Trivia: Hermione's middle name appears in Dumbledore's will as "Jean." According to J.K. Rowling, her middle name was supposed to be "Jane," but in a subsequent interview, Rowling commented that she changed it because she did not want Hermione to share her middle name with Dolores Umbridge.

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Trivia: Because the difficulty of translating "Deathly Hallows" to other languages, JK Rowling created an alternate title for the translations: "Harry Potter and the Relics of Death".

Trivia: J. K. Rowling considered two alternate titles for this book: "Harry Potter and the Elder Wand," and "Harry Potter and the Peverell Quest."

Trivia: In the Norwegian translation, the name of the chapter "The Flaw in The Plan" has been translated in a way that creates a double meaning, one hinting to the fact that the Elder Wand has an important role in the chapter. The chapter title has been translated to "Streken i regningen", which means something like "The line in the calculation" (A Norwegian expression that means the same as "The Flaw in The Plan"; a problem you haven't noticed). And the Elder Wand is symbolized by a line.

Factual error: Harry et al. are captured by Death Eaters in March (it's mentioned part way through chapter 22 that Ron was unable to find Potterwatch on the radio until one night in March; they are captured shortly after the program ends). Greyback and the other Snatchers take Harry and his friends to Malfoy Manor, and Narcissa states that, if this is indeed Harry Potter, her son, Draco, will recognize him. She says he is home on Easter break. However, this is 1998 (Harry turned 17 near the beginning of the book, which would've made it 1997, and this was the following March), and Easter was April 12th that year. Draco would still be at school.

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Question: At the end of the third chapter, Petunia hesitates as though she wants to say something to Harry before she leaves, but she apparently changes her mind. Has J.K. Rowling ever revealed what she almost said? (I know that the movie has a deleted scene where Petunia mentions Lily, but that may not be canon).

Answer: Rowling said she was going to wish him luck and acknowledge that her hatred of magic was based on jealousy.

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