From Harry Potter: Is "Marvolo" a real name?
Or did J.K. Rowling just pull it out of her butt just to create the dramatic anagram moment in Chamber of Secrets?
- 1337starLv 79 years agoFavorite Answer
Marvolo is most likely a variation on Malvolio, a name with Latin origins meaning "ill will", as well as a fairly famous character from Shakespeare's Twelfth Night.
- 9 years ago
I think J.K Rowling planned like 4 books at once. So she probably planned it in the Early Time before she even started writing it.
- FinesseLv 69 years ago
I thought it was a moon or star or constellation name. That's where she got Merope and Bellatrix from.
- Anonymous9 years ago
Nope, it probably comes from the word marvel. She probably did pull it out of her butt to create the anagram.