Are you somebody that hates to be bored? Do you enjoy being in the company of lots of different people? Do you not mind if things are a little loud or high-spirited? Then you would be a member of the Weasley family. With nine members of this red-headed clan, there is always something going on at their family home, The Burrow. Fred and George might be playing one of their practical jokes. Ron might be de-gnoming the garden. Ginny might be breaking into the broom shed to pinch one of her brothers’ broomsticks to practise flying. And Mr Weasley is probably doing some not strictly legal (and definitely secret) tinkering to a Muggle object. If you can throw yourself wholeheartedly into the fun of the Weasley family and embrace the chaos with open arms, then we know you’d fit right in… even if you were lacking their signature ginger hair.
Wealth, influence and appearance were what meant everything to the Malfoy family. Whether it was Lucius Malfoy bragging about his connections to the Minister for Magic, Draco Malfoy showing off about his father buying the whole Slytherin Quidditch team the new Nimbus 2001, or just their massive stately home – they certainly knew how to keep up appearances. Now, we’re not suggesting that you share any of the horrible beliefs of the Malfoy family, but if you’re someone who always like to have the very best of everything – like travelling everywhere first class, owning the best designer clothes, or always having the latest phone, then you would be an excellent fit for this wizarding family.
The Lovegood family might be regarded as oddballs by the wizarding community – their talk of Crumple-Horned Snorkacks certainly doesn’t help that impression – but there is no doubt that Luna and her father Xenophilius are a highly creative pair. The Quibbler (which Xenophilius edits) is a perfect illustration of their out-the-box thinking and ingenuity. And Luna’s artwork, fashion sense and way of looking at the world just reinforces their originality. If you’re someone who is happiest when pursuing something creative, whether that’s painting, writing, drawing, music, drama or anything that involves using your imagination, then you would make an excellent Lovegood. We can just see you having the time of your life discussing innovative ways to rid yourself of Wrackspurts while fashioning an excellent new pair of radish earrings.
Harry’s family fortune didn’t come from nowhere. It turns out that the Potters were a rather industrious bunch. The first known Potter, Linfred ‘the Potterer’, was a twelfth-century wizard whose experiments not only laid the foundations for the Potter family fortune, but also resulted in remedies that eventually evolved into potions such as Skele-gro and Pepperup Potion (that are still used in wizarding society today). There was also Harry’s grandfather Fleamont Potter who quadrupled the family fortune by creating Sleekeazy’s Hair Potion. If you have a flair for coming up with weird and wonderful inventions, you would fit right in with the Potter family. Perhaps you already have a small business that you’re immensely proud of or are busy designing the next greatest since sliced bread. Whatever your big idea, they would be sure to encourage it.
The Dumbledores were a family that liked to keep things private. Albus certainly never shared more than he absolutely had to and was known to deflect personal questions. For instance, when Harry asked what he saw in the Mirror of Erised, his answer of socks was very suspicious indeed. He wasn’t the only family member to have this trait, his parents also liked to keep tight-lipped about plenty of things, such as the condition of their daughter Ariana. We imagine that you would be an excellent member of this family if you’re also the mysterious type, who reveals very little about themselves and remains an enigma – even to those closest to them.
The Longbottom family were certainly Gryffindors for a reason – they were all incredibly brave. There were Frank and Alice, two talented Aurors who were members of the Order of the Phoenix that fought valiantly to help defeat Voldemort. Not to mention their son Neville, who turned out to be courageous to his core. He was a key member of Dumbledore’s Army and was able to pull the sword of Gryffindor from the Sorting Hat… which is not a small feat. The Longbottoms were also a family that had to face their fair share of adversity when Frank and Alice were tortured into insanity by the Death Eaters. Yet Neville and his grandmother pulled together and were resilient in the wake of such tragedy. If the Longbottoms were the family for you, then we imagine you’re known for you strength and resolve. You do what is necessary and what is right – despite the risks – and you face fear head on.