style but I think you could get by with them. I think a lot of these would not be instantly recognized as coming from HP unless people were fans. I would not have known any of these are mentioned in HP because I am not a fan.

The only one I could ever see myself using [name]IRL[/name] is [name]Lysander[/name], and it’s been on my list but my husband is against it.
i think all of them are perfectly usable (except I really dislike [name]Fabian[/name]) but I myself wouldn’t use them. I had Drakken, which is almost just like [name]Draco[/name] on my list, but I’m adverse to the O ending. There are also a ton of other boy names in there you didn’t list like [name]Remus[/name] and [name]Sirius[/name]. i would be apt to use [name]Sirius[/name] as a middle name.

I’m a huge HP dork. So… Yeah.

[name]Draco[/name] - Definitely would use. Yep.
[name]Neville[/name] - Unsure… I do think its cute, but not really my style.
[name]Seamus[/name] - Would use.
[name]Cedric[/name] - Possibly. But only if babies daddy liked it.
[name]Gideon[/name] - [name]One[/name] of my favorite names. =)
[name]Orion[/name] - No. I’ve never liked this. =/
[name]Amos[/name] - Definitely!
[name]Cormac[/name] - No.
[name]Fabian[/name] - No.
[name]Lysander[/name] - Yes! [name]Love[/name] it!

Also from [name]Harry[/name] [name]Potter[/name],

[name]Sirius[/name] - I would totally use this.
[name]Remus[/name] - Would use.
[name]Severus[/name] - [name]Love[/name]. Would possibly use as a middle. I almost named one of my dogs this.
[name]Phineas[/name] - Would use.

For the boys…

Useable for me

Possibly for middle names

Not a fan of
[name]Cormac[/name] - can’t the image of the character out of my head
[name]Fabian[/name] - just don’t really like the name.

Some you may not have considered…

[name]Ignatius[/name] - Middle name of [name]Percy[/name] Weasley and [name]Molly[/name]'s Uncle.
[name]Avery[/name] - [name]Friend[/name] of [name]Severus[/name] and Death Eater.
[name]Phineas[/name] - Member of the [name]Black[/name] Family and past headmaster of Hogwarts.
[name]Lucius[/name] - [name]Draco[/name]'s father.
[name]Emeric[/name] - Possessor of the [name]Elder[/name] Wand, [name]Author[/name] of Beginner’s Guide to Transfiguration.
[name]Aberforth[/name] - Dumbledore’s brother.

In this day and age I think all those names are usable.

I like:

  • [name]Neville[/name]
  • [name]Cedric[/name]
  • [name]Gideon[/name]
  • [name]Fabian[/name]
  • [name]Lysander[/name]

I think someone could easily use any of these EXCEPT for [name]Draco[/name]. The other names have a “life” before and after HP, but [name]Draco[/name] is too much the character, and I think it would be unfair to saddle a kid with that for life.

I like [name]Seamus[/name], [name]Cedric[/name], and [name]Orion[/name]. [name]Gideon[/name] and [name]Amos[/name] would also be usable though I don’t care for them.