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Harry Potter actor Rupert Grint admits he named his daughter after character from Netflix show

Harry Potter actor Rupert Grint admits he named his daughter after character from Netflix show

An iconic character inspired his daughter's unusual name character

Celebrity names come in all different shapes and sizes - and even weird science style equations (thanks Elon Musk and Grimes).

Yet for one actor, he chose to look at the world of TV and film to inspire the name of his daughter when she was born in 2020.

Harry Potter actor Rupert Grint welcomed his first child with partner and Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging star Georgia Groome four years ago.

In 2022, Grint appeared on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon and was discussing fatherhood when he was quizzed over what inspired his daughter's name.

"Great name, by the way, Wednesday!" Fallon said, before asking: "Why Wednesday?"

Yep, the star's daughter is named after Wednesday Addams from The Addams Family and the name Wednesday saw a resurgence after Jenna Ortega's Wednesday Addams from Netflix's Wednesday, which sent the world into a frenzy when it was released in 2022.

Whilst he didn't want to admit it he did reveal that the bizarre family did play a part in choosing his daughter's name.


Grint said: "Well... I mean, I'm always hesitant to say The Addams Family! But yeah, it was kind of The Addams Family.

"Just always loved the name... it kind of memorable."

His little girl's full name is Wednesday G. Grint, which Fallon brought up to the actor as he revealed that another celebrity actor inspired the middle name.

Grint added: "Samuel L. Jackson kind of inspired that. Yeah we love the idea of, like, an initial like 'Samuel L. Jackson', 'Michael J. Fox', that kind of 'speaking the initials'.

"So she's Wednesday G. Grint."

Grint then went on to discuss fatherhood in more detail during his appearance on the popular US chat show, with him revealing how Wednesday has spent most of her life in America due to him filming his show Servant in Philadelphia.


The proud dad explained: "She does love Philly. She loves hoagies, she loves water ice. And I mean the big one is Target. She is obsessed with Target.

"She'd choose that over going to the park, or zoo. But she loves going to different Targets and seeing how the layout is kind of slightly different."

He added that his daughter doesn't want to go to the US store for toys, but a different shopping spree altogether.

Grint said: "Sometimes she doesn't buy anything, she just wants to kind of browse. The toy aisle is definitely a draw, but she's more into lip balm, to be fair."

Featured Image Credit: The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon/Instagram/@rupertgrint

Topics: Netflix, Harry Potter, Celebrity