The Best 'Hunger Games' Baby Name List

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Hunger GamesIt seems the odds that the baby in your local maternity ward has a name ripped from the pages of a Suzanne Collins novel are ever in your favor. The Hunger Games isn't just killing it at the box office. The dystopian tale has officially taken its place in the baby naming trends.

According to the folks at Nameberry, today's parents are paying tribute to the written word with the names Rue and Cato in particular. So if you're one of those "gotta have a unique name" parents, feel free to drop them off your labor and delivery list. But there's no need to cry like poor Katniss outside the Mellark bakery. There are plenty of Hunger Games names that haven't gotten the attention they deserve.

Either they're from the first book and being ignored or haven't been noticed by folks who failed to read Catching Fire and Mockingjay (shame on them!), but there are plenty of baby-worthy names to go around. Feel free to scoop one up -- beware, spoilers abound:

Primrose -- How cute is Katniss' little sister in the movie? As cute as this name for sure. You can call her Prim or Rose!

Effie -- Forget the pink hair and crazy makeup for a minute. This name has a Greek background and means "well-spoken." How's that for an attribute you want for your daughter?

Brutus -- A career tribute, the brute strength his name implies served him well in two games. Maybe not the kindest of names, but certainly not a guy people mess with!

Finnick -- Finn has taken the world by storm (thanks Glee!), but this is a little different. And as one of the main leaders of the revolution, he's a great role model.

Annie -- The love of Finnick Odair's life, she was an incredible swimmer!

Lavinia -- The Avox girl who didn't make it into the Hunger Games movie was -- nevertheless -- a big help to Katniss.

Johanna -- One of the tributes who won a games only to be pulled back to the Capitol and sent into the ring again, she was known for being particularly vicious. A name for a little girl who's a bit of a spitfire perhaps?

Darius -- What better man to name a child for than the heroic peacekeeper who saved Gale from being severely whipped? OK, so they cut out his tongue and turned him into an Avox, but still ... he's a hero! And hey, it worked for Hootie.

Mitchell -- A District 13 soldier with a strong name to match his stellar capacity for fighting. Not surprisingly, the name means "gift from God."

Cecilia -- She didn't make it far when she was thrown back into the games, but she was said to have a gentle, kind nature. Not surprising ... she was a mom!

What's your favorite name from The Hunger Games?


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Runne... Runnergirl6

Love Cato, Johanna & Finnick.

eyesa... eyesablaze

I love the names Clove and Glimmer. So unique and pretty! [= (Yeah, they were Careers, but Clove was powerful and BA, so.. [;)

Finnick's nice and oddly charming also, I love the nickname (Finn) that comes along with it. If my next child is a son I'll definitely consider that name. (okay... maybe I'll have to wait until THG hysteria dies down)

Love the whole list! THG has such creative names, nice not to see generic ones for a change. [=

cuppy... cuppycake91

I like Primrose and Finnick

jillg24 jillg24

I like Finnick since there are a couple ways to shorten it & it isn't to out of the norm. There are several names in the books that I would think about using.

Proud... Proudmomma7

Hunger Games amazing movie! Even more amazing books! I couldnt put them down for a minute! I loved them!!!

Femin... FeministMama80

I'm sorry, but I would have a hard time not laughing out loud if I heard that anyone had used half the names on this list. Cecilia, Johanna, Darius, and Annie are fine, but "Primrose" is awful.

And by the way, if it makes a difference...Lavinia is also a Shakespearean character from "Titus Andronicus." She ends up getting raped and has both hands cut off and her tongue cut out.

nonmember avatar Kate

I was just about to point out Shakespeare's Lavinia's horrible fate, but FeministMama beat me to it. :) Not the mental image I want to have every time I call my daughter's name.

.June... .JuneDiva629.

I really don't care for any of them.

Sidthe Sidthe

I've always really liked Finn...Finnick is nice but I might just stick to Finn if I have a son... I can always mentally call him Finnick

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