What does she become after she and Harry get married? Harry and Ron are Aurors, so what about her? She becomes a celebrated Chaser of The Holyhead Harpies for a few years and the retires and becomes Senior Quidditch correspondent for the Daily Prophet.
- JKR said so in an interview (she also said that Ginny played Quidditch with the Holyhead Harpies before retiring to take care of her children).--L.E./firstname.lastname@example.org/126.96.36.199 20:53, 2 August 2007 (UTC)
I believe it has passed all qualities and can be tagged as a Featured Article since it is well referenced and well written (I meant featured article and not featured article of the day)..--Cometstyles 19:20, 2 August 2007 (UTC)
Ha Ha Ha
I just read this article and I always thought that her name was short for "Virginia"(especially since "Ginerva" is a fictional name. Heheh! Other than that it was very well written. Good job. 188.8.131.52 07:14, 19 August 2007 (UTC)
I thought "Ginny" was short for "Ginnifer". I was so stupid.But then I saw it was Ginevra and I miss read it as Ginerva. Again I'm so stupid.-- HallieryElizabeth 16:19, 27 March 2008 (UTC)
Actually Ginevra is not a fictitious name, it is of welsh origin and means "soft" or "fair".
Personally, I like the image of her next to her physical description more than the main image that is there now. The current image has the top of her head cut off, and the other shows a bit more of her torso. Hufflepuff Half-Giant 08:57, 3 September 2007 (UTC)
Where does it say that she takes Harry's name?... very wrong to change it imo184.108.40.206 22:47, 5 September 2007 (UTC)
- In the epilogue to the Deathly Hallows, the five of them (Harry, Ginny, James, Albus and Lily) are specifically referred to as the "five Potters", thus making her an official Potter. - Cavalier One 06:59, 6 September 2007 (UTC)
- But she is still referred to as a Potter, regardless of the reasons. -- DarkJedi613 (Talk) 04:15, 11 September 2007 (UTC)
A woman takes a man's last name when they get married,in case you didn't know. --Lupin & Kingsley 20:30, 20 March 2009 (UTC)
- While it's a common practice, it's not a requirement for her to do so. Many women keep their maiden names after marriage. -- 22:09, 20 March 2009 (UTC)
Maybe in the UK, but not here in the US. --Lupin & Kingsley 22:45, 20 March 2009 (UTC)
- Actually, in the entire English-speaking world, there has been a slow increase in women keeping their names since the 20th century. In 2004, 10% of American married women kept their maiden names. Oread (talk) 23:01, 20 March 2009 (UTC)
Well, in the H.P world the women switched to there new husband last name. --220.127.116.11 00:35, 21 March 2009 (UTC)
- From what we've seen so far, yes, but we can't assume that this is the case for every single witch, especially those that come from the Muggle world and might get the custom of keeping their maiden names from there (we don't know, for instance, if Hermione took Ron's name when they married). We know Ginny did take Harry's name, because she was included in "the five Potters" in the epilogue of Deathly Hallows. Oread (talk) 00:58, 21 March 2009 (UTC)
That is true.I guess you won :)--Lupin & Kingsley 01:10, 21 March 2009 (UTC)
I would add.. defientely look upon Molly Weasley.. 18.104.22.168 23:04, 24 December 2009 (UTC)
- The name used in the article is Ginevra Potter, but the article's title is the most common name by which the character is known. --JKoch(Owl Me!) 03:59, May 20, 2010 (UTC)
Her being included among the "five Potters" doesn't prove that she took her husband's last name; she may still be a Weasley but included among the "five Potters" for convenience; after all, Rowling never states explicitly whether Ginny took her husband's last name. Even if she took her husband's last name, the article title should still call her by her maiden name because that's what fans knew her by thruout the 7 HP books.Hallj36 05:50, March 28, 2012 (UTC)
- Technically, maybe. Thing is, I wouldn't consider my girlfriend's cousins to be my cousins if we were married. They would be her cousins, not mine, and I wouldn't refer to them as such. I think we're getting a little carried away with all the family relations around here. - Cavalier One(Wizarding Wireless Network) 21:13, 1 December 2007 (UTC)
- Who said anything about getting carried away? Like I said, I was just asking out of curiosity; for some unknown reason, the question just hit me. It's not like I sit around and obssess about this stuff all day; that would be getting carried away. I read or hear something HP-related, and these thoughs come into my head unbidden. Cubs Fan2007 01:14, 2 December 2007 (UTC)
