“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” ~ William Shakespeare
“I read in a book once that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet, but I’ve never been able to believe it. I don’t believe a rose would be as nice if it was called a thistle or a skunk cabbage.” ~ L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
What do you think? Does the name matter that much?
J.K. Rowling was a genius at naming fictional characters. Let’s look at a few:
• Albus Dumbledore
• Sirius Black
• Hermione Granger
• Bellatrix Lestrange
• Draco Malfoy
• Lucius Malfoy
The names are unique, so they make a lasting impression, but it’s also interesting to note that the meaning of the names fit the role of the characters.
These characters often acted…
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