Albus Severus Potter
|Name:||Albus Severus Potter|
|Relationships:|| Harry Potter (father)|
Ginny Weasley (mother)
James Sirius Potter (brother)
Lily Luna Potter (sister)
Weasley clan (various aunts/uncles and cousins)
|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.
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.
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.
“harry james potter,” harry said, “you were named after the bravest man i ever knew. it was me. i’m awesome.”
A related meme involved people giving humorous examples of what they would name their own children, usually using the names of fictional characters.
- Can't Help Falling in Love With you by halfbloodwitch
- Raindrops on Roses by backinyourbox and Miss Saigon (backinyourbox)
- In which Scorpius Malfoy and Albus Potter come out by Ravenclaw_Scientist
- all the whispers of the possible become clear by written_notes
- Albus Potter and the Global Revelation by NoahPhantom
- Albus by Hillary CW (Gen fanart)
- Albus Severus Potter by ichan-desu
- Albus by StressedJenny
- Naming Albus Severus by julvett
- Albus Severus Study Expression by Minos336
Archives & Fannish Links
- maudsmuggers. "Tumblr post".
- eliotss. "Tumblr post".
- casdcan, 15 June 2014 Tumblr post
- wiseyoungravenclaw. "Tumblr post".
- argumate, http://memearchives.tumblr.com/post/143080128118/argumate-wingardium-leviosa-potter-you-were March 10, 2016 Tumblr post]
- terriamon. "you were named after two of the bravest men i ever knew".
- siriusplack. "troy bolton chad danforth potter".