Courtesy of about.com
There are 6 lists of names the are used each year for storms. The names remain on the list until there is a devastating storm, then the name is retired. So, we will never have another Hurricane Katrina. For reference, here is our list of storms for 2007
2007 Hurricane Names
In looking through this list, I am extremely curious how one arrives at these names. Van? Pablo? Humberto? What on earth….?
Out of curiosity, I looked up the number of names that start with the letter A. According to Babynames.com, there are about 540 girl names and about 325 boy names. Now, of course some of those names have been retired, but is also leaves a lot of room to add another name.
And so, my charge…..Can we please come up with some new lists of names? These six lists are getting old. Perhaps, add some names that don’t raise eyebrows quite so much?