You Were Named After
|Synonyms:||Albus Severus Potter, two bravest men I knew|
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You Were Named After, or the Albus Severus Potter meme, is meme based on the epilogue of the Deathly Hallows, particularly the part where Harry Potter explains to his son Albus Severus why he was named such:
The meme often rewords this quote to "You were named after two of the bravest men I ever knew." Due to the HP fandom’s mixed feelings about Dumbledore and Snape, a popular meme on Tumblr involves giving Albus a different name that the fan thinks would be more fitting. These are sometimes serious suggestions of HP characters more worthy of Harry's respect, and are sometimes intentionally ridiculous to mock J.K. Rowling's choice.
The meme seems to have begun in 2013, but discussion about the name has been ongoing since the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in July 2007. See Reactions to the name "Albus Severus" for more on HP fandom's opinions of the name.
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“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.
- You were named after two of the bravest men I ever knew. Vine by ProZD - "Goku Naruto."
- maudsmuggers. "Tumblr post".
- eliotss. "Tumblr post".
- casdcan, 15 June 2014 Tumblr post
- wiseyoungravenclaw. "Tumblr post".
- argumate, March 10, 2016 Tumblr post
- Tumblr post by brainstatic, published November 30, 2014 (Accessed February 16, 2020).
- terriamon. "you were named after two of the bravest men i ever knew".
- siriusplack. "troy bolton chad danforth potter".
- Tumblr post by assholedisney, published October 7, 2014 (Accessed February 16, 2020).
- Tumblr post by maisie williams, published July 4, 2015 (Accessed February 16, 2020).