40 Things You Never Realized About Ron & Hermione
Hermione’s Last Name Changed
Ron’s last name was always Weasley, but every character’s last name was not set in stone right away. Hermione’s last name was originally supposed to be Puckle. Thankfully, J.K. realized this was a terrible idea and came to her senses pretty quickly. Granger is a huge improvement.
A name like Puckle is just too cute by half. It doesn’t seem like the kind of last name that many real people have. It may have worked for the earlier books in the series, but as the content got more adult, the name would have stuck out more and more. It seems J.K. eventually came to this same realization and changed the name to Granger.