#1
Or any other book/story that uses the idea of a villain who "Must Not Be Named" like Voldemort.

If everyone is scared of using the name, presumably they wouldn't tell their children what the name is. Therefore, after a generation or two, would there be anybody left who actually knows the name?
It doesn't really apply to HP since there's such a short time span involved, 10 years or so, but if anyone's read Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series, centuries have passed since the Dark One was around, yet villagers still seem to know the name and fear it.
I just don't get how the name just doesn't effectively die out if no one says it...
So how do you think it works?

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I'm sure they would tell them the name eventually, but tell them to never say it.

You know, like a swear word.
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I'm sure they would tell them the name eventually, but tell them to never say it.

You know, like a swear word.


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#7
A whole generation hadn't passed in Harry Potter, but I assume the name would be passed down by his followers or in "official" or dark literature.


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'Voldemort' is an anagram for 'mediocre literature.'
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I'm sure they would tell them the name eventually, but tell them to never say it.

You know, like a swear word.


Except the idea is that if they say it, they're afraid it gives him power

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A whole generation hadn't passed in Harry Potter, but I assume the name would be passed down by his followers or in "official" or dark literature


As I mentioned, it doesn't really apply to Voldemort, I was just using that because more people will know that story than Robert Jordan, which is what gave me the thought
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'Voldemort' is an anagram for 'mediocre literature.'


This sounds like a joke you'd hear on Family Guy and then immediately think "Boy, they have really gone downhill, haven't they?"
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'Voldemort' is an anagram for 'mediocre literature.'

And 'mediocre literature' is an anagram for 'Tom Riddle'


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'Voldemort' is an anagram for 'mediocre literature.'




It's not like the name is never said it's more like it shouldn't be said in public or something. Best answer yet is the swear word one.
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And 'mediocre literature' is an anagram for 'Tom Riddle'


*looks through mathematics and logic concepts*
<gasp>Transitive property</gasp>

So Voldemort IS Tom Riddle...



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"Harry Potter" is an anagram for "shitty, lame-ass book and movie series"
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