+ district one
district one is closest to the capitol in terms of relations. its main produce is luxury items such as jewellery and the like for capitol citizens. as the wealthiest district, district one often trains children from a young age to be ready to go into the hunger games, and as such, district one has the largest amount of victors. these trained children are known as 'careers' or 'career tributes'. rather ridiculous captitol-esque names are often used in this district. often based around the items produced in the district. (ex: glimmer, cashmere, satin). during the reapings, it is not uncommon for volunteers* to offer to go into the games, due to their training and hunger for victor status.
+ district two
district two is multi-faceted in the things it produces for the capitol. it is on a similar level as district one with the capitol, due to its proximity and help in arming the capitol. its areas of expertise are masonry and weapon-making, but the district is also in charge of hiring and training peacekeepers*. the district is made up of small villages, all of which are centred around a mine. this is another district which employs career training. names often follow patterns of greek-roman influence. (ex: cato, enobaria, brutus)
+ district three
district three is responsible for the reason that panem is so well-equipped with new technology (hovercrafts, the arenas, holos, etc). it is in charge of the creation and maintainance of electronics and technology. before the uprising, district three was one of the richest districts, but it was one of the main instigators of the war. now, its citizens live in abject poverty, but are itching to rebel again. the district is full of sharp minds and people ready to supply the rebellion in any way they can. its names are reasonably normal comparatively, but are often in someway related to technology (ex: beetee, wiress)
+ district four
a coastal district, district four is another reasonably wealthy district which trains career tributes, admittedly with less gusto than is employed in 1+2. district four is one of the warmer places and there aren't many days when the sun isn't shining and the citizens aren't out in the water. it specialises in fishing and producing seafood for all the districts and the capitol, ad since children are used to work from a young age, by the time they enter the hunger games, they are adept swimmers and can create nets and fish-hooks among other things from scratch. they have also shown aptitudes for finding the most edible food in the the games. while a close district to the capitol, it is another rebellious district, and eager to assist in the uprisings. names have a pattern based on names that came before the apocalypse, some simply edited (ex: finnick, annie, mags)
+ district five
district five's speciality is power and electricity. they supply and generate energy for the entire nation. its citizens - similar to those in district three - are clever and resourceful, often outwitting opponents in the games, even at a young age. little is known of district five's daily life, other than it is likely a sustainable district, due to the small amount of children claiming tesserae*. nothing is known of naming patterns.
+ district six
the main industry in district six is transportation, despite the general dislike of travelling which is common throughout the district. another common factor in the district is a widespread morphling addiction. morphling is a strong painkiller, similar to morphine which is produced by the district. its effects can drive a person mad long term. the people are quick learners, but are heavily oppressed and have a 'weary cattle feel' to them. due to the rough treatment practiced by their peacekeepers, they would prove a steadfast ally in the planned rebellion. little is known of their naming patterns, thought their loves for colours and art suggests the use of historical names, from before the apocalypse (ex: titus)
+ district seven
district seven is a large, yet poor district which specialises in lumber and the production of paper and other such things. its' inhabitants are strong due to their work, but quite possibly underfed. it has a reasonable amount of victors, yet not so much as career districts or ones with better resources. it is largely covered in forests. their naming pattterns are indecisive, yet always indicate strength, with a mixture of pre-apocalypse and modern. (ex: blight, johanna)
+ district eight
arguably one of the poorest districts in panem, district eight specialises in textiles and the making of clothing. it is a strictly urban place, much like a victorian-era london. its houses are cramped and close together, and the district holds the strong scent of the many factories that its industries depend on. it has one of the laregst tesserae claim lists. this is another district with a mix of - often outlandish - modern and traditional names, sometimes blending the two. (ex: paylor, twill, woof, cecelia, bonnie)
+ district nine
district nine is another particularly urban district, though it has a marginal amount of wealth compared to districts like eight and seven, giving it a middling income. its industry is grain, which is produced and distributed to all the districts, allowing them all to produce their most popular food source: bread. it is an important district, yet it has a small pool of victors, which can possibly be attributed to its urban areas and lack of natural experience.
