The Hunger Games was originally written for teens, but apparently it’s also really big with parents. Hopefully those parents aren’t also teens. Probably not. We know it’s big with parents because they’re naming their kids after Hunger Games characters.
Nameberry reports that while in the past Twilight was the biggest modern cultural influence on what parents might name their kids The Hunger Games has taken its place. Don’t worry, that doesn’t mean everyone’s naming their daughter Katniss. While the names Katniss, Primrose, Posy, and Clove have seen a big jump in popularity one of the biggest names of 2012 is going to end up being Rue.
Rue is the brave little girl Katniss protects while playing the Hunger Games. She’s murdered by another, particularly vicious player, and her district responds by revolting against the government in her honor. Now she’s being honored in the real world too, as Rue is now suddenly one of the hottest baby names of the moment.
At least it’s kind of a cool name. And at least Rue is a brave and strong character, unlike Twilight’s Bella who tries to kill herself because her man isn’t around to take care of her. Given that vampire-humping alternative I approve of this particular trend. Do you?