Are you sure that Sinistra is a first name? (We know Aurora Siistra, after all)--Rodolphus 12:20, April 8, 2011 (UTC)

Well it's on the cover of the book she wrote, so why not? Loads of people have last names that could also be first names. Daniel Craig, Johnathan Ross, Elton John, Patrick Stewart, Keith Allen. Jayden Matthews 12:26, April 8, 2011 (UTC)

You can have two family names in some countries (Span for example) And it is possible that she/he decided to use only the family name on the cover. We could at least add a BTS section.--Rodolphus 08:22, April 9, 2011 (UTC)

Bumping--Rodolphus 16:34, April 9, 2011 (UTC)

Seems a bit far-fetched to me. "Lowe" has a strong british feel to it, and in fact, Behind the Surname lists "Lowe" as a variation of "Low", a typically English or Scottish surname. In fact, a quick browse through this list reveals most people bearing that surname are either British, American, Canadian or Australian. --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 17:54, April 9, 2011 (UTC)
Wizarding parents tend to give more unique names than Muggle parents, and there's already a number of examples of surnames-as-first-names in the HP universe: Broderick Bode, Clutterbuck Crispe, etc. I don't think it's far-fetched to assume that Sinistra is this character's first name.
However, there's nothing to suggest the character is female. Sinistra ends with the typically feminine "-a" suffix, true, but if it's a surname being used as a first name, it could go either way. In fact, it's actually more common for boys to be given surnames as first names, but it does happen with girls sometimes (Mackenzie, Bailey, Taylor, etc.). Starstuff (Owl me!) 15:10, April 15, 2011 (UTC)