According to Nameberry.com, The Hunger Games has become an inspiration for people when choosing a name for their child.
It seems Rue is the number one pick for girls this year. Even though Rue only appears in the first book, her character has clearly made an impression on readers. As for the boy’s name, the surprising choice is Cato, the charactere played by Alexander Ludwig in The Hunger Games movie.
Rue – Credit The Hunger Games, which has turned the spotlight on a range of exotic botanical names for girls, from the heroine’s name Katniss to gentle Primrose to Posy and Clove. But the hottest choice for babies, according to the Nameberry statistics, is sleek, simple, if somewhat mournful Rue, the name of the agile young girl who meets a tragic end in the series. In real life, however, we see Rue as having a bright future.
Cato – Cato might be a villain in The Hunger Games, but the popular series turned attention on a name that fits into a couple of other hot trends. It’s an ancient Roman name that, like brothers Atticus and Cassius, is being resurrected by modern parents. It’s got the stylish O ending. And it kind of sounds like Kate, a name in the spotlight thanks to the new future Queen of England.
Other popular baby names are also influenced by pop culture, include those based on the Twilight series, singer Adele, and the book-turned-TV series Game of Thrones.
So what do you think? Would you name a child after a character in The Hunger Games and if so, which one?