Totally about to rant
And before anyone is all, "But Snape died and blah blah"
What's his daughter's middle name? Because I guarantee you it's not someone who assumed once Harry and James were dead he'd have Lily (that's some fboi craziness right there) like a certain professor Snape. (Her middle name is Luna, in case you actually did not remember. And she isn't dead)
I get naming a kid after Dumbledore, Lily, and James. That makes all the sense. I take a bit of issue with Sirius, but I will get into that in a bit.
Snape was a bully. He wanted to hurt Harry because, in his mind, it is Harry's fault Lily died. At the same time he wanted to protect him because of how much he loved Lily. So Harry basically named his kid after the guy who wanted to bone his mom. Which reminds me of another comic I have read.
Except what about the EVERYTHING Hagrid has ever done for you? Yeah, he is a bit extreme when it comes to animals. But at least he wasn't a DEATH EATER or called Harry's mom a MUDBLOOD or knew their was a plot to kill Harry but did nothing to stop it, and ultimately helped kill both of Harry's parents. Because apparently that is cool and forgivable because Snape still loves Lily.
And I went on a rant about how much Snape sucks again.
Okay, so the one thing Snape had over Hagrid was teaching. Hagrid was an awful teacher. But you didn't see Harry naming his daughter Minerva (although he should. Because she is awesome), so I doubt that had any influence on the naming. But Hagrid helped Harry way more than he should, at the expensive of himself and his job.
My husband brought up that he could have even given Lily the middle name Ruby. Think how much Hagrid would have blubbered with happiness over that!
The half giant really got shafted way too often. And it makes me so frustrated.
I feel I should add that I really do not mind the daughter being named after Luna. I have no issue with her. She is awesome.
And since I mentioned Sirius, I am going to say my bit about him too. Look, I liked him. But he was a shit father figure. I get why. And it wasn't his fault. He was locked in Azkaban for 12 years, right at the cusp of adulthood, so he never really grew up. And a good part of his mind went insane. It is sad. And I am sorry it happened to him.
But what about Lupin? Who was actually there and sane? And taught him useful things?! He is another character way too overlooked.
Which brings me to a big key point. Notice anything about the two overlooked characters?
Both are not fully human. So, that is something right there that really sticks out for me. Name the kids after the crazy people but not the ones who were ACTUALLY LEGIT THERE FOR YOU. Because that isn't some pure wizard bullshit or anything.
I swear, Hermione is the only sensible one of that bunch.