J.K. Rowling Just Confirmed A MAJOR Theory About Hermione's Name

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Hayley Mitchelhill-Miller

19 September 2018

Hayley Mitchelhill-Miller

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Fans of the Harry Potter books might remember a strange moment from the fourth novel, Harry Potter and the Goblet Of Fire, where Viktor Krum had it pointed out to him that he was pronouncing Hermione Granger’s name wrong. 

He was told that it was not pronounced ‘Her-my-own’, but rather ‘Her-my-oh-knee’. 

Lovers of the films know exactly how to pronounce Hermione, but when the books first came out, well, people didn’t have much of a clue. 

Now, J.K. has confirmed the theory behind why this was put into the novel - she did it on purpose, because readers were all pronouncing Hermione’s name wrong!

Someone posed the theory on Twitter, saying, “Theory: @jk_rowling included that passage on how to pronounce Hermione's name in Goblet of Fire just to school all of us who were saying HER-MY-OWN like Viktor Krum.”

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J. K. Then replied to the tweet, confirming this was indeed why she included the passage in the book!

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Fans of the book have since posted to Twitter how they all used to do the exact same.

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