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Harry Potter, Indiana

Harry From Indiana

"People think I am playing a prank when I say my name is Harry Potter," explains Harry W Potter Jr, a science teacher from Indiana.

"It has made my life more interesting. I can't mention my name without comments. Kids have a lot of fun with it and don't believe my name is really Harry Potter. My wife was once asked if she was Harry Potter's mother at a bookstore and I can’t put on a name tag on at a convention without constant comments."

He believes the greatest advantage of being Harry Potter is that it is a great ice-breaker when meeting someone for the first time. Harry, who has read three of JK Rowling’s books, insists he would never change his name even though he hears jokes almost daily and often hesitates before introducing himself.