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Real-life Harry Potter laments name

By T.K. Randall
October 24, 2009 · Comment icon 33 comments

Image Credit: Warner Bros.
A 20-year-old Briton who shares the name of the fictional boy wizard Harry Potter and who even has a scar on his forehead after running in to a lamp post at age 15 has stated that JK Rowling's books have made his life more difficult.
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."


Source: UPI | Comments (33)




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Comment icon #24 Posted by _Libby 15 years ago
I wonder if that's commonplace with all Harry Potters? Comes with the name, unfortunately. Is scientifically proven fact. *serious nod*
Comment icon #25 Posted by Bill Hill 15 years ago
I actually met a guy called Harry Potter, I said to him " Hey mate, Harry potter? ha ha do you like do spells in made up latin like.. disappearus Invisabderati... and...." His reaction was "**** OFF!!! :angry2: **** OFF I'LL KILL YOU I'LL KILL YOU!" what a miserable git.
Comment icon #26 Posted by _Libby 15 years ago
I actually met a guy called Harry Potter, I said to him " Hey mate, Harry potter? ha ha do you like do spells in made up latin like.. disappearus Invisabderati... and...." His reaction was "**** OFF!!! :angry2: **** OFF I'LL KILL YOU I'LL KILL YOU!" what a miserable git. If they're not going to get it legally changed, they should at least suck it up and take the flak with good humour.
Comment icon #27 Posted by Ebonykrow 15 years ago
Agreed. Otherwise, anyone is at liberty to mock. Or at least freak out.
Comment icon #28 Posted by danielost 15 years ago
i met dennis mitchal once. he had a friend mr willson. didn't meet mr willson tho
Comment icon #29 Posted by Archer1945 15 years ago
Considering this story appeared in The Sun, I have to wonder how factual it is. I suspect the name "Harry Potter" is probably quite common since both 'Harry' and 'Potter' are not unusual names.
Comment icon #30 Posted by Hurrikane 15 years ago
Dear Mr. Harry Potter, You have a really cool name. If you hated the attention then you wouldn't have allowed the interview with the paper as it would just bring about more attention to your name. Personally, I'd love to be able to say my name was Harry Potter and then pull out a wooden spoon and pretend it was a wand all of a sudden. Just be glad your name isn't Draco Malfoy. If you didn't like the attention you probably wouldn't have ran into a lamp post. Sincerely, Hurrikane
Comment icon #31 Posted by Cristina1 15 years ago
I'm sure if there were a "REAL" Harry Potter the book was written after, Rowling would change the names up a bit. Rowling stole Harry Potter image along with theme from maybe not so well known film called: "Young Sherlock Holmes" (1985) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090357/ you have to see it to believe it.
Comment icon #32 Posted by Crow Woman 15 years ago
I wonder what this Harry Potter dude looks like? Probably not like Rowling's Harry Potter, but I would love to see that scar on his forehead. I am just curious like that.
Comment icon #33 Posted by The Unseen 14 years ago
I hate harry potter.Who cares whos name is the same as that little B.


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