Subtle HG Names?

I’m looking for names with allusions to the Hunger Games series. Nothing straight up or odd like [name_f]Katniss[/name_f], but something like turning Peeta to [name_m]Peter[/name_m] or a minor character name. Also, can Prim be short for anything but [name_f]Primrose[/name_f]?

:lol: I saw the thread title and assumed this was about names to honor/reference HG [name_m]Wells[/name_m]. Whoops!

I don’t think Prim can be short for anything but [name_f]Primrose[/name_f]: but [name_f]Rose[/name_f]/[name_f]Rosa[/name_f]/[name_f]Rosalind[/name_f]/[name_f]Rosalie[/name_f]/[name_f]Rosamund[/name_f]/[name_f]Rosemarie[/name_f]/[name_f]Rosemary[/name_f]/etc could come from that character.

My first suggestion would be [name_f]Suzanne[/name_f]/[name_f]Susanne[/name_f]/[name_f]Susie[/name_f] for a girl and [name_m]Collin[/name_m] for a boy, both in honor of the author.

I think the series has plenty of more usable names: [name_u]Finn[/name_u], [name_f]Annie[/name_f], [name_f]Posy[/name_f], etc.

And for the more unusual names like [name_m]Cinna[/name_m], it reminds me of cinnamon, so it makes me think of names like [name_f]Saffron[/name_f] or [name_m]Basil[/name_m].

[name_m]Mitch[/name_m]. For haymitch


[name_m]Hawthorne[/name_m]… [name_u]Gale[/name_u] last name nn thor

[name_u]Ruby[/name_u] nn rue

[name_m]Mitch[/name_m]. For haymitch


[name_m]Hawthorne[/name_m] nn thor

For girls: [name_f]Katrina[/name_f] and [name_f]Katerina[/name_f] for [name_f]Katniss[/name_f] are similar, and I like [name_f]Cassia[/name_f], [name_f]Cassandra[/name_f] and [name_f]Calista[/name_f] for [name_f]Cressida[/name_f]. For other characters, such as [name_f]Primrose[/name_f], I guess there isn’t another long name to get to the nn Prim, but I guess the -rose part could work well; [name_f]Rosalind[/name_f], [name_f]Rosamund[/name_f], [name_f]Rosalie[/name_f], [name_f]Rose[/name_f], [name_f]Rosie[/name_f], [name_f]Rosa[/name_f]…

For boys: To get to [name_u]Gale[/name_u], I guess [name_m]Gabriel[/name_m] could get to [name_u]Gale[/name_u], as well as [name_m]Hawthorne[/name_m] (his surname). [name_m]Peter[/name_m] for Peeta is also a good option.

Ohhhhhh fun! Not so much because it seems you don’t want odd names, but here is my go!

[name_f]Primula[/name_f], Primiva, Primeviere
[name_m]Cato[/name_m], [name_u]Clove[/name_u]/[name_f]Clover[/name_f], [name_m]Caesar[/name_m] are all nice names.
Finnick to me is the most human name and it is gorgeous.

Abernathy is such a sweet name, especially for a girl.



[name_m]Hamish[/name_m], is my guess as to where she got Haymitch from. And [name_m]Peter[/name_m] > Peeta. Seems to make more sense in a dystopian society to have names change than ‘oh he works in a bakery and pita is a type of bread’.

Alaleh which means buttercup flower. ([name_f]Buttercup[/name_f] = Prim’s cat)

[name_f]Rose[/name_f], short for [name_f]Primrose[/name_f]

[name_f]Kat[/name_f] names. (Too many to list)

[name_f]Ellie[/name_f] (like [name_f]Effie[/name_f])

[name_u]Julianne[/name_u] ([name_u]Julianne[/name_u] [name_m]Moore[/name_m])

[name_f]Melanie[/name_f] [name_f]Lark[/name_f] (Mellark)

Aber, idk if it’s real, but could be [name_m]Abe[/name_m] for nn and sounds like [name_m]Abel[/name_m] so yeah (Haymitch Abernathy)

[name_m]Cinna[/name_m], [name_f]Cindy[/name_f], [name_f]Cinda[/name_f] ([name_m]Cinna[/name_m])

I like the idea of [name_u]Ruby[/name_u], nn [name_u]Rue[/name_u] like others have said! Smart. :slight_smile:

Firstly, please excuse my long absence…I had a mmc followed by an [name_f]Africa[/name_f] deployment mostly w/o my beloved interwebs (still dep, actually…sigh)

But I knew I had to post re: Prim. Prim can be a nn for [name_f]Priscilla[/name_f]. Makes me think along the lines of “prissy, prim and proper princess.”

Much less of a stretch than [name_f]Elsie[/name_f] for [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f], which berries seem to be obsessing over at the moment. shrug

Definitely agree with [name_m]Hamish[/name_m]/Haymitch. It was part of the reason I was a bit unusual about [name_m]Hamish[/name_m] at first, I just couldn’t get Haymitch out of my mind. Also maybe [name_f]Kat[/name_f]/[name_f]Kitty[/name_f]/[name_f]Katherine[/name_f] for [name_f]Katniss[/name_f], [name_u]Finn[/name_u] (or any other [name_u]Finn[/name_u] variation) for Finnick, [name_f]Anne[/name_f]/[name_f]Anna[/name_f]/[name_f]Ana[/name_f]/[name_f]Annie[/name_f] (Cresta), [name_m]Fox[/name_m] (Foxface), [name_f]Johanna[/name_f] or [name_u]Mason[/name_u], [name_f]Flavia[/name_f]/[name_m]Flavius[/name_m], [name_f]Octavia[/name_f]/[name_f]Via[/name_f], Venia/[name_f]Vienna[/name_f]/[name_m]Ven[/name_m]/[name_f]Nia[/name_f].