Icelandic: Harry Potter

Discussion in 'Nordic Languages' started by lenella, Apr 9, 2015.

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  1. lenella

    lenella New Member

    English, England
    Hey everyone,

    A question for all the Icelandic Speakers who have read the Harry Potter books :)

    What is the name of Neville Longbottom's Toad in the books written in Icelandic?

    I believe that Lord Voldemort's first name is Trevor in Icelandic? In the English books, Neville's Toad is also called Trevor - just wondered if it was the same in Icelandic?

    Thanks :)

    And yes... I do know how geeky this is :)
     
  2. Alxmrphi Senior Member

    Reykjavík, Ísland
    UK English
    "I am Lord Voldemort" is an anagram of "Tom Marvolo Riddle".
    In order to have an anagram of "Ég er Voldemort" (I am Voldemort) the name had to be something else that fitted, namely "Trevor Delgome".
    I haven't read the books in Icelandic, but this page mentions the answer and confirms that Neville's toad is also called Trevor in the Icelandic translation.
     
  3. Silver_Biscuit

    Silver_Biscuit Senior Member

    Reykjavík
    English - UK
    Haha, J.K. Rowling really caused a headache for the translators with that one! I think it led to a lot of stupid names, but Trevor Delgome has got to be one of the stupidest.
     
  4. Darkgamma New Member

    German - Bavaria
    Tom Elvis Jedusor has to be the worst ==> Je suis Voldemort!
     

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