This backfired when Prim was reaped to participate in the 74th Hunger Games. Deceased Other than her animals, Prim also had household chores and helped to take care of patients that people brought to her mother, the local healer. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: ). Despite these unfortunate secondary meanings, Rue has real potential to be one of the most popular new middle names for girls. The sustenance provided by the goat helped Prim and her family to survive in the poor region of District 12 called the Seam. Long ago the districts waged war on the Capitol and were defeated. Also an English surname. Male character in the novel series, "The Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins. Primrose "Prim" Everdeen was Katniss Everdeen's younger sister. She had not allowed Prim to take any tesserae and did everything she could to prevent Prim from being thrown into the 74th Hunger Games, as she knew her little sister would not have lasted long in the competition, but in the end, she was reaped. The name has become symbolic of an unfaithful lover. 12 (The Hunger Games) 13-14 (Catching Fire, Mockingjay) Comments and insights on the name Prim Personal experiences with the name Prim Nicknames for Prim Meanings and history of the name Prim Famous real-life people named Prim Prim in song, story & screen. When Castor was killed, Pollux asked Zeus (his father) if he could share his immortality with Castor to keep them together, and that’s how they became the constellation Gemini. We do not know who was the first tribute ever reaped for the 1st Hunger Games was. The Hunger Games Wiki is a FANDOM Books Community. In the 74th Hunger Games, Primrose Everdeen is first chosen for District 12. It's one of the earliest flowers of the season, making the pale yellow primrose a perfect way to welcome Spring. But the game-changer comes from current bestselling trilogy The Hunger Games. Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence): The heroine of the trilogy has what initially seems like a not-so-heroic moniker. Later, after Katniss escaped from the Quarter Quell, she turned out to be a very skilled doctor while living in District 13. She has been described to have a merchant's child look, much like her mother. The primrose is a pretty flower that doesn’t provide any food, but, some botanists refer to it as the king’s cure-all for its medicinal uses. As of Katniss' later years, she is the only Everdeen living in District 12. Prim found and healed Buttercup. Coriolanus Snow (Donald Sutherland): The evil president is named for another Roman, one who was immortalized in the Shakespeare play with the same name. Gale went to check the Everdeen family compartment to make sure it was clear and found Prim with Buttercup. Prim had fair skin, blonde hair, and blue eyes (however, in the film, they are hazel), unlike the majority of the residents of the Seam in District 12. Height Her last name, like most of the tributes, has to do with her craft and district: She is described as “tossing around axes since she could toddle” (though District 7 is known for lumber, not stone). Prim was one of the people President Snow threatened to kill if Katniss didn't prove that she was insanely in love with Peeta and that the suicide threat was an act of love and not rebellion. Effie Trinket (Elizabeth Banks): The escort for the District 12 tributes has one of the few names currently circulating (if minimally) in the baby-name pool. Commenters have also pointed out that Peeta is very similar to Peter—and while Hunger names are not generally Biblical, Peeta is, like that apostle, the closest friend to the savior (Katniss), and does everything he can for her. All contents © 2021 The Slate Group LLC. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. By joining Slate Plus you support our work and get exclusive content. BabyCenter is committed to providing the most helpful and trustworthy pregnancy and parenting information in the world. Primrose Squarp, heroine of the children's novel Everything on a Waffle by Polly Horvath Primrose Aysgarth, feminist daughter of Neville Aysgarth in Susan Howatch's novel Scandalous Risks Primrose Standish, protagonist of the classic 1918 film Wild Primrose, played by Gladys Leslie Primrose Everdeen, younger sister of Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins Upon presenting the weak, near-dead nanny to Prim, medical attention was given to her immediately. As part of the surrender terms, each district agreed to send one boy and one girl to appear in an annual televised event called "The Hunger Games." Katniss was very protective of Prim and planned and did everything to make sure Prim wouldn't have to take tesserae so she would have a better chance of never being reaped into the Hunger Games. Katniss even tolerated her sister's ugly cat she found and kept as a pet named Buttercup. When she arrived home she helped Katniss with her dresses and kept Katniss calm since she doesn't like this type of