JK Rowling just confirmed this Harry Potter theory about Hermione

And we feel like we’ve been hit by a confundus charm!

And we feel like we’ve been hit by a confundus charm!

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows may have come out over a decade ago, but that doesn’t mean that we’ve moved on from the wizarding world of Harry Potter.

In fact, us millennials are probably still as hooked as we were when the series was actually still going.

Too many of us own wands, chocolate frogs and clothes emblazoned with our Hogwarts House crest (we’re ALL Gryffindor, OK?) and we can all admit to having debated HP theories deep into the night.

No one knows this more than Harry Potter author JK Rowling, who despite deserving a long break from Pygmy Puffs and Quidditch, has found herself bombarded with fan theories on Twitter since the books came to an end.

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This week, the 53-year-old novelist took to her Twitter account to confirm a fan’s theory, and it’s all about our favourite leading lady, Hermione.

More specifically, it’s all about the pronunciation of ‘Hermione’, which if we’re honest, a lot of us got wrong to start with.

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The theory in question that was spreading the internet suggested that Rowling had included a conversation between Hermione and Viktor Krum where she spelt out her name phonetically, in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, in order for the author to let HP readers know how they should pronounce the protagonist’s name.

This was of course before any of the films had come out, so the author had to take measures into her own hands.

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‘Theory: @jk_rowling included that passage on how to pronounce Hermione's name in Goblet of Fire just to school all of us who were saying HER-MY-OWN like Viktor Krum,’ one Harry Potter fan (@atulaak) posted to her Twitter account.

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JK Rowling’s response? 'Theory correct.’

Minds blown.

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