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WarlockWeeb

Vodka Popinski


AlathMasster

You mean Drunkinski


WarlockWeeb

TBH i think Popinski just sounds better. And it kinda sound similary with Popovich or Popov which is an actual Russian surname, which make it funier i think.


AlathMasster

Nah, but then it should be Soda Popinski And then maybe you join a boxing association and get pummeled by a 17 year old from the Bronx


WarlockWeeb

I know that the character is officially named either Soda Popinsky or Vodka drunkinsky. But i dont find drunkinsky as funny or catchy as Popinsky.


LucarioNN

#НА МОЕ ЗДОРОВЬЕ


Vylinful

Jaime Maria Gazpacho de la paella At your service


ZebrasFuckedMyWife

Lionel Che-Boludo del Mate Maradona, my pleasure.


MajespecterNekomata

María Xóchitl González del Río y Moctezuma, nice to meet you!


LaranjoPutasso

Juan Quijote Ponce de León. Para servirle


laalaauritaa

Maria Guadalupe Hernandez


C0Void

Siriusly Black


J0kerJ0nny

Good one.


Meloenbolletjeslepel

Somewhere in Africa?


GreaseKing420

A++


Broedels

Gerhard von Bierberg


Caffeemaschine

Das isses


SaphiraNinchen

Ahahaha das passt so gut einfach


TheSerpentLord

Vladimir von Dracula.


G-R-G

Oh you’re a vampire


IkeNotMikeLol

Romanian?


TheSerpentLord

Yep.


Moist-Success-8486

Ben Franklin Eagle Patriot


G-R-G

No no no “Ben Washington Franklin eagle guns of the patriots”


wessolus

r/AccidentalMetalGear


G-R-G

Kept you waiting huh


rhandy_mas

And his cousin Jackie Kennedy Freedom Yankee


nyykkis

Nokia Suomi


MaxiCrowley

Hans Wurst.


love_peace_books

Padma and Parvati are already my ethnicity i guess.


HellhoundsAteMyBaby

Technically me too but I’m less of a “Patil” which I’m assuming is Gujarati and more of a “Balasubramaniamiyengariyerhowmanymorewordscanfitinthisnamebeforepeoplestopreading” ...if you catch my drift about which region I’m from


love_peace_books

Accio dosai! Lol


HellhoundsAteMyBaby

Make mine extra crispy! Lol


love_peace_books

Roger that. Two per dosai coming up!


adityaeleven

Patil is marathi (Maharashtrian). Patel is Gujrati.


HellhoundsAteMyBaby

Ahh I see! I wrongly assumed JKR just meant “Patel” Shame on me, I was born in Jabalpur, Maharashtra and should have known that, even if it isn’t my mother-tongue region. Thanks for the explanation!


Ok_Truth_862

South Indian?


HellhoundsAteMyBaby

Haha yep! Good one, Goyle! (Referring to your flair, not calling you Goyle lol)


fishchop

Patil is Maharashtrian! But yeah, as an Indian, we are already represented I guess. Would defs redo the Yule Ball outfits though lol


Hermione-1989

‘Patil’ is Marathi, not Gujarati. If the twins were portrayed to be Gujarati Indian, then they’d be called ‘Patel’ which is not so far form ‘Patil’. But I get the point.


HMR2004

SOuth india, tamil probably


kalechipsbishhhh

Mario Ferrari


Jim_hallpert

Angelo Pizza


Doc-Wulff

Let's see I'm Mexican-German.... "Hilda don Hidalgo"


joelekane

Cowboy Yehaw


jmoll333

Your Patronus is a Bald Eagle carrying a shot gun


OddConsideration4349

Cho is actually a name and Chang is actually a surname. Considering in the 90s anyone who wasn’t white didn’t exist in most British literature, giving harry a south East Asian girlfriend and not making a fuss of her ethnicity was actually a positive thing (imo).