thing. At the reaping in The Hunger Games, it was Prim's name that was originally pulled out of the girls' reaping bowl, but Katniss volunteered to take Prim's place, to Prim's horror. The Capitol had arranged for a showy wedding to Peeta, complete with a contest to decide her wedding dress, decided by voting residents of the Capitol. After Gale got flogged, Prim is outside helping Katniss collect Snow, and tells Katniss everything will be okay and she'll be by her side. Though purchasing the goat on a whim, Katniss does not regret her decision, for Lady pays her stay well with goat's milk and cheese to eat and to sell. I’m not sure. She is named for an aquatic plant with edible underwater tubers, and lives with her mother and younger sister, Primrose Everdeen (nicknamed "Prim"). Messalla (Evan Ross): As part of Cressida’s film crew, Messalla deserts his place in the Capitol to help her film the rebellion. This botanical name is also a coincidental double word name, meaning "regret" in English and "street in" French. She and Peeta write about Prim in their book on those who died in the Hunger Games and the second rebellion. Prim is the youngest of the Everdeen family; her sister is Katniss. But the movie’s writers knew a thing or two about how to create a Hunger Games name: According to mythology, Egeria was a nymph who served as a divine counselor to the second king of Rome—her name has become eponymous for a female adviser. Bringing details from myths, herbal guides, Victors' Village in District 12District 13 (briefly) In the film adaptation of The Hunger Games after Katniss volunteers, Mrs. Everdeen is seen comforting Prim by hugging her. Her surname, on the other hand, hints at other interests, though we will not learn more about those until Mockingjay Part 2. Primrose Everdeen is the younger sister of Katniss, the heroine of the series. Not much is known about Prim's early life, but she is described as a compassionate young girl with blonde hair and blue eyes. Prim loves all living creatures, even the most unsightly ones. It said in The Hunger Games that every morning she would clean off the layer of coal dust on her dead father's shaving mirror because he hated the dust. Perhaps Paylor can be read as pale ore, hinting at a contrast with Alma Coin. In Mockingjay, Katniss and Prim's relationship grew much deeper and the two become closer than ever when Katniss struggled with her fear for Peeta's safety while he was being held at the Capitol. Although Katniss was unsure if the goat would survive, Prim loved animals and was soon able to heal Lady with her mother's help. Claudius was a family name. Prim was also a good healer at an early age, often helping her mother with patients. This routine lasts until the incident with the bread, when Mrs. Everdeen comes 'back to life', figuratively speaking, and reclaims her role as mother figure. Also, Katniss tried taking Prim hunting once but she was afraid of the woods and also would talk about how they could heal a shot animal. After the Capitol children barricaded at President Snow's mansion were injured by explosions caused by a hovercraft dropping parachutes (identical to the ones used by tributes' sponsors during the Games) carrying bombs that the Rebels made, Prim runs in with other District Thirteen medics, to help injured children and hears Katniss calling her name. Primrose Catherine AndersonStuart Potter, Australian socialite and philanthropist. Primrose is named after the plant "Evening Primrose," which is a plant that grows yellow perennial flowers in the early spring. Characters from the poor, depleted districts are named after plants or other earthy items; those from the regal capital have a Roman influence. Although she is not yet 14, Prim is allowed to go to the Capitol during the final battle as a nurse, which Katniss is unaware of until she sees Prim in the barricade in front of Snow's mansion. Katniss Everdeen had a strong relationship with her sister. Mockingjay is a 2010 science fiction novel by American author Suzanne Collins.It is chronologically the last installment of The Hunger Games series, following 2008's The Hunger Games and 2009's Catching Fire.The book continues the story of Katniss Everdeen, who agrees to unify the districts of Panem in a rebellion against the tyrannical Capitol. You can't go!" The goat could easily have died, making the spent money a waste, but Prim and her mother healed it with home remedies. While the names may seem as random as the reaping, I think there’s order in them. StudentHealer Alma may mean soul in Spanish, Italian, and other European languages. Primrose Primrose Everdeen, Katniss's gentle sister, is most likely named for the evening primrose, Oenothera spp, a plant that Collins describes as beautiful and delicate. Katniss volunteers to take the place of her younger sister and becomes District 12's girl tribute for the 74th Hunger Games. Who was Cinna? The name Primrose means The Primrose Flower and is of English origin. During the