AU: Harry mustn’t let Voldemort found out about his true feelings towards Draco so Snape teaches him occlumency
“The Sorting is a very important ceremony because, while you are here, your house will be something like your family within Hogwarts. You will have classes with the rest of your house, sleep in your house dormitory and spend free time in your house common room.‘The four houses are called Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw and Slytherin. Each house has its own noble history and each has produced outstanding witches and wizards. While you are at Hogwarts, your triumphs will earn your house points, while any rule-breaking will lose house points. ”
Harry Potter Etymology | Nymphadora Tonks
NYMPHADORA: The name translates as “Gift of the Nymphs.” A “nymph,” in Greek mythology, refers to “a member of group of female ‘spirits’ found in different types of nature.” They are further classified by where they were found. They also had the ability to change shapes, a very clear connection to Tonks’ own ability to shapeshift. In Latin, “nympha” translates to “a bride” and “Nymphae” to “the Nymphs.”
TONKS: A “tonk” means “a fool or an idiot,” “a powerful hit or stroke,” and “to strike.” This would definitely relate to Tonks’ clumsiness.
“Probably that you’re going to be eaten by a giant marshmallow or something,” said Harry, turning the pages of The Dream Oracle without interest.