40 Things You Never Realized About Ron & Hermione
Ron was Always a Weasley in Rowling’s Mind
Like any good author, J.K. Rowling went through many drafts before she arrived at the first Harry Potter book that we all know and love. Through that process, tons of stuff changed. Characters were added or removed, plot points changed, and even things like names were swapped.
Ron was always a Weasley, though, even in the first draft. She knew she liked that name from the start. It was a good choice, too. Weasley perfectly describes who Ron and the rest of his family are, and their social status. They may be a pureblood family, but they’re not snooty.