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PORTSMOUTH, England, October 21 (UPI) -- A Briton named Harry Potter said the fictional wizard who shares his name has made his life seem as if it were under the influence of a "bad spell."

Potter, 20, of Portsmouth, England, who bears a similar forehead scar to his fictional namesake due to running into a lamp post at age 15, said the series of books by J.K. Rowling and the films based on the novels have made his life more difficult, The Sun reported Wednesday.

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I wonder if somewhere there is a Lord Voldomort :)

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One post removed - You know who you are :rolleyes: - C'mon, this a family friendly forum, keep the content clean.

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I wonder if somewhere there is a Lord Voldomort :)

That would be a coincidence and a half!

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I think it's more ridiculous that he couldn't get a Facebook account in his own name. That's when I would start to make a fuss. Oh, how I would make a fuss. If someone ever takes my name and makes it into a character...

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I'd ask for royalties. :rolleyes:

There ain't no royalties to be had for having a certain name. If that was the case most writers would have to share with like 10.000 Joe Smiths.

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Poor guy, I remember the old days before caller ID and we would look people like that up in the phone book and prank call them. :P

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I feel sorry for the real Tom Marvolo Riddle.

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Hmm..poor guy...But this is absolutely coincidence?...I do doubt on his scar or that JK Rowlings

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There ain't no royalties to be had for having a certain name. If that was the case most writers would have to share with like 10.000 Joe Smiths.

I would find a way to capitalize off this LOL Maybe set up some book signings hehe maybe do some speaking engagments. All with a disclaimer that no refunds will be issued LOL

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I would find a way to capitalize off this LOL Maybe set up some book signings hehe maybe do some speaking engagments. All with a disclaimer that no refunds will be issued LOL

In tiny, itsy bity teeny writing, don't forget. :P

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There was a guy who lived down the road from us called Daniel Radcliffe. He signed one of my Harry Potter books, so when I told my friend I had Daniel Radcliffe's autograph, I wasn't lying!

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I like how he's essentially blaming JK Rowling for the hardships he must face. 'How DARE she use a name which happens to be the same as mine?! How insensitive can you get?! COW!'

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My name is Randy Taylor. If anyone remembers that show Home Improvement you can imagine the good times I had with that.

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My name is Randy Taylor. If anyone remembers that show Home Improvement you can imagine the good times I had with that.

:lol:

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Luckily I think I have one of those two names that wont get used together in a story...

but uh the scar and everything! Wicked!

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Unless his legal full name is Harry James Potter, he can avoid most inconveniences by saying Hello, my name is Harold, and not calling any attention to the HP thing. But nooo, we even walk into a lamp post, LOL.

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He could always go by his middle name, lots of people do that. Besides, "Harry" is such an old fashioned (and kind of gross sounding) name. If it were me, I'd be using my middle name anyway, fictional character or not. :P

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Harry...Harry Potter.....yeah, I would definately change my name. and that sux about the whole lamp thing, but if he's 20, and got the scar when he was 15 than the books had already been out for a few years, so that's just inconvenient. I'm sure if there were a "REAL" Harry Potter the book was written after, Rowling would change the names up a bit.

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If it bothers him that much, why doesn't he just get it changed? I think he must like the attention, it's clearly not bothering him THAT bad.

And he's not the only one. What makes him so special? :( Oh noooo it ruined his liiifeee. Yeah? Well it seems like a lot of other Harry Potters are using it to their advantage. Boo, he can't make a Facebook account. How will he ever manage.

http://www.abebooks.com/docs/harry-potter/biographies.shtml

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If it bothers him that much, why doesn't he just get it changed? I think he must like the attention, it's clearly not bothering him THAT bad.

Yeah... I think it must be annoying him, but then he thought about getting it changed, and then decided he would miss the attention.

Stop complaining already, Harry Potter!

(Never thought I'd type that! :w00t:)

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Stop complaining already, Harry Potter!

I wonder if that's commonplace with all Harry Potters? :lol:

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I wonder if that's commonplace with all Harry Potters? :lol:

Comes with the name, unfortunately. Is scientifically proven fact. *serious nod*

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