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Disaster Names for People

Name people after natural disasters
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We give huricanes human names. Many mountains and volcanoes have human names of some sort. The practice can work both ways. Let's start naming our children after natural disasters:

Twister Smith

Earthquake Stokes

Tidal Wave Burke

If we feel like there aren't enough general disasters to use, we can start using specific incidents or disasters other than natural ones:

Mount St. Helena's Eruption Murphy

Challenger Explosion Gates

smizzou, Jun 28 2001

El Nino http://www.pmel.noa.../el-nino-story.html
Not to be confused with Al Nino. [mrkillboy, Jun 28 2001, last modified Oct 21 2004]


       erm... Id rather not be called any of them...
RobertKidney, Jun 28 2001

       I gather you haven't heard of the Snarfy Custard Factory explosion of 1964...
snarfyguy, Jun 28 2001

       Hurricane Carter. Should include minor events for people without overblown egos: Light Drizzle McDougal, Foggy Marx.
Dog Ed, Jun 28 2001

       That's "Mount St. Helens", not "St. Helena's".
egnor, Jun 28 2001

       One of my favorite stories I've heard is how an American man called Al Nino gets abuse from people affected by the El Nino phenomenon.
mrkillboy, Jun 29 2001

       Like the sisters: Hope, Faith, Charity, Joy and Trauma
lsenater, Sep 26 2001

       Just call me Squall Arghblah.
arghblah, Sep 26 2001

       Halifax AfroAssault?
wiml, Sep 30 2001

       souffle po
po, Sep 30 2001

       Avalanche Froggy
Shz, Jan 14 2003

       This is sort of baked in the slowest and dullest game in the world, snooker. Two of it's most famous proponents being 'Hurricane' Higgins and 'Whirlwind' White. Though these are nicknames rather than their actual given names.

To my mind they would be more correctly designated as 'Light Breeze' and 'Gentle Zephyr'. And as for the infamous Eddie Charlton. 'Continental Drift' would seem appropriate.
DrBob, Jan 14 2003

       thumbwax Meltdown
thumbwax, Jan 31 2003

       Sounds like something particularly obnoxious from McDonalds. I'll have that with fries, please.
DrBob, Jan 31 2003

       Cyclone Cindy, Twister Twyla, Gale Gail.
bristolz, Jan 31 2003

hippo, Jan 31 2003

       // Halifax AfroAssault? //   

       I just got that now. A year and a half later...
waugsqueke, Jan 31 2003

       I once saw an Oprah episode with a guy who legally changed his name to "Bass Fishing In The Rivers Of America". Not really a disaster, but I did have this horrible experience with a treble hoook once...
RMNixon, Jan 31 2003

       Gail <hah>
po, Jan 31 2003

       They give hurricanes names, like Andy, and Bob (why the fuck they gave it that name) why not tornadoes?   

bristolz, Mar 08 2004

       Twister Smith would be a great name for a rockabilly guitar player.
doctorremulac3, Sep 27 2007

       Avalanche Blob . . . kind of has a ring to it.
Brett-Blob, Sep 27 2007

       Plague David, Blight Johnson, George W Bushfire.
marklar, Sep 27 2007

       Blair Blair.
MaxwellBuchanan, Sep 27 2007

       I have a good friend named Katrina. Now everybody knows how to spell her name.
normzone, Sep 28 2007


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