Hunger Game Your Name
It’s no surprise that, with the first installment of the motion picture version of the wildly popular Hunger Games series premeiring on March 23rd, the online world is abuzz with news, gossip and discussion of the books and film.
Aside from the action, adventure, romance and between-the-lines commentary on our culture and the effects of war on a civilization, one of the most interesting aspects of the story is the naming of the characters. The book features curious future-meets-past names like the lead character’s Katniss Everdeen. Some others include Effie Trinket, Seneca Crane and first names like Glimmer, Thresh and Peeta.
One fan recognized the allure of the unique names and created a system, in the grand tradition of Elf Yourself, to come up with your own Hunger Games name. Yet another thing for super fans to geek out on as they await the movie premier, the system uses a formula similar to the time-honored method to creating your stripper name, taking letters and syllables from different areas of life and putting them together to find out who you would be in the world of Panem.
The concept has gone viral, with message boards dedicated to sharing your Hunger Games name, but it all started at the site celebrating the Young Adult genre, foreveryoungadult.com. Check out the post that details the formula here.
May the odds be ever in your favor,
Ali Greco aka Ramet L. Swingdaisy, Account Supervisor, The S3 Agency