Sunday, July 22, 2007

One more random fact

I had a great-aunt Hermione. Really.

4 comments:

Julia said...

So I take it you knew how to pronounce that one before book 4? I was doing it completely wrong until JKR explained it simultaneously to me and Viktor Krum. :)

S. said...

Sure. But I'd heard it pronounced long before I'd seen it written down.

Genevieve said...

Awesome! Do you know if she was named for the Shakespearean character?

Not a very typical Jewish name, Hermione. My great-aunts had names like Edna, Reva, and Nettie.

S. said...

She was named for *her* aunt Hermione, so I always thought it was a Quaker name, since that's the Quaker branch of my family.

(Umm, if I felt comfortable putting my sister's name up in blogland you'd understand exactly how not-Jewish my family of origin is. I converted.)