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J.K. Rowling Hoped Princess Charlotte Would Be Named for a Harry Potter Character

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British author J.K. Rowling welcomed the newest member of the royal family, princess Charlotte, with a little disappointment.

.@Oryzaem "So, Royal baby's name is Charlotte. I'm sad it's not Victoria" I was hoping for Nymphadora but no, not even a middle name.

— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) May 4, 2015

Nymphadora, of course, is more commonly known as Tonks in the Wizarding World. In the fifth book of the Harry Potter series, Tonks’ character asked her would-be-husband Remus Lupin not to call her by her first name, referring to her mother as a “fool” for naming her Nymphadora.

Princess Charlotte was born Saturday in London’s St Mary’s Hospital and already will bear the royal moniker of Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, with no “Nymphadora” in sight. Princess Charlotte is named for her grandmother and great-grandmother, Will’s late mother Princess Diana and Queen Elizabeth II.

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