H_ell_a

https://www.reddit.com/r/harrypotter/comments/k911hf/unpopular_opinion_as_a_chinese_girl_cho_chang/ i really wanted to look into this from the perspective of someone coming from China and it seems that the fandom has extremely overblown the “stereotypical naming” problem. Also, people keep forgetting the time when those books were written wasn’t yesterday but 20 plus years ago (although, considering how things are going nowadays in the so called developed countries I wouldn’t be surprised if “worse” was done in today’s media)


Shortbread__Creams

And weren’t the patil twins indian?


Pods_MagicRod

Indian heritage, they're still British! Same for Cho Chang she was born in Scotland and her mother works for the British ministry of magic.


NilsSanesson

Wasn't she irish? I know the actress was Scottish. But i always thought that was a thing the movies tweeked. I might just have gotten that on the wrong foot. does not change the bigger point though.


Pods_MagicRod

The books offer little to no information on Cho's life the only two bits of information we get is the her mother works for the Ministry and that she supports the Tutshill Tornados after Ron accused her of jumping on the band wagon Cho repliedI have supported them all my life implying she lives near Tutshill (Gloucestershire, South West England) I remember that coz it's like 40min drive form Tutshill. Ron lives in Devon and supports The Chudley Canons( Chudley is in Devon).


PurpleDanielle03

No I think you might be right about that


OddConsideration4349

Assumed to be. Yep, you can be British but have Indian heritage and an Indian name. Very common over here. Again, my Indian friend was happy to have her culture actually be represented in a book lol.


Glittering-Plate-535

I think the UK is just better at integrating foreigners. In the US, the great grandkids of immigrants will still be referred to as ‘Italian’ or ‘Irish’ (that happens a *lot*), whereas in the UK it’s like “Okay, you were born in London, you’re British.” Obviously racism is a huge problem everywhere, but most of us are preoccupied with where an individual’s ancestors came from rather than the individual themselves.


kmjulian

I think that has more to do with the relative newness of the USA. European countries have hundreds or thousands of years of history, whereas most people the US don’t have lineage further than a few generations. There are people that are bigoted about it, but for most it’s just a curiosity of familial history.


LaPapillionne

Germans definitely do the "where are you really from" game when your skin is slightly darker than average or your name sounds a bit infamiliar. So I wouldn't say it's a European thing


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Giyuisdepression

yes they were


TropicalRogue

The girl named Padma Patil? Nah, pretty sure she's Lithuanian


that-indian-chick

parvati is 100% a Korean name, lol


TropicalRogue

See, now I disagree - Parvati is straight up a Texas outlaw country name. Pretty sure the twins must have had different fathers.


joelcosta94i

True. I assume the post is just a meme, but people who are offended by the Cho thing, that's kinda weird. We can't just blatantly use today's standards for something written that long ago. It's the same thing with gay Dumbledore. Back then, in 2007, revealing that a crucial character of a popular series that was intended for children was gay and not make a fuss about it was nice. Nowadays that gays are generally accepted in the West, I would call it baiting, but back then the standards were different. Whatever one thinks of her views today, in particular about trans people, the way she casually dropped that in an answer to a kid's question was actually great for that time.


albus-dumbledore-bot

I particularly enjoyed your description of me as an obsolete dingbat.


PrinceBBGuy

But that nuanced and accurate narrative doesn’t provide people on the Internet with an easy vehicle for faux outrage or the ability to hold, for even an instant, the smug notion that they are more insightful and intelligent than one of the most successful women in the history of civilization. You racist.


GameTheoriz

Happy cake day!


Pods_MagicRod

Cho Chang is Scottish m8.


OddConsideration4349

I’m talking about the books. The films do whatever the want.


Jake_D_Dogg

Since when is she southeast asian


[deleted]

why are people downvoting you? China's in East asia, not south east


Jake_D_Dogg

Wow yeah weird


OddConsideration4349

Closer to south east than south (which is where India is) just look at a map 🤦🏽‍♀️


[deleted]

do you not know the difference between east and south?? plus, I never said that china's in the south??


