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Basil Horton



Basil comes from the Greek name Βασιλειος (Basileios), derived from βασιλευς (basileus) meaning "king" (Behind the Name). It can also mean "brave, valiant" in Arabic (باسل) (Behind the Name).

Horton derives from Old English horh "dirt, mud" and tun "enclosure, yard, town" (Wikipedia). For many people, it also brings to mind the popular children's book by Dr Seuss "Horton Hears a Who".


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Horton was formerly a professional Quidditch player with the Falmouth Falcons - and a developer of the Comet series of brooms, but we don't actually know what Quidditch position he played.

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