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Hermione Granger Almost Had A Totally Different Name In 'Harry Potter'

Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger.

By now, those three names are engraved into our minds so damn deep, there's no turning back.

Well, apparently it wasn't always going to be this way. It was recently revealed JK Rowling had other plans for Hermione's name.

Instead of Granger, Hermione's last name was almost Puckle. Hermione Puckle. Can you picture it?

The name Hermione reportedly comes from Shakespeare's "The Winter's Tale," in which Hermione is the brave and intelligent wife to King Leontes. It makes perfect sense why Rowling wanted her female lead to have the same name.

Yup, I'm cool with the name Hermione. But Puckle? Where did that come from? What's a Puckle, JK? I'm confused.

All I know is "Harry Potter" wouldn't be what it is today without Hermione Granger. That's a fact.

Citations: Hermione Granger Almost Named Puckle (Bustle)