- My apologies. I keep seeing the family lists on characters growing out of proportion. That's my take on the situation, though, but I understand that family designations do change depending on what country you're from. Some would class them as cousins, others don't. - Cavalier One(Wizarding Wireless Network) 10:41, 2 December 2007 (UTC)
Can we have a reference for JKR confirming Ginny's patronus is a horse? Mafalda Hopkirk 18:36, 28 December 2007 (UTC)
She approves of the movies... 22.214.171.124 23:06 24 December 2009 (UTC)
This is a note on my recent edit of this article. Props to the original author, but there were a great deal of reference tags in the article, one after each paragraph and often several in the content of the paragraphs which referenced where each sentence came from. I removed those tags as I felt they were needless. I also removed a lot of connecting words in sentences, which did nothing for the content and only made the article lengthy. I rearranged some timeline content as well. I removed the entire "Character Analysis," because it is, in my opinion, just fanon. Character analysis can take place on forums, in my opinion. I took out anything that said "many fans believe" or "fans say", etc. I also removed outdated info on the 5th movie release date. Mafalda Hopkirk 18:36, 28 December 2007 (UTC)
- Mafalda, I rewrote the article and got it to FA status on the strength of the rewrite. I have undone the revision, but have left out the character analysis since I agree with you. As for the reference tags, there are multiple tags since it is important to know where such information comes from in case of doubt. - Cavalier One(Wizarding Wireless Network) 22:35, 28 December 2007 (UTC)
- I'm not sure I understand why there would be doubt where that information came from. Mafalda Hopkirk 00:25, 30 December 2007 (UTC)
- Sourcing of articles is, in my opinion, vital to stop fanon creeping into articles. For instance, earlier today we found out the names of the rest of the Weasley grandchildren. If the anon who posted the info hadn't put a reference tag showing where it came from, I would have reverted the edits believing them to be fanon. I did the same with Astoria Greengrass since no source was referenced. In longer character articles, where information is spread over seven books, each piece of information should be sourced so we know which book it came from, since information is never revealed in chronological order, and earlier events may be recounted in later books. - Cavalier One(Wizarding Wireless Network) 01:14, 30 December 2007 (UTC)
- I agree with you about citation, but that only seems to be helpful with specific information that only appears once or twice in the entire series, like for instance the source of the password for the One-Eyed Witch passage. I don't feel that Ginny's shyness towards Harry would need to be cited. I wonder if you'd reconsider reverting the entirety of my edit. There is an interview by JKR that appears on the HP Lexicon in which she states Ginny was "in no way possessed by Voldemort." - http://www.accio-quote.org/articles/2005/0705-tlc_mugglenet-anelli-3.htm Mafalda Hopkirk 12:13, 30 December 2007 (UTC)
- My reading of that quote is that she is no longer posessed by Voldemort, but that she was during the Chamber of Secrets. She describes the feeling and sensation to Harry at Grimmauld Place when he is worried that he is being possessed and attacked Arthur Weasley. - Cavalier One(Wizarding Wireless Network) 13:17, 30 December 2007 (UTC)
Actually i think that you are right on that point. I think still that there are some valuable differences between our two edits. Mafalda Hopkirk 13:32, 30 December 2007 (UTC)
- The problem I have is that you removed a lot of information, including images and quotes. This article is as comprehensive and complete as I could make it. I spent weeks reading and re-reading the books, making pages of notes of Ginny's appearances and references, and compiling images for use before starting work. It was my first major contribution to the wiki, and I still think it's my best and most complete rewrite. It's not perfect by any means, and anything you do to make it better is appreciated and welcomed. But I don't feel that stripping out large chunks of information is improvement, especially for a Featured Article. Perhaps working on a rewrite together will work? Create a subpage and discuss all changes point by point until we're both happy? - Cavalier One(Wizarding Wireless Network) 20:38, 30 December 2007 (UTC)
