Why did Harry Potter name his son Albus Severus after Professor Snape? Many fans of JK Rowling’s books have asked the question, but not everyone receives a brilliantly eloquent answer from the author herself.
Snape died for Harry out of love for Lily. Harry paid him tribute in forgiveness and gratitude. https://t.co/MPXBgUApa3
JK Rowling has taken to her Twitter feed this morning to address all those conflicted feelings we have about Harry’s Hogwarts teacher. When a fan suggested that Harry had nothing to forgive Snape for at all, Rowling corrected them, adding that the professor had done his fair share of harm to the Boy Wizard.
Rowling added that it would take “a whole essay” to really explore why Harry gave his son Snape’s name — but when a fan asked to know more about the complex character of Albus Dumbledore, another of Harry’s son’s namesakes, she said that would need a little more time…
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