I've noticed a few characters in the Harry Potter series who share their names with towns in England:
- Professor Flitwick; the Bedfordshire town of Flitwick
- Dawlish the Auror; the Devon town of Dawlish
- Albert Runcorn; the Cheshire town of Runcorn
Is there a list of all Harry Potter characters named after places?
Bonus question: has JK Rowling ever commented on why certain characters were named after places, or what about those places inspired her to use their names?