The world is in a frenzy over the expected royal baby this weekend and no topic has people more excited than the possible name of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s second child. Even “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling is getting in on the fun, tweeting out her suggestions to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge early Friday morning.
The world famous author tweeted about the baby name mania, referencing the odds on which name will be chosen by Prince William and Kate Middleton and noting the potential coincidence in the baby’s possible birth date. See the tweet below:
I wonder what odds we'd get on the royal baby being born tomorrow and called Victoria?
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) May 1, 2015
Tomorrow in this case would by May 2, which avid “Harry Potter” fans will no doubt recognize as the date of the Battle of Hogwarts. The Battle of Hogwarts was the epic climax in the series’ final installment, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” in which the wizards and witches of Hogwarts finally defeated the dark Lord Voldemort and restored peace to the magical world. It would certainly delight fans of the books for the royal baby’s birth to fall on the big “Harry Potter” anniversary.
Furthermore, Victoria, the name Rowling singles out, means victory, which would further reinforce the Battle of Hogwarts tribute. Plus, Victoria should also remind diehard fans of Victoire Weasley, the daughter of Bill and Fleur Weasley in the books, who herself was named for the fictional battle’s anniversary.
Ironically, if the royal baby were named Victoria and born on May 2, it would also coincide with Victoria Secret’s “Bombshell Day,” the lingerie line’s May 2 launch of a new marketing campaign. However, Rowling was probably more concerned with the “Harry Potter” connections in her tweet.
In her career, Rowling has been moving past her “Harry Potter” days as of late. Her 2012 novel “The Casual Vacancy” was recently produced as a three-part miniseries by HBO and the BBC that premiered Wednesday on HBO.
As for the royal baby, the public will have to wait for the actual birth to hear the coveted name.