Monday, November 16, 2015

The A to Z of Harry Potter Names

If you're a book lover, you probably love Harry Potter as much as the next reader. Harry Potter blogs abound on the internet and it's easy to get your Harry Potter fix. Sometimes we even get Harry Potter themed posts for the A to Z Challenge.

Recently I hosted a Harry Potter Tea Party; it was an all ages affair and I was impressed at the level of knowledge the adults had! One of the games we played was a Harry Potter Who's Who where everyone had a note taped to their back with a character's name on it. The object was to give clues to your partner and they had to guess who their character was.

Harry Potter Party table display

This game made me wonder if it was possible to do an A to Z of  Harry Potter names?

Let's see:

A - Hanna Abbott (part of Dumbledore's Army)

B - Katie Bell,  Sirius Black, and Lavender Brown (that's who I was dressed as for the party).

C - Cho Chang, Vincent Crabbe, and Barty Crouch (Jr & Sr).

D - Fleur Delacour and Cedric Diggory (way before Twilight)

E - Marietta Edgecomb (I know, who?)

F - Nicholas Flamel, and Mundungus Fletcher (I love that name)

G - Hermione Granger (of course) and Godric Gryffindor

H - Rubeus Hagrid and Helga Hufflepuff

I - Ivanova. An obscure Bulgarian Quidditch player

J - Angelina Johnson

K - Viktor Krum

L - Bellatrix LeStrange (try explaining who that is to a 9 year old), Neville Longbottom, Luna Lovegood, Remus Lupin

M - Malfoy (yuck) and Professor Minerva McGonagall

N - Theodore Nott (he sees Thestrals)

O - Garrick Ollivander

P - Harry Potter!

Q - Quirinus Quirrell

R - Helena Ravenclaw

S - Rita Skeeter (and her pen)

T - Nymphadora Tonks (Tonks!)

U - Dolores Jane Umbridge (kittens & pink do not make her a nice person)

V - Voldemort, duh.

W - Ron Weasley (or any of them really)

Y - Yaxley, a Death Eater

Z - Blase Zabini, friend of Malfoy

Well, how'd you do? Were you able to name that many?

Pam Margolis
A to Z co host and Unconventional Librarian

Many thanks to these websites for the odd bit of help:,


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Since I've never read the books, I'd have a hard time coming up with that list!

Carrie-Anne said...

I've never read the books and have no desire to do so, but I'm familiar with the main characters' names.

Kathleen Jennette said...

I didn't read the books, saw the movies. Harry Potter is as far as I could remember.

Kathleen Jennette said...

I didn't read the books, saw the movies. Harry Potter is as far as I could remember.

Elizabeth said...

A Harry Potter tea party sounds awesome, I may have to suggest that to my friends. I recognize all those names :)

Rosie Amber said...

I love all things Harry Potter, Tonks was a great character as were so many of them, I think it is about time I re-read the series.

Rachel Pattinson said...

This tea party sounds amazing! I had a Harry Potter themed birthday party once - might have to try this out for this year's celebrations. I'm getting married on 31st July next year and we delibrately chose the date because it's HP's birthday :D

pamlovesbooks said...

but surely you recognize Harry's name?

pamlovesbooks said...

gold star for that!

pamlovesbooks said...

great movies though, right?

pamlovesbooks said...

yay! a Harry Potter fan club!

pamlovesbooks said...

OMG Tonks!!! The series is now on Audible. must check it out...

pamlovesbooks said...

How fun! Are you going to have a HP wedding? Extra points for sharing Cedric Diggory's actor's name!