- I certainly didn't mean to disrespect you by editing the article, and I apologize if that's what i did. I took out some of the images because when i looked at the article, it looked crowded and i wasn't sure if all of the images were necessary. When it says text is removed, i wonder if it counts the reference tags as well. Though they're not really visible on the page, there are a lot of text characters in each reference tag, which would make for a lot of text being removed. I do think some of the sentences could be reworded to cut down on the length of some of them. For instance, the sentence "When the Hogwarts Express returned to King's Cross in June, 1992, Ginny was with her mother to welcome her brothers back, and was again excited to see Harry, pointing him out to her mother as he came through the barrier between platforms nine and ten." Could be reworded to say, "In June 1992, Ginny and her mother returned to King's Cross to welcome her brothers home, again excited to see Harry." I kind of did that to a lot of sentences, which also accounts for the amount of text characters removed. Anyway, i can see the article means a lot to you, so i will leave it be. Mafalda Hopkirk 22:08, 30 December 2007 (UTC)
Personality and Traits
I added a bit about Ginny's temper; it's a clearly demonstrated trait. Also, otherwise, the whole section only listed Ginny's positive characteristics, whereas you see both good and bad traits in other characters' articles. 126.96.36.199 16:03, 17 February 2008 (UTC)
Break up with Harry
In the 6th one when Harry broke up with Ginny I was alittle upset. But my mom said it was bond to happen just like spiderman couldn't be with Mary Jane so he broke up with her, to protect her. But she got back together with him.--HallieryElizabeth 02:33, 5 March 2008 (UTC)
yeah!!! that page was very touching... bt, she mentioned to him then that she never gave on him... that shows that she would never again... & finally miss. weasley got her wish:) -rachel
As soon as Harry said he couldn't be with her anymore, tears stung my eyes. It was so sad, but while reading the 7th book I noticed that Harry won't stop thinking about her, so my hopes got up i felt so happy when I read that they did get together in the end.- Mahnoor
Ginny is my favorite character! :) --Ginny22 23:41, 2 June 2008 (UTC)
Mine too!!!!!!! Hence the name! Mini ginny 04:33, 3 June 2008 (UTC)mini_ginny OMG my favorite charcter is ginny too
Ginny is my favorite character too.--HallieryElizabeth 22:41, 11 August 2008 (UTC)
Me too =) I choose the name "Gini" to be called in Spanish Class... I was also wondering if this wiki mentioned her "firey red hair". I know that's what J.K. Rowling often describes her as. I'm not a member here, so I can't add to the page.
SAME!! GinnyMollyWeasley 02:23, May 18, 2011 (UTC)
same here .
This article is really well written! It goes into great detail! Good Job! Mini ginny 05:42, 3 June 2008 (UTC)mini_ginny
the artical is written very well, but if you notice, when discussing year 6, it says year 5 and year 4 is 5 and so on, i'd edit it, but i can't create an account. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 188.8.131.52 (talk • contribs).
That's because Ginny is in the year below Harry, Ron and Hermione. Jayden Matthews 17:49, July 4, 2010 (UTC)
Life After Hogwarts....
does anyone know where the potters live afterwards???? i mean in the epilogue..?? i heard godric's hollow... but unsure... also any additional information on wizarding communties within the muggle world would be much apreicated!!
Loonyg 20:49, 10 August 2008 (UTC)
i think she and harry go to grimald place because harry ons it wats the pont of sealing it like it has that stuped gluded on picher of siruse mummy on it and all those picher and atical in sirises younger brothers room right but keartiur mit be able to tack them down im unshor but i still think that it is proble were they are going to live because harry can apperat to godric hollow any day —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 184.108.40.206 (talk • contribs).
The Potter's move to Goric's Hollow. J.K. Rowling confirmed in an interview. Jamie Quest 10:11, January 9, 2010 (UTC)
- I don't recall hearing that. Could you cite which interview, or provide a link please? - Nick O'Demus 11:34, January 9, 2010 (UTC)
- It's great to see spelling and grammar aren't suffering in today's education! If you wrote that way on purpose, you should know it's neither clever nor funny. It's painful to read and I stopped after the first few word because I have better things to do than translate such wanton ignorance. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by MadTheDJ (talk • contribs).
Happy Birthday Ginny Weasley!--HallieryElizabeth 22:43, 11 August 2008 (UTC)
- One of the images are stated to be of Ginny before the attack of the burrow. The film for Deathly Hallows isn't even in production yet. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 220.127.116.11 (talk • contribs).
