25 Unknown Facts About Harry Potter

#24 – Hogwarts’ House Names

If you’re an avid Harry Potter fan, you know that there are four Hogwarts houses and each is different in their own way – Slytherin, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, and Gryffindor. However, J.K. Rowling never told anyone how she invented these unusual names until 2000 when one of Harry Potter fans from the United States asked her that.

Rowling made an interesting response. She told that she made up the names while she was riding an airplane. She also told that she didn’t have a notebook to write the names of houses that came up to her all of a sudden so she had to write them down on a barf bag.