Albus Severus Potter
|Name:||Albus Severus "Al" 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 be because there aren't many known next-gen characters that aren't related to Albus.
Reactions to the name "Albus Severus"
HP fandom's reactions to the fact that Harry named his son after Albus Dumbledore and Severus Snape are mixed to negative – see Epilogue? What Epilogue? for more about negative reactions to the epilogue of The Deathly Hallows. Fandom opinion on Dumbledore is mixed and opinion on Snape is largely negative.
Many criticize the name as making no sense of Harry's character. In the epilogue, Harry says of Snape, "One of them was a Slytherin and he was probably the bravest man I ever knew." Many question whether or not this is in character, as Snape tormented Harry for years when he was his student, and Harry only found out that Snape was on his side shortly before the man's death. There is part of further mixed opinion about whether or not the attempt to redeem Snape's character is convincing.
Because of widespread disagreement with this choice, You Were Named After became a popular meme that imagined other possible names. This includes examples of characters more deserving of Harry's respect, and examples of intentionally ridiculous names.
- 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
- We Had Found the Stars by gobstoneswithhector
- 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