Los Angeles: Author J K Rowling has finally revealed why Harry Potter named his son after Professor Severus Snape.
In an epilogue in the final novel "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," the wizard is shown sending his own kids off to Hogwarts but many fans expressed their confusion as to why he named his second son Albus Severus, after headmaster Albus Dumbledore and pesky teacher Snape, reported Fox news.
But Rowling has now taken to Twitter to reveal despite Snape making Harry's time at the school difficult, and even killing Professor Dumbledore, he wanted to honor his love for his late mother Lily Potter.
A fan asked, "Why did you pick Snape to name Harry's kid after? I'm genuinely curious as he was nothing but abusive towards everyone."
She then replied, writing, "Snape died for Harry out of love for Lily. Harry paid him tribute in forgiveness and gratitude."
However, her message sent Potter-lovers into meltdown as they squabbled over the professor's role in the much-loved books and subsequent films.
She later admitted: "I've got to say this: you lot have been arguing about Snape for years. My timeline just exploded with love & fury yet again. Never change."