OddConsideration4349

Apologies I misread and thought you’d put south! We don’t know she is from China she could be east or southeast’s


WildFlemima

Is it ever stated in the books which part of Asia? I don't remember her talking about it out loud and if Harry narrated it internally he could always have been mistaken


OddConsideration4349

Nope! And that’s the whole point. It’s not a big deal but she had a mixed heritage background with the two names and dark hair so it’s assumed.


Limeila

Her heritage/ethnicity/whatever you wanna call it is never mentioned at all. It's just assumed from her name. Her physical description just says she is very pretty and has long smooth black hair.


Kkaff

Gonzalo González


aiiaio

Franz Falco Edelweiß


keyson5

Australia


BigPappaFrank

Johnny McYankeeGuns


TheForgottenAdvocate

If she gave Cho a regular British name she'd get in trouble for erasing culture or something


the_ricktacular_mort

Also people seem to forget, not everything is made in service of movies. Goblet of Fire, where Cho is introduced, came out a year before the first Harry Potter movie. JK Rowling wanted to add some diversity to her story without making it clunky or too racially focused. The "ethnic" line she defines is between muggles and wizards, and adding race on top of that would add unnecessary complexity and end up distracting from the point. Like how else exactly is she supposed to make this work? Is Cho supposed to give some long winded speech about how although her name is Emily Smith, she's actually Asian? Is Draco supposed to be like "yo Harry, why are you dating outside of your race"? This is all just part of the Rowling backlash over her completely unrelated opinions.


thatmusicguy13

Cho is introduced in Prisoner of Azkaban


Hvatum

Pansy actually comments on Angelika's dreadlocks, or something like that.


Limeila

They're braids. And Angelina is described as black before that scene.


they_are_out_there

Dean Thomas is also black and had a relationship with Ginny Weasley. No biggie in the storyline which was cool.


Denizilla

Angelina’s*


indianafilms

I don’t get your point. Adding race wouldn’t add complexity if the issue is bloodline and not race. Angelica, Lee and Kingsley are all black wizards. Hell even Blaise is a Slytherin and has no issue fitting in.


the_ricktacular_mort

Yeah my point is that in Harry Potter, race doesn't really matter. Black, white, and asian wizards and witches are all treated the same The problem is that there's no good way to indicate Cho's race/ethnicity without turning it into a plot point. If you change Cho's name to Emily Smith, how do you let the reader know she's asian. Unlike darker skin tones, there's no good language for getting it across. Try it in your head, it sounds like you're either fetishizing or being racist. I mean JK could have gone into Cho's family history, but that would be distracting and would bring the momentum to a halt. So the only other way to get it across would be to turn her race into a plot point. What I was saying is that doing so would be a distraction from the main point of contention: bloodlines. The pureblood supremacists are an allegorical stand in for real world race/class bias, and adding a layer of real world racism on top of that would dilute the power of the narrative.


three_oneFour

The only way possible I see to casually bring up "Emily Smith's" race would be to manufacture a moment where people are talking about their parents or grandparents (already a bit of a touchy subject with Harry) and then Emily says something like, "Oh, when my grandma moved to Scotland from Thailand..." or wherever. But at that point, readers probably would have already had a mental image of Emily that would probably have needed to change, which I'm pretty sure is not the best literary practice. Naming her Cho makes it immediate and fast without needing to introduce her in an oddly manufactured context


the_ricktacular_mort

Moments like that also tend to bring the narrative flow to a screeching halt. The one place I imagine it making any sense would be the quidditch world cup with her grandparents visiting from China or wherever they're from, but it would still be a distraction from the world building and establishing of Amos Diggory, Barty Crouch sr., and of course Winky, all of whom have more relevance to the the goblet of fire storyline.


indianafilms

Ah I see! I completely agree with you. I get people’s discomfort at a white author calling poc by cultural names that seem ‘stereotypical’ but tbh, those are actually peoples names lol I’ve read a lot of JK’s books and she always picks sensible cultural names that aren’t stereotypes. It’s only stereotypical if she made it up eg Damarcus Adeola is silly because one is patois and the other is Nigerian (I’m gonna go with Yoruba and I’m pretty sure it’s a first name)😭 JK actually does a lot of research tbh so I feel like it’s just another way for ppl to pick on her for no reason.


the_ricktacular_mort

Yeah she put a lot of thought into her naming (both people and spells/magical lore).