- In the 6th movie there is a new scene where there is an attack at the burrow. --HallieryElizabeth 18:09, 21 January 2009 (UTC)
- The attack of the burrow scene in the book has been changed by the film makers. in addition, The characters Bill Weasley & Fleur Delacour which have the wedding scene in the burrow in the 7th book is omitted in the Half-Blood Prince film. See Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film) page for further details. --ÈnŔîčö (Send me an Owl) 18:38, 21 January 2009 (UTC)
At the section entitled: Fifth Year and the Battle of the Astronomy Tower
There is a picture subtitled "Ginny and Harry about to kiss" File:Kiss.jpg
- That's Ginny. —C Teng 20:00, 30 June 2009 (UTC)
I may be mistaken but that sure looks alot like Ginny, Not Cho. --Profiteor (Ravenclaw) 20:06, 30 June 2009 (UTC)
- that's in the sixth film trailer. <_< --Hamachi1993(Gryffindor) 30 June 2009 (UTC)
Exactly. Cho really looks nothing like Ginny. --Profiteor (Ravenclaw) 20:13, 30 June 2009 (UTC)
That is Harry & Ginny, not Cho Jamie Quest 10:15, January 9, 2010 (UTC)
Happy 28th birthday Ginny Weasley! --Parodist 01:39, 11 August 2009 (UTC)
Proposing to move this article to Ginny Weasley
It would be better for this article to be titled 'Ginny Weasley' rather than 'Ginerva Weasley' as Ginny is the name she is most commonly known by. Her full name should of course remain in the lead but the article itself refers to her throughout as 'Ginny' so having the title use the name 'Ginerva' makes no sense. MaesterTonberry 20:06, 30 August 2009 (UTC)
- Ah, apologies; I should have read the policy before posting. I don't agree but this isn't the page for that I guess. MaesterTonberry 20:47, 30 August 2009 (UTC)
Attack on the Burrow
Two captions are about the attack on the burrow, and I was wondering, since it didn't happen in the book, if there should be a reference of it only appearing in the movie. GinnyPi 00:58, October 11, 2009 (UTC)
About her possesiveness
I think this must be noted in 'personality' that she is a bit possessive about Harry. In hp7 when Harry asks Cho to take him to her common room she pointedly refers Luna for that.Remusblack 10:23, January 15, 2010 (UTC)
I wouldn't call her possessive, but yeah, there are moments like at the end of HBP where Harry compliments Fleur and then has to make a hasty correction after the look he receives from Ginny. Hcoknhoj 15:44, January 15, 2010 (UTC)
- Also, it may be a manifestation of the Mrs. Weasley like mother-hen tendencies that she inherited. --Hcoknhoj 16:01, January 15, 2010 (UTC)
Is she or isn't she
I dissaprove of the use of the past tense when describing Ginny's blood status. " . . . born on August 11, 1981, was a pure-blood witch, the youngest of Arthur and Molly Weasley's seven children . . . "
This grammatical error needs to be changed. There is no way her blood status could change. It should read " . . . born on August 11, 1981, is a pure-blood witch, the youngest of Arthur and Molly Weasley's seven children . . . ".
18.104.22.168 12:48, February 28, 2010 (UTC)
- It's not a grammatical error. It was a policy decision, voted on and approved, to use past tense exclusively when referring to in-universe characters. See here for details. - Nick O'Demus 12:54, February 28, 2010 (UTC)
In the appearances section of the Ginny article, her appearence in Deathly Hallows is denoted as:
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (First identified with the name 'Ginevra' instead of 'Ginny')
The reference from this is:
- ↑ by her aunt, Muriel
This is incorrect. Ginny is first identified by a charcter in Chapter 3 (The Seven Potters).
Ron mentions her when he says 'I knew Ginny was lying about that tatoo' means that she was first.
He uses Ginny, not Ginevra.
Can someone clarify for me? 22.214.171.124 10:52, April 9, 2010 (UTC)
- That tag next to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows means that this book was the first time a character identified her as "Ginevra". -- 11:20, April 9, 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for clarifying that. (Same User, diff. IP)126.96.36.199 11:43, April 10, 2010 (UTC)
Why is Sirius Black given his own separate section under the relationships section while Remus Lupin is lumped under Hogwarts staff? All things considered Ginny probably knew Remus better than Sirius and for longer, ergo he ought to get his own separate section.
