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Jo, Why On Earth Would You Name Dean Thomas Gary

GARY?!?!

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This is Dean Thomas.

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OR IS IT???

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Yes, it is. BUT IT ALMOST WASN'T.

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J.K. Rowling was doing wheelies around Twitter today – as is her way – when she saw this tweet, featuring one of her original illustrations from Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.

Gary @jk_rowling ?!!! Who is Gary?? What were his hopes, his dreams, his political affiliations? #imissgary

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This is when she casually revealed that at one point in time Dean Thomas was going to be called GARY.

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Yes. GARY.

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GARY!!

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And it turns out even she'd forgotten.

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Oh, Jo.

~*~*~*~*You learn something new every day.~*~*~*~*

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