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I think Rowling has pushed back against the idea that men can be women and women can be men. Suddenly that makes her the go-to example of a racist, homophobic white supremacist, I guess


Reign_Does_Things

Or she could just take 10 minutes to actually study Asian names instead of naming her two surnames from different countries


DerButz

>JK Rowling wanted to add some diversity to her story without making it clunky or too racially focused. ...so why didn't she just look up how chinese names work?


GunstarHeroine

I don't know if anyone here was around in the book fandom when the movies were coming out, but there was a huge fuss when Cho Chang was cast as an Asian girl. People were swearing up and down that they "never saw her as Asian", "always pictured her as a blonde", and "well she still COULD be blonde, she might have been adopted?" A character called _Cho Chang._ So I can imagine the erasure if she hadn't even had a stereotypical name. We think fandom is a shitshow now, but _man_.


indianafilms

That’s what I agree with. I don’t think it’s wrong to give them cultural names at all. But apparently Cho and Chang are surnames.


kmjulian

Is using surnames as given names not a thing in Asian languages? In English, surnames like Jackson, Anderson, Jones, Smith, Douglas, etc. are all fairly common given names.


indianafilms

Oh true but idk if that’s the same in Asia I can’t be sure on that


Reign_Does_Things

And one is Chinese while the other is Korean


PrinceBBGuy

Exactly. There’s no winning.


AlleywayGum

Godrune Thorspear, nicknamed Rune, pronounced Ru-Ne.


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Adeum1

Cumboy fentanyl


sabyte

Yeah i like him in doctor strange


Sowna

LMFAO thank you for making me laugh


Doc-Wulff

New Jersey?


AtomLao

Poland?


JohnnyMeggett

Its a me a mario!


Educational_Cup_1958

Mario La Pizza


Occasionaljedi

G’day it’s Davo from bloody Wagga-Wagga and I have a magic wand that is fucking useless. Can’t summon up a bloody beer!


Giyuisdepression

Australian stereotype: thinks Aussies are crazy people who are fighting crocodiles and snakes every day Real Australians: Fighting massive bushfires, floods and droughts. ​ but honestly that joke you made was hilarious


TeutonicRagnar

What do you want mate? Got a slab of VB and Carlton in the cool room.


Particular-Treat-158

I bet your wand is shaped like a boomerang as well.


AidaSwift

Hello im Lego Ryg


LokearPlayz

Danish?


AleksasKoval

I'm white in Europe, sooooo I'm just going to assume Nationality is a factor: Mantas Petraitis


K1ng_Arthur_IV

Whitey McWhiteface


Cojimoto

Adolf Schnitzelberger


sokyuku

Abdul the destroyer


dishsoapandclorox

Jose Garcia and the flying taco


NuttelaFox

Charlie Kingbeer


Merry_Xmas2412

Maple Beaver tabarnak


Beginning_Disk1539

Harry Potter


alexpappers

Ioannis Ioannou


frinkelfrank

Rajesh


Limeila

Fleur Delacour.


WeirdDragon5555

Germann Schnitzel, whose most noticable trait is the moustache in form of a square.


weiland123

Cheese Weed Tulip


brodietop

Cheesy mcwindmillhead*


TheSassyDuchess

Weedna Gan Vogh


Kwartel-Joris

Bedoel je Frits Kaas van Wietulp?


mimiiarr

Hummus McWarcrimes


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Abraham Goldberg


markrichtsspraytan

"Everyone else in Gryffindor had traveled home for Christmas, except for Abraham Goldberg. He sat a few seats down from Harry and Ron in the Great Hall, looking unamused at the festive ham that had been set out for them."


[deleted]

Let's be honest. She'd just make me another goblin


Delbo380

Captain McDonald’s


Creepypastanerd

Dave Guns.


