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Stormy...Season Coming

Better names for storms
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Honestly, hurricane names suck. The safely named, innocuous Sandy did billions