Harry named his kids after six people:

  • James (Potter)
  • Sirius (Black)
  • Lily (Evans)
  • Luna (Lovegood)
  • Albus (P.W.B. Dumbledore)
  • Severus (Snape)

With the exception of Luna, all the other figures were people who had died.
(Luna is known to have survived from the family tree in J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life and from the 2014 QWC articles.)

J.K. Rowling has previously described Harry's choice as "perpetuat[ing] the names of [those] who had nobody in their families to do so."

So why did he name a kid after Luna if she didn't die?

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  • @SQB - Hmm, not sure. It is a very similar question, but none of the many answers posted there would satisfactorily answer this one.
    – ibid
    Jan 2, 2017 at 9:22
  • Hm, I see it's already been closed as a duplicate. May I advise to include a reference to the other question, explaining why you don't feel it answers your question? Although you probably know the drill.
    – SQB
    Jan 2, 2017 at 12:09


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