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How did Fred and George get their names, is it from the twins in "Gone With the Wind", they were both red headed boys?

Until I received this letter, I had no idea that the actors who played Stuart and Brent Tarleton were called Fred Crane and George Reeves. No, this isn't where I got the names (I simply called Fred and George 'Fred and George' because I like those names and they fitted well with the old fashioned names of the other Weasley brothers), but it is a funny coincidence!

Fred and George have red hair because Ron does; in other words, I created Ron as a character first, then invented his brothers and sister.

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