J.K. Rowling reveals Harry Potter’s original name was Harry Batt

More details have emerged from J.K. Rowling’s recent talk at the Sheldonian Theatre at Oxford University. The author reportedly stated that instead of “Harry Potter,” her title character was initially named Harry Batt.

She also stated that the themes of death and morality will continue to play a major role in her future works.

The talk, which was part of a celebration of Exeter College’s 700th anniversary, was titled “Mortality and Morality.” It was previously reported that Jo spoke of how she enjoyed writing as a man for The Cuckoo’s Calling.

Are you glad that J.K. Rowling changed Harry’s last name to “Potter”?

  • TotalPotterhead101

    Thank goodness she had 2nd thoughts about that name.