Albus Severus Potter

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Character
Name: Albus Severus Potter
Occupation: wizard, student
Title/Rank: Slytherin
Location: Hogwarts (Britain)
Status: half-blood; alive
Relationships: Harry Potter (father)
Ginny Weasley (mother)
James Sirius Potter (brother)
Lily Luna Potter (sister)
Weasley clan (various aunts/uncles and cousins)
Fandom: Harry Potter
Other: born c. 2006
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Albus Severus Potter is the youngest son of Harry Potter and Ginny Weasley. He appears in the epilogue of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and again as a main character in the play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

In fandom, Albus is often referred to by both his first and middle names even though his is only ever called "Albus" or "Al" in canon. This is usually done to distinguish him from his namesake, Albus Dumbledore, and to create clever acronyms.

Pairings

Albus Severus/Scorpius is by far the most popular ship involving Albus, and probably the most popular nextgen ship in general. It is often seen as the next-gen version of the Harry/Draco ship.

Albus Severus/Rose is also a somewhat common pairing, and is sometimes seen as the next-gen equivalent of Harry/Hermione.

Meme

Due to the HP fandom’s mixed feelings about Dumbledore and Snape, Harry's “two bravest men I knew” for whom Albus Severus is named, a popular meme on Tumblr involves giving Albus a different name – sometimes serious, sometimes ridiculous – that the fan thinks would be more fitting.

For example:

Remus Dobby Potter, you were named after the two people who actually gave a shit about my well being. One of them was a house elf and I’d much rather see you become that than a fucking Slytherin. Don’t come back unless you’re wearing red and gold you little shit.”[1]
“harry james potter,” harry said, “you were named after the bravest man i ever knew. it was me. i’m awesome.”[2]
Hedwig Buckbeak Potter, you were named after some hella winged animals hella rad high five son[3]
Remus Arthur Potter, you were named after two men who looked out for my safety and cared about my well-being out of altruism and decency rather than because I was a tool for them to use or because I was someone’s son.[4]

The meme seems to have begun in 2013. For collections, see Tumblr user oaktreehideaway’s masterpost of “names for Harry’s middle child” and Memearchives' tag.

Albus-centric Fanworks

Examples Wanted: Editors are encouraged to add more examples or a wider variety of examples.

References

  1. Tumblr post by maudsmuggers, preserved in a reblog
  2. Tumblr post by eliotss, preserved in a reblog
  3. casdcan, 15 June 2014 Tumblr post
  4. Tumblr post by wiseyoungravenclaw