+ district ten
the main industry in district ten is livestock. it is vital in panem, due to the distribution of meat. it is another district of average to low wealth, and is a mixture of urban and rural areas. everything about the district is decidedly average, right down to the number of victors. the district is restless and ready to assist and be involved in the uprisings. the names are reasonably normal, yet they follow a rather higher class 21st century american pattern. (ex: dalton, etc)
+ district eleven
on a poverty level with district eight, district eleven specialises in agriculture. its inhabitants are mainly dark-skinned. it is a reasonably large district, yet it is forced under the capitol's rule. almost everything from each harvest goes to the capitol, causing a great deal of malnutrition in the district. its peacekeepers are particularly strict and cruel, and operate on a public punishment regime. if anyone is seen to take from the harvests, they are publicly whipped and torture is not uncommon. naming patterns are similar to their harvests and are very agricultural in basis. (ex: rue, thresh, chaff, seeder)
+ district twelve
undisputedly the poorest of all of the districts, even the "wealthy" of district twelve are not all that rich, and earn just enought to get by. this wealthier section is known as the merchant sector. the poorer section is called the seam, and is almost a slum. typically, those from the seam have darker hair and eyes, while the merchants are lighter haired and skinned.the district often doesn't have any power and the electrical fences around the district are mostly turned off, meaning that some inhabitants can escape into the woods to hunt. the district has the highest rate of starvation, and its people are mostly fed due to the existence of a black market, known as the hob. its main industry is coal mining, though it has a considerable amount of medicines as well. in the hunger games, twelve is at the biggest disadvantage, since the children learn nothing of their district's main trade until they turn eighteen, which is above reaping age. there have only ever been four victors from district twelve, two of whom won on a stroke of luck. only three of those victors are still alive - two males and a female. due to the lack of food and resource in the district, its few peacekeepers are usually open to bending the rules and do not operate on a policy of punishment where poaching is involved. names follow patterns depending on their parents' trades (ex: baker's son; peeta. doctor's daughter: katniss, primrose)
+ district thirteen
supposedly obliterated during the first rebellion, district thirteen were the manufacturers of nuclear weapons. they threatened to nuke the capitol unless they were given their freedom, so they capitol allowed them to go underground and make a new life for themselves...then they bombed the top and recorded the footage, allowing everyone else in panem to believe that they were no more. in fact, they were actively trying to bring the capitol down, by plotting with victors and secret rebel schemes. they have been instrumental in the rebllions, yet they are almost as bad as the capitol in their militance and ruthlessness, and offer no sentimentality or lenience.
the reaping does have options. if a child is picked, another can volunteer to go in their place and they are instantly replaced as tribute, no questions asked. this is commonplace in the career districts, where the more experienced fighters will volunteer to go so that they have a larger chance of winning.
basically the police force. an oppression force who report back to the capitol. only in district twelve do they show any lenience, and that is not well-known by the capitol.
* career tribute pack:
those in districts 1, 2 + 4 who are reaped often band together to ensure that one of them win. district four are the most likely to refuse or not end up in the pack. those from 1 + 2 are always in the career pack.
the capitol offers a service, in which children of reaping age can take out extra food for their families. one tessera provides enough grain and oil for one person for a month. every month, it is replenished. a tessera lasts for a year. one tessera means one extra entry into the reaping, making the chances of being picked much larger. you can take out as many tesserae as is needed, but each one means another entry. if you took an extra one out in your first year in the reaping, by your last year, there would be twenty-four entires with your name.
* the reaping:
children from the ages of twelve to eighteen can be reaped. the ceremony involves all the district's children in one area, with a stage. they are separated by gender and then age brackets. it is a day where all the children wear their best clothes for luck, and is an evening of celebration for those who are not chosen. each year, the amount of entries your name has adds up.
first year: one entry ; second year: two entries ; etc