Tagged: wizarding etymology


Horace Slughorn’s Slippery Name

Originally, I thought “Slughorn” was just a disgusting name, reminiscent of all the other “slug” images in the books, from Ron Weasley throwing up slugs in Book Two to the “busted slug” crushed by Kevin’s mother at the Quidditch World Cup in Book Four. But as is often the case with J.K. Rowling’s names, there is a lot more to it than that.