This one character's canon status: yea or nay? The comment about his mother and father having to save money on the light bill makes it almost positive that he isn't neither Zabini nor Nott; and we can be sure that he isn't Draco, Crabbe or Goyle. Are we to go by Rowling's "The Original Forty" list that says that there were only the five Slytherins, and mark this as non-canon? --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 01:23, June 29, 2013 (UTC)

I think we have to say he's non-canon. Information provided by Rowling is certainly the highest form of canon and I certainly agree that it's highly unlikely that this boy could be any of those characters. So if he's a first-year Slytherin in Harry's year, then he is not canon. ProfessorTofty (talk) 01:44, June 29, 2013 (UTC)
Not to mention the Galleon thing. Is there a school fee at Hogwarts? --Rodolphus (talk) 08:24, June 29, 2013 (UTC)
To the Galleon thing; Vernon Dursley also told Hagrid he would not pay to let Dumbledore teach Harry magic. To the character canon thing; I agree that he is not Blaise, as he's dark-skinned, he is not Draco, as he has blonde hair and is totally different, he is not Crabbe nor Goyle, as he mentioned both. But he could still be Theodore Nott. We don't know anything about his first year, or what he looks like. He could be Nott. --DCLM (talk) 08:59, June 29, 2013 (UTC)
But Nott's mother died early in his life and his father was a Death Eater. That we do know. Whereas this boy had parents who were clearly alive at the time that he was going to Hogwarts. And what's more, as Seth indicated, the whole bit about the light bill thing makes it even less likely, because it is highly unlikely that any self-respecting Death Eater would be living in Muggle society and have to worry about a light bill. ProfessorTofty (talk) 01:32, June 30, 2013 (UTC)
Theodore's mother was said to have died sometime after her son's birth, and the event of this student takes place after Voldemort's believed death, in 1991. Also remember that Mr. Nott didn't even go looking for Voldemort; he wasn't even worried about what had happened to him. --DCLM (talk) 10:14, June 30, 2013 (UTC)

An old discussion, I know, but I'd just like to clarify that there's no reason this individual has to be Malfoy, Crabbe, Goyle, Nott, or Zabini. "The Original Forty" on Pottermore explicitly says that the list only represents a portion of the students in Harry's year. -- 1337star (Drop me a line!) 18:21, August 17, 2013 (UTC)