Marton_Kolcsei

Kovács József


Chaoticauntfriend

Sean O’Connor


romeoartiglia

Mario Rossi


Dillro0909

I'm Drunky McAlcoholic


Dillro0909

I know that there is already an Irish character but I don't care


Benhavis

Pepe Paella del Torrero


Fangsong_37

I am a white dude from Indiana. Obviously, it would be Bob Corn.


JimmySexPants

Gary mcstraightwhiteman


katatoe69

Cletus Jenkins


MericArda

Jan van dam


pigeonboy94

Haggis MacSporran


Unusual-Knee-1612

Ravioli Jägerschnitzel


[deleted]

Martina Martinez


Animala144

Whitey McPlainflour


Rafromone

Haggis McHaggisface


RayneMizery

I'm mostly English with Irish and Welch from my mothers side and Scottish and a seasoning of Italian from my fathers side. I'm William O'Brien Aron Miller Romano! Extra house points to the witch, wizard or muggle to correctly guess which ones are real last names in my family tree.


fed3-d

Ravioli T. K. Moustache


sunday_overnight

I'm Respect My Opinion Pinklawan


Sandmsounds

Vanilla Vandercork


TankJango

Hector


WeakJeweler4083

Chewbacca


Tk232_fortnite_MC

John Smith


abcd_z

You're from Gallifrey?


Tk232_fortnite_MC

Wibbly wobbly times wimey.


abcd_z

War Doctor: Timey what? Timey *wimey*? Tenth Doctor: I've- I've *no* idea where he picks that stuff up.


Salt-Truck-7882

Goblin Nosestein


Moon_sugarrr

Agnieszka Piwowarowa


SkydiverTilt

America…but sorry Marvel already got that one; just missed it!


Plastic-Ad-1553

Risotto Raclette


PM_Your_Wololo

Guido Pizzeria


WoodpeckerSignal9947

Zuzanna Zofia Kowalewicz


AP7497

Patil fits the region of India my family traces their cultural and linguistic heritage to. I’m pretty sure we have some relatives with the last name Patil.


CircaSid

Sumting Wong


moonrisequeendom_

Sinead O’Potato


eszther02

This is so funny, I've translated it, and it was something like Fazakas Imre. But it probably doesn't sound so funny in English. Oh btw it's Hungarian


MTS2021

*Sigh* As a person who, according to Ancestry.com, and whose ancestry I traced. She already made it. The whole series. Even based it in another country of my ethnicity. But for names.. I’ll take do my 10th great grandfather. Daniel York.


CalmingScreech

Cedric Niggory


xX_Kr0n05_Xx

I am Jean-François LeMonarque Wait fuck that could actually be a french name goddamit why are we like this


flowerycurtains

Morag McBagpipes


QF_25-Pounder

John Patriotman


Kyliems1010

Anthony Goldstein


kundibert

Adolf Ostwald


thedankknight1048

JK Rowling did so much for inclusion and diversity with the Harry Potter series, and her legacy will be just that.


Berty_Qwerty

Whoa there cowboy


PrinceBBGuy

Ooh! Quick to check that diversion from the narrative, aren’t we? Does it even matter that it’s true? Or does woke shrieking just overrule everything now?


distant_thunder_89

Buongiorno y'all, I'm Guido Gesti.


love_peace_books

Krishnamurthi the Indian charms prodigy. Bloke figures out how to harness the power of nature and finds the connection between magic and earth.


somboom

Basil whomp Australia.


S00na-M00na

Mohamed isla


BxingBulldog

Whitebob Whitepants


Athena_The_Funny

The most basic female Slavic names like Masha or Natasha


Moon_sugarrr

And Romanoff as a surname! Wait, that’s Black Widow territory


SyTxExE

HALLO I AM SRI RAJ PAL PATIL VERY NICING TO MEET YOU


021Fireball

*looks at own rapidly fading hands* ah shit


Mr_sri

Rood Shitto


Omidzu

Noporkus Bombus


ThemasterofZ

Shpetim Nikprelaj