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 he 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.

The lack of different pairings might come be because there aren't many known characters in the next-gen that aren't related to Albus.

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. The meme seems to have begun in 2013.

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]
Wingardium Leviosa Potter, you were named so that every time a teacher yells at you they’re going to make stuff fly around the room. Your mother wanted to call you Fred, but I thought this would be more true to his memory.[5]

For collections, see Tumblr user oaktreehideaway’s masterpost of “names for Harry’s middle child” and albus severus potter meme on memearchives.

A related meme involved people giving humorous examples of what they would name their own children, usually using the names of fictional characters.

you were named after two of the bravest men i ever knew

Naruto Naruto

[6]
troy bolton chad danforth potter you were named after the two raddest Wildcats i ever knew now take this basketball and get your head in the game [7]

Albus-centric Fanworks

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

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Communities

Archives & Fannish Links

References

  1. maudsmuggers. "Tumblr post". 
  2. eliotss. "Tumblr post". 
  3. casdcan, 15 June 2014 Tumblr post
  4. wiseyoungravenclaw. "Tumblr post". 
  5. argumate, http://memearchives.tumblr.com/post/143080128118/argumate-wingardium-leviosa-potter-you-were March 10, 2016 Tumblr post]
  6. terriamon. "you were named after two of the bravest men i ever knew". 
  7. siriusplack. "troy bolton chad danforth potter".