Since the time J.K. Rowling published the first book of Harry Potter series nearly 21 years ago, fans have been concocting a variety of theories.
For instance, there was an extremely popular theory back in 2004 that Ron Weasley was actually Albus Dumbledore, who had traveled back in time.
Another far-out theory suggested that Professor McGonagall, Head of Gryffindor, was “possibly Voldemort’s most devoted and trusted servant.”
Although Rowling has always addressed fan theories in the past, there is a certain theory that she has never talked about until now – and, interestingly, this theory is long suspected to be true by Harry Potter fans.
The theory revolves around the name of everyone’s favorite Hermoine Granger.
For more information on this theory, check out the video below.
Before we get to the theory, let’s just dig in a little bit deep to know how all this started in first place.
Choosing the name for characters is not a difficult task for an author but when it comes to naming the characters of a wizarding world, the task no longer remains an easy one.
That’s why most of the names in the Harry Potter series seem to be a bit strange. Same goes for the name of Hermoine – a name unfamiliar to nearly every fan of the series.
Of course, the name wasn’t invented by Rowling herself but due to its rarity, there was a common perception that everyone has been mispronouncing Hermoine’s name.
To be honest, I myself used to think that the name should be pronounced as “Hermi-one” or “Hermi-own.”
The theory says that the perception of mispronouncing Hermoine’s name became so common that Rowling decided to do something about it in the fourth book of the series.
So, she deliberately included a passage in the book just to let everyone know the right pronunciation of the name.
The theory was pointed out by Twitter user @atulaak, who wrote: “Theory: @jk_rowling included that passage on how to pronounce Hermione’s name in Goblet of Fire just to school all of us who were saying HER-MY-OWN like Viktor Krum.”
Theory: @jk_rowling included that passage on how to pronounce Hermione's name in Goblet of Fire just to school all of us who were saying HER-MY-OWN like Viktor Krum.
— Atulaa (@atulaak) September 17, 2018
And to everyone’s amazement, Rowling confirmed the theory via a Tweet. “Theory correct,” she wrote.
Theory correct. https://t.co/Q46h56ljuU
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) September 18, 2018
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