Clever names in HP (was Potter vs DWJ)

Sally Odgers sodgers at
Sat Feb 21 21:45:38 EST 2004

 It gave me a deep respect
> for the richness and compactness of Chinese, and made me wish I knew the
> language so that I too could appreciate the cleverness of this name.

I expect someone has asked before, Gili = but how does your surname
translate? Is it "son of Hillel"?

Is the female form Bas-Hillel?


'Enough, thou garrulous garnish!' - Becca of Braveria.

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