war, she would work with her mother in the hospital and then go out to help the injured in the midst of battle. She is very delicate, as Katniss said, "The community home would squash her like a bug." Unlike her sister in many ways, Prim was the opposite of Katniss in both looks and character; having blonde hair like their mother, a gentle personality (unlike Katniss' prickly one), and a talent for healing, as opposed to Katniss' talent for hunting. Katniss was heartbroken and became depressed enough to attempt suicide by trying to starve herself to death and wept many times after Prim was killed in a bombing that could have been from one of Gale's bombs. The Hunger GamesCatching FireMockingjay Gender After the war, Peeta brings a series of evening primrose bushes to Katniss and they plant them around their home in District 12 as a memorial to Prim. Prim is an even larger character in Mockingjay than in either of the preceding books. Cressida (Natalie Dormer) shares her name with the woman who was meant for Troilus. Where it grows wild it is often one of the very first flowers of spring, and is plucked before others even appear. In the popular series The Hunger Games, Primrose is the name of the younger sister of the heroine, Katniss Everdeen. Katniss intended to drown him, but Prim begged so hard for Katniss to let him live that she decided to allow the cat to stay. Katniss Everdeen's hunting partner, Gale Hawthorne, also flees to District 2. Like a strong wind, however, the mostly absent, brooding Gale is barely visible for much of the series, and yet his presence can have dramatic effects. The Hunger Games series created many tragic, loveable, intelligent, ferocious, and rebellious characters. *Correction, Nov. 20, 2014: This post originally misstated that the Roman Emperor Claudius was given his name because of a physical deformity. She wore an expensive white dress, and a pink bow in her hair to the reaping. This seems unlikely; Gale isn’t really the jovial type. Prim being held back, yelling for Katniss. Prim is very forgiving, unlike Katniss. https://thehungergames.fandom.com/wiki/Primrose_Everdeen?oldid=923968. Portrayed by Without spoiling Mockingjay, I’ll say that the phrase seems appropriate. (Her best friend, Gale, calls her Catnip.) In the books he wears a suit decorated with light bulbs. But her name is one of the few that gets an explanation: In a flashback, her father—who is already dead when the book begins—tells her that “as long as you can find yourself, you’ll never starve.” The katniss plant has nourishing roots, and is also known as “arrowhead.” It belongs to the genus Sagittaria, and the constellation of the same name, Sagittarius, is also known as the archer—a fitting ode to her impressive bow-and-arrow skills. While he feigns loyalty to the Capitol, he’s more than a bit like his namesake, Mestrius Plutarchus, an essayist and historian who wrote about the virtues and vices of Coriolanus (also the name of Panem’s president) and Caesar (the name of Panem’s master of ceremonies). At the very end of the series, Buttercup traveled all the way from District 13 to 12 just to find Prim but was sad when he did not find her. Templesmith.*. The names can be roughly divided into two groups. Odair may be a variation on the Scottish name Adair, which means “spear.” Finnick received a trident as a gift, and it helped him win the 65th Hunger Games. Willow Shields, Actress: The Hunger Games. (Wiress died at the end of Catching Fire.). Prim was willing to be killed for Buttercup after she almost died during the bombing of District 13 by the Capitol. Nevertheless, Katniss remarks in "Catching Fire," that Primrose is nearly her height. They were loved so much that they were quickly turned into a … Peeta Mellark, a boy Katniss' age and the son of the baker, is selected as the other tribute. Katniss is a 16-year-old girl living with her mother and younger sister in the poorest district of Panem, the remains of what used be the United States. A character in Susan Collin's "The Hunger Game", Primrose (or just Prim) is the younger sister of the heroine, Katniss. Because her name has only been entered once, so her chance was like 1 in thousands. Katniss wondered why Prim was sent in, due to her young age. She is seen sitting on Gale's shoulders when Katniss comes back to District 12 with Peeta, happy to see her sister safely returned. And the two are the nuts and bolts of the tributes’ escape plan at the end of Catching Fire. Against all odds, Prim's name is selected at the reaping. When she wore clothing, from her reaping outfit to her medic uniform, Prim continuously had a "duck tail," one that earned her "little duck" as a nickname. Snow also has a preference for white and an icy cold demeanor. These Hunger Games quotes will have you flashback to reading the books or watching the movies. The series revolves around Katniss Everdeen and her brave act of volunteering as a tribute for the 74th Hunger Games in place of her sister Prim. Prim