What Would You Name the Hurricanes?

hurricaneThe six-month Atlantic hurricane season begins today. Here are this year’s hurricane names: Arlene, Bret, Cindy, Don, Emily, Franklin, Gert, Harvey, Irene, Jose, Katia, Lee, Maria, Nate, Ophelia, Philippe, Rina, Sean, Tammy, Vince and Whitney.

Gawker’s Brian Moylan “decided to take a stab at replacing this year’s list of stormy monikers with some that feel a bit more current.” Here’s what he came up with: Aiden, Belle, Cassidy, Diabolique, Egg McMuffin, Franco, Gaga, Hailey, IMDb, Jose (we’re keeping that for multicultural purposes), Kal-El, LV Louis Vuitton, Moroccan, Neruda, Oprah, Palin, Real Housewife, Snooki, Twitpic, Victory and Wintour.

If you could choose this year’s hurricane names, which names would be on the list?

(If you want to follow the NHC’s pattern properly, remember to alternate between female and male names. Otherwise, choose whatever names you like.)

Sources: National Hurricane Center, HuffPo


4 thoughts on “What Would You Name the Hurricanes?

  1. I felt the names should be scarier, it’s hard to be frightened of Don.
    Ahab
    Bellatrix
    Cruella
    Darth
    Ebenezer
    Freddy
    Godzilla
    Hannibal
    Iago
    Jaws
    Khan
    Lex
    Maleficent
    Nero
    Oddjob
    Pennywise
    Regan
    Sauron
    Terminator
    Voldemort
    Wednesday

  2. I just hope Irene and Ophelia are small, minimally destructive hurricanes…. Same with Franklin…

    I do believe they should choose worse names though, there are so many unattractive names around, or names with negative connotations already in place, and they should use those!

  3. Here are the hurricane names for 2016:

    Alex
    Bonnie
    Colin
    Danielle
    Earl
    Fiona
    Gaston
    Hermine
    Ian
    Julia
    Karl
    Lisa
    Matthew
    Nicole
    Otto
    Paula
    Richard
    Shary
    Tobias
    Virginie
    Walter

    No “Real Housewife” yet, but maybe one day!

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