JK Rowling Confirms Fan Theory About Hermione Granger's Name On Twitter
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JK Rowing has confirmed another Harry Potter fan theory on Twitter, this time about Hermione Granger's name.
It's been almost two decades (yes, really) since The Goblet Of Fire was released in 2000, and theories on the fourth book are still flying around as fast as the Golden Snitch on the Quidditch field.
Potterheads will remember that back in the The Goblet Of Fire novel, writer JK Rowling included a passage on Viktor Krum - Hermione's new love interest - pronouncing her name completely wrong when they were introduced.
The Bulgarian wizard called her Her-my-own rather than Her-my-o-nee, and some fans have felt that the franchise's author penned the exchange to tell fans how to say her name the right way.
"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," speculated the fan on Twitter.
Addressing the speculation head on Tuesday, the novelist responded: "Theory correct," in a tweet that now has over 15,000 likes.
If you're thinking, 'Who on earth ever pronounced it Her-my-own in the first place?' then it may come as a surprise to learn that plenty of Potterheads were all saying it wrong for ages too.
"My 7 year old brain read it as Her-Me-Own!! It wasn't until I watched a Oprah interview that I understood I was saying it wrong all along," exclaimed one fan.
Echoing the above error, another added: "When my son first started reading Philosophers Stone he told me about Harry, Ron and Her-me-own. He was 10 and I explained how to pronounce the name."
JK Rowling regularly chats to her fans on Twitter about Harry Potter theories, and she recently confirmed her favourite theory during a Q&A.
Dumbledore as death. It's a beautiful theory and it fits. https://t.co/QqTQm2QnI0- J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) August 21, 2015
Tagging the story's creator on Twitter, one person quizzed: "@jk_rowling what's you favourite fan theory??"
The author replied back to them, revealing: "Dumbledore as death. It's a beautiful theory and it fits."
By the sounds of things, it doesn't look like she originally intended to make Hogwarts' headteacher represent death when she originally wrote the story, but on reflection, but it works perfectly in 'The Tale of the Three Brothers'.