Moreover, why is Ginny given lots and lots of relationships? Isn't that a bit overkill?188.8.131.52 23:37, June 17, 2010 (UTC)
- Too true. There are way to many. You might as well make a relationship page for her. lol. ♥HoneiVladmir 17:03, June 19, 2010 (UTC)♥
writing on the wall
When ginny writes on the walls with blood wos blood does se use because onoe of the petrified victims have any wounds and ginny isnt bleeding so whos blood i it?????????????Shephard123 18:35, July 2, 2010 (UTC)
- Writing in blood is non-canon. In the book she wrote in red paint. --JKoch(Owl Me!) 22:52, July 2, 2010 (UTC)
it isnt ginerva its virginia
i know her real name is virginia. it says it in the books and in the video games although it only says ginny in the movies. i would like for the creator to change the article so her name is correctHermioneisme71 14:09, September 18, 2010 (UTC)
- J.K. Rowling stresses her name is Ginevra and NOT Virginia (see this). Also, where exactly in the books is Ginny referred to as "Virginia"? -- 14:26, September 18, 2010 (UTC)
- In the 7th book, Auntie Muriel said "...and you hair’s much too long, Ronald, for a moment I thought you were Ginevra" which clearly means that her name is Ginevra and not Virginia. Also out of curiousity but where did you get Virginia from? Were you drunk while reading the books? Because I've personally read the books more than once and it never says Virigina in the books. —Firefox1095 01:10, April 5, 2011 (UTC)
- I've read the books 11 times and it never says virginia when referring to Ginny, come to think of it I don't think it says Virginia ever.
Technicly, she's Ginny POTTER not Weasley. Same with Hermione's page, but with weasley. I Want Pickles. Ducky Mo Mo is My Friend. I Have a Bad Feeling About This 23:44, October 7, 2010 (UTC)
- Well technically she is more known throughout the series as Ginny Weasly than Ginny Potter, so pretty much there is no chance of this page being moved, same concept with Hermione. They are only known by these names in the series' epilogue. -Adv193 23:50, October 7, 2010 (UTC)
Birthday KissMemasuzy 00:56, November 21, 2010 (UTC)Would it be possible to update the "Birthday Kiss" to use the screen shot from "Deathly Hallows: Part 1"?
You might want to add that...
I think we should have a new picture for Ginny, the one she has is a bit blurry.
Ginevra Weasley Article main picture change
I think the current picture on the Ginevra Weasley article is blurry. I suggest a change and I have a pretty good picture. I suggest this picture.
I love all pictures of Ginny, i mean who wouldn't? She's georgeous! But i think whe should have one of her facing the camera and doing something cool. Something like this. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Number 1 Tonks Fan (talk • contribs).
Its shows that this article is a featured article at the top of this page. It also says feel free to contribute. The problem is not everyone can contribute freely. Jacob 184.108.40.206 01:54, February 22, 2011 (UTC)
I'm glad not everyone can edit just any page. There are too many unregistered users running around vandalising pages and/or very poorly editing them. I feel if someone truly had something they wished to contribute, they would take the time to sign up for an account. But hey, that's just me. AlastorMoody 03:38, August 6, 2011 (UTC)
- And the irony is, the anonymous IPs think that remaining anonymous prevents them from being discovered; an IP address just makes them easier to locate. A registered user can come from anywhere, whereas an IP address can be directly traced to a single computer. -- 03:43, August 6, 2011 (UTC)
Someone, please cast 'reparo' on Ginny Weasley page
What happened with Ginny's page? It must be repaired ASAP.
- Don't worry some vandaist have ruined it but it is all fixed and good now.
Ginny weaslys name neds to be changed
- And the reason is? By The Way please remember to sign after everything you leave on the talk page. To sign, click on the "Signature" Button or type "~~~~". — Firefox1095 — 01:55, June 10, 2011 (UTC)
Under the physical description, should it be noted that Ginny's eye colour changes over the course of the series? I recall from somewhere in the second book, the phrase, "a pair of bright green eyes", describing Ginny. Of course, later on, they become brown.
Something that's bothered me for a while.
New user here, but shouldn't the name of this article be Ginevra Potter?
Infobox image vote
Follow the link. Nominations are still open. Voting starts in 3 days. - Nick O'Demus 15:08, August 26, 2011 (UTC)
Ginny could have been born before Fabian died
As someone mentioned for the Fabian article, the footnote stating that Ginny was born after the war is incorrect. Ginny was born in August 1981 and the war didn't end until October 1981. If Gideon and Fabian were killed between these times, they could well have seen Ginny, even if only as a small infant. I did go and correct the footnotes about a month ago, but someone changed them back. I hope the error gets corrected again at somepoint and actually stays corrected. 220.127.116.11 11:17, September 28, 2011 (UTC)
I think it is safer to call Ginny "Ginny Weasley" rather than "Ginny Potter", because she may have kept her maiden name; plus, she is commonly known to fans as Weasley because the bulk of the series takes place before she was married, so i think she should be called by her maiden name for convenience reasons. Plus, as a strong supporter of gender equality, i think women should keep their maiden names.Hallj36 05:33, March 28, 2012 (UTC)
- No. As already noted above, the epilogue implies that Ginny took Harry's name when they got married. -- 1337star (Drop me a line!) 05:54, March 28, 2012 (UTC)
Not to be too nitpicky, but the physical appearance for Ginny seems to be a bit, well, wacky.
I'd suggest changing it back to one of the previous descriptions, "Ginny was often described as a small girl, taking after her mother and brothers Fred and George in stature. Like the rest of the Weasley family, she has vivid red hair that she wore long, and it was often described as a "mane" – which was appropriate for a Gryffindor, whose symbol was a lion. She has bright brown eyes like her mother, and when she set her jaw, she bore a striking resemblance to Fred and George. When she blushed, which was often around Harry in the early years of their friendship, she would go so red that it was said to match her hair. She was considered to be very attractive, and garnered a lot of attention from boys when she was at school. "
(Sorry if the citations don't lead anywhere. I copied this from an older capture of the previous description.) 18.104.22.168 08:27, August 26, 2012 (UTC)
Through the years picture
In the caption of the 'Ginny through the years' picture (at the end of the article), it says that in the last two pictures are 'Ginny age 16' and 'Ginny age 17', but I believe these are incorrect. The second to last picture appears to be from Bill's wedding day (Aug 1, 1997) which is before Ginny's 16th b-day (Aug 11, 1997). Similarly the last picture appears to be from the Battle of Hogwarts (May 2, 1998) which is before her 17th b-day (Aug 11, 1998).
22.214.171.124 21:03, September 21, 2012 (UTC)
The wedding took place after Ginny's sixteenth birthday - remember how she made out with Harry, Ron got mad at him, and then they had to start preparing for the wedding. Since she's sixteen right before the wedding, it must mean she's seventeen before the battle. Hunnie Bunn (talk) 21:17, September 21, 2012 (UTC)
- Actually, the anon is right. Hunnie Bunn, you are mixing up Harry and Ginny's birthdays (31 July, 1980 and 11 August, 1981, respectively) — the kiss episode was on Harry's 17th birthday, one day before Bill and Fleur's wedding. Ginny would only turn 16 on 11 August of that year (1997) and, logically, she was still 15 during the wedding (which was on 1 August). And, of course, she turned 17 in August, 1998 — three months after the Battle of Hogwarts. -- 00:47, September 22, 2012 (UTC)
- The "age 9" caption is incorrect. We never see Ginny at age 9. She turned 10 on August 11, before she accompanies her mother to see off her brothers on September 1. 126.96.36.199 01:29, October 7, 2012 (UTC)AuroraB
- Since when was the wedding a day after Harry's birthday? I swear it was on his birthday, in the DH1 film at least, because after the wedding gets gatecrashed by Death Eaters and they apparate to Shaftesbury Avenue/Tottenham Court Road, Hermione quotes: "We didn't celebrate your Birthday, Harry! Ginny and I, we prepared a cake, we were going to bring it out at the end of the wedding!". Yeah, just a thought. MrSiriusBlack (talk) 18:34, January 8, 2013 (UTC)