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Fans are Going Crazy Over the Royal Baby’s Harry Potter Connection

Last Monday marked the much awaited birth of Prince William and Kate’s third child, and unsurprisingly, people were eager to know the royal baby’s name. On Friday, it was finally revealed that the couple has named their son Louis Arthur Charles. Barely an hour later, Potter fans started going wild over the purported connection between the royal baby name and the Weasley family.

 

 

The tweet, which came from the official Twitter account for Pottermore, is an obvious play off the line Harry says to his son Albus in the epilogue of the final Harry Potter book and alludes to the fact that each of the three names belong to three different members of the Weasley family.

 

Fans can easily pick out Arthur and Charles as names of Weasley family members since Arthur is the name of the much-loved father of the Weasleys and Charles, or Charlie for short, is the name of the second eldest brother in the family. However, only true fans will be able to identify Loius as the name of Bill and Fleur Weasley’s son who is not even born until after the events in the final book occur. The only reason we know this is because of the family tree that J.K. Rowling created after the book’s publication.

 

Further adding to the irony is the fact that Bill Weasley’s full first name is William, which means that Prince William is following in Bill’s footsteps in a way by naming his son Louis. 

 

Louis Arthur Charles

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Although William and Kate are Harry Potter fans, they obviously did not name their child after Harry Potter characters. Still, other fans have gone crazy over the tweet, which has been retweeted over five thousand times and liked over fifteen thousand times. We’re sure that with a name like Louis Arthur Charles, the young prince is destined for greatness.

 

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Book cover and author Tobias Anthony

Would You Name Your Baby “Insta?”

Know any lovers of the obscure, any mustachioed cyclists, any beanie-wearing coffee connoisseurs who are expecting a baby? We have the perfect gift.

 

Australian author Tobias Anthony has brought out a book entitled ‘Hipster Baby Names: Really, Really, Ridiculously Good Names For Your Kid‘ with 322 hilarious names, including everything from Latte to Insta. 

 

 

Tobias Anthony

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The book offers amazing options, from laugh out loud tongue-in-cheek names to actually genuinely kind of cool ones. 

 

Anthony said that when his friends in Melbourne began to have children, traditional names just no longer cut the mustard. He told Popsugar:

 

“It seems like Kate or Jane or Thomas or James are no longer the acceptable options for children’s names anymore. I’ve been somewhat bombarded by the omnipresent hipster baby name. When you find yourself cornered at a party by an old friend who is genuinely insisting that Lavender would make a good name for a baby girl, what else are you meant to do but write a book?”

 

 

Cover for Hipster Baby Names

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Various species of name crop up throughout the book including the names of food and drinks beloved of hipsters like Latte, Kale and Soy, and also Harry Potter inspired names since the kids who grew up in time with the books have started having children themselves! The book suggests Lavender, Neville and Godric.
 

 

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