I am aware that In Universe the name was chosen for specifically stated reasons, but, out of universe, did J.K. Rowling intend for Albus Severus Potter to have initials which spell ASP — the name of a venomous snake?

Was this a coincidence or was it a not-so-private joke playing on Harry being a Parseltongue or Albus' fear of being sorted into Slytherin?

Or was it foreshadowing for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child?

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    Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar. – chirlu Nov 7 '16 at 15:14
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    As opposed to Cedric Rubeus Albus Potter? – Valorum Nov 7 '16 at 15:15
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    @chirlu Occasionally a cigar is a Completely Independent Greatly Appreciated Reward. – Matt Gutting Nov 7 '16 at 15:56
  • I had considered that when compiling this answer, but decided it was too far fetched. – ibid Nov 7 '16 at 17:11

It is possibly just a coincidence but knowing how hints are made to future events and characters (for example the several references to Aberforth Dumbledore before we finally meet him in book seven/movie eight)it may be done on purpose. Also back in 2015 uk.businessinsider.com noticed this so it may be intended to be a reference to Albus's Hogwarts house.Unless in is confirmed by J.K herself we will never know.

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    This seems like idle guesswork. Do you have any evidence? – Valorum Jun 10 '18 at 18:09
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    @Valorum Sorry if this is a bad answer as I'm new and just trying to get used to answering questions.Hopefully in the future I will be able to back up this answer with some evidence – Hermione Granger Jun 10 '18 at 18:16
  • If you have a look at someone like @Bellatrix or Slytherincess , you'll see that their Harry Potter answers are always upvoted because they insist on backing up everything with quotes, book references, interviews and evidence. – Valorum Jun 10 '18 at 18:31
  • @Valorum I've changed my answer to hopefully make it better but if there are still other things I can do to make it better then please tell me so I can hopefully make this answer better. I am still working on how to put blockquotes in so when I work out how to put those in my answers will be MUCH better. In about 2-3 weeks I will be much better. This is only my second answer ever so I will be a lot better in the future. – Hermione Granger Jun 10 '18 at 18:40
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    @Valorum - Guesswork perhaps, but surely it's Not Nice to call it "idle." – Adamant Jun 10 '18 at 22:48

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