Harry Potter and The… Wait, Scratch That

Summary: what if Harry Potter had been born a girl? Would the Dursley's have treated him differently? Would he have the same friends? Would he be in the same House?

Disclaimer: I do not own any of this. None. I'm sure I'm not the first person to come up with it. I know I didn't create the Harry Potter universe, and I hold no claim over it. I am making no money off of this; I doubt I could even if I wanted to.

A/N: This is something I just thought of—it struck me as interesting. If anyone wants to use this idea, let me know, and send me a copy, I'd love to read it. If you know someone who's done this as well, send me the link; I'd love to read it!


"Hey, I thought you said it would be a boy?" James asked the mediwitch.

"I am sorry," she replied, scratching her head. "It is very rare that the spells are wrong, but it does happen."

"Oh, James," Lily called, "she is beautiful. It's ok, we can change her room to fit a girl, and we can find a new name."

"It took us so long to agree on a name," James said, running his hand through his hair. "We only just decided on Harry last night. Hey, we could call her Harriet!"

"No, James," Lily argued. "In my family, girls are always named after flowers. We'll think of something."

"Well, how about Rose?"

"No, that was my aunt's name. I didn't like her much."

"We could name her Gloria, like a morning glory."

"No; it has to be known as a flower."

"Hmm, what about carnation?"

"That is an awful name."

"Does it have to be a flower?"

"Yes, James. My daughter will have a flower name."

"Well, I can't think of any."

"What about Juniper?" Remus said. He'd been standing in the doorway, listening, waiting to be allowed in to see the first Marauder Jr. "You could call her June for short."

"Juniper," Lily tested.

"That's really pretty, Moony. Where did you come up with that?"

"That was my mum's favorite flower. They always grew outside our house."

"I like it. James, what do you think?"

James walked over to his wife, took his little girl from her and, as she opened her baby blue eyes, he smiled. "Juniper. I like it too. It suits her."

"Juniper Elizabeth Potter," Lily said.

"Why Elizabeth?" James asked

"Well, that's your grandmother's name, right?"

"Yes, but it could be my mother's name, Victoria. Why not that?"

"Juniper Victoria Potter sound ridiculous," Remus and Lily said at the same time.

"Fine…Hey, where are Sirius and Peter?"

"Sirius is down in the cafeteria. Peter had to leave—he said a meeting or something."

"Remus," Lily said, "Would you like to hold her?"

Remus took the baby. She had blue eyes, with an undertone of green—they would look just like her mother's. There was a tuft of black hair on her little head. He tickled her tummy, and she grabbled his finger. He knew right then that this kid was going to grow up so loved and spoiled by them all. He just hoped she wouldn't turn rotten.

A/N Ok, I know I told my readers that I'd post a different story as my next one, which I'm working on, but this popped in my head and it wouldn't let me finish till I wrote it! I swear it was like, pointing a gun at my story saying, "Write this one and I'll let you finish!" I hope you like it; I'll post the next chapter soon.

Feel free to critic my work, flames will be used to warm feet, anything useful is welcome. If you flat out don't like, fine, but you don't have to tell me. Thanks for reading.