would always sleep with him and she would always watch over him during the night to make sure he would stay safe. Occupation All rights reserved. Willow Shields. It is easy to see that Katniss deeply cared for her sister. No! Cinna (Lenny Kravitz): Katniss’ stylist doesn’t have a last name, but he shares his first name with a fellow artist: the poet in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar—who was mistaken for another Cinna, a politician who helped kill Caesar. In Mockingjay, she even gives Katniss the idea to require District 13 and President Coin to agree to some things Katniss wants, in order for Katniss to be the Mockingjay. In the book, it is said by Katniss that neither Prim nor Rue could "tip the scale at seventy pounds soaking wet", suggesting that she weighed less than seventy. In The Hunger Games, Cressida betrays the Capitol to direct Katniss’ propo spots. She avenges her sister by shooting President Coin when she is supposed to publicly execute President Snow. Prim dreamed of becoming a doctor and showed her proficiency at healing as she helped the injured during her time in District 13. Female Prim would always comfort and listen to Katniss and give her some advice on her problems. She explains that when alarms sounded in their school after the mining incident occurred, she went to Prim's classroom and found her waiting for her. They are listed alphabetically by first name. It has Latin roots, and can mean kind and loving in that language. Variation on the name PETER. When Gale is whipped, along with Katniss having an injury from blocking a lash of it, Prim and her mother treat Gale and Katniss's injuries. She competes in the 75th Hunger Games and is taken captive by the Capitol with Peeta. Although Katniss was unsure if the goat would survive, Prim loved animals and was soon able to heal Lady with her mother's help. The humble Peeta stands in contrast to the grandiose Panem, which, as noted above, is Latin for bread. Her father's death in a mining accident several years ago left he… Home Prim has a goat named Lady who provided milk and cheese. After Mrs. Everdeen leaves for the first aid station, Prim and Katniss bond together. Beetee (Jeffrey Wright): The name of Beetee, a tribute at the 75th Hunger Games and the tech genius behind many of the rebellion’s coolest moves—such as hijacking the Capitol’s television feed—sounds out the first two letters of BTU, a unit used to measure energy. Before Katniss leaves for the Capitol, Mrs. Everdeen promises to take care of Prim and watch out for her while Katniss is gone. Her last name does nod to her attire: It describes a small and/or cheap ornament, something Elizabeth Banks’ costume designer has down to a T. Egeria (Sarita Chouhury): While many characters in the book didn’t make it into the movie, Egeria is the most prominent character that isn’t in the books at all. Evening Primrose is a healing herb, and Prim is a healer. 5'1 (157cm) She worked very hard to keep Prim alive and happy, hunting for food, selling, and trading at the Hob. Johanna Mason (Jena Malone): Johanna is of Hebrew and Latin origins and translates to something like grace of God. Although Katniss held a grudge against her, Prim maintained her love for her mother, even brushing and plaiting her hair before leaving for school in the mornings as Mrs. Everdeen sat in stillness. Rue (Amandla Stenberg): The most beloved of the non-District 12 tributes at the 74th Hunger Games also has a plant-based name: The rue is known as the herb-of … This duck tail was how Katniss could identify her while she was assisting the injured Capitol children. Prim with Mrs. Everdeen and Gale after the reaping. In Greek mythology, they are the twin sons of Leda and brothers of Helen of Troy. The Hunger Games is the first book in the series and was released on September 14, 2008.. This is a revised and expanded edition of a previously published post. In Catching Fire, Katniss tried her best to protect Prim from President Snow. She, like her mother, has a passion and talent for healing. When Prim's cat Buttercup comes back to District 12 looking for her, Katniss finally lets out her grief for her sister and starts to recover. Willow Shields was born on June 1, 2000 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. According to Johanna Mason, after Katniss Everdeen won the 74th Hunger Games along with Peeta Mellark, all of Panem adored her. Prim tried to stop Katniss, but Gale Hawthorne held her back and carried her away as she yelled "No, Katniss! Prim tried to stop Katniss since she knew she would most likely not survive the horror of the Games; but Gale Hawthorne held her back. He does, though, give everyone quite a bit of malarkey in Mockingjay. Who read the reaping? She has a pet goat, Lady, that Katniss gave her as well as a gruesome, ugly cat she named Buttercup. Cat Katniss had ever seen ( Jennifer Lawrence ): the host of the big city and the clearest of... 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