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If I remember correctly, to be referred to as a pure-blood, all your grandparents must be magical. If you have one (or more) pure-blood grandparents and one (or more) Muggle grandparents, then you are a half-blood.

What I am wondering is this; two Muggle-borns marry and have children. Those children then have two magical parents, but four Muggle grandparents. What are these children considered? Muggle-born or half-blood?

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No specific name is ever mentioned.

There doesn’t seem to be any specific name that the pure-bloods use for the children of Mudbloods. When Yaxley, a Death Eater, refers to them, he calls them “brats of Mudbloods”.

“Mother to Maisie, Ellie and Alfred Cattermole?’ Mrs Cattermole sobbed harder than ever.

‘They’re frightened, they think I might not come home –’

‘Spare us,’ spat Yaxley. ‘The brats of Mudbloods do not stir our sympathies.”
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 13 (The Muggle-born Registration Commission)

This implies that there’s no specific name for them, otherwise it’s likely Yaxley would use that name if it existed.

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    This does seem to be the closest to "official" there is, I guess – Anju Maaka Jun 28 at 12:30
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    In your quote, Reg Cattermole is not a Muggle-born... He was only referring to Mrs. Cattermole when saying "the brats of M******ds." – voldemortswrath--inp.repl.co Jun 28 at 14:26
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As far as we know there is no special term for this type of children. Or their children. They will likely be called "Mudbloods" or "Half-Bloods" by Death Eaters unless they want their allegiance for some reason and "unpure" and the like by others with a slightly racist mind. Most likely everyday wizards will simply not consider them an honourful wizard family with a long family history like others, and just consider them "normal" unspecial wizards.

For the Half-Blood categorisation see also What is the blood status of a person born to a half-blood and pure-blood?

  • Well, I guess so. Mainly I was just curious about what to call them, as they are the only group which doesn't have a clear label according to the system in the books. – Anju Maaka Jun 28 at 10:30
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In Chapter Seven of Chamber of Secrets we have the following statement:

“It’s about the most insulting thing he could think of,” gasped Ron, coming back up. “Mudblood’s a really foul name for someone who is Muggle-born — you know, non-magic parents.

Given that Ron defines a Mudblood as someone with non-magic parents, the implication would be that non-magic grandparents do not make someone a Mudblood.

On the other hand, the underlying idea of blood-status is that some people diluted their pure wizard blood with Muggle blood. If your blood is merely diluted then you’re a Half-Blood, but if you’re blood is entirely Muggle then you’re a Mudblood. If all four of your grandparents are Muggles then your parents likely had no wizard blood. If that’s the case then (particularly in the last book where Muggle-Borns are thought to have stolen magic from wizards) the fact that your parents are wizards wouldn’t purify your blood. It would stand to reason, then, that you’d still be a Mudblood.

Of course, neither of these arguments are definitive.

  • If your parents are Muggles, then your grandparents must be Muggles, too. Or does genetics not work in the Potterverse like ours does? – RonJohn Jun 30 at 0:26
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Rowling has stated that she based the Death Eaters’ hang-ups about blood purity based on grandparents directly on Nazi propaganda about Jews. For example, the Death Eaters’ concept of Half-Bloods corresponds to Mischlinge in the Nuremburg laws.

If the analogy is between Muggles and Jews, the closest real world analogue to the child of two Muggle-borns would be the child of ethnic Jews whose families converted to Christianity. In Nazi (and Death-Eater) propaganda, this makes no difference. Those people are still racially inferior. That ideology made a point of not having a different term for them suggesting they were different—if anything, they were seen as presenting a special danger of marrying into the Master Race and making it impure.

If you are instead looking for a neutral, socially-acceptable term, I would suggest second-generation.

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Well, in the movies there are only three terms mentioned:

  • Mudblood for a mixed child of wizard and Muggle (like Hermione)

  • Pure-blooded for children of wizards (Weasley)

  • Squib for born in the wizard but not a wizard (Filch)

But there is no such description given in movies for Muggle parents (Dursley)

  • The question is asking what would a child with two Muggle born parents be called but your answering what would a child of two muggles be called. – TheLethalCarrot Jun 29 at 16:16
  • I've only seen movies and its not there... I don't know... – Sohil Ahmed Jun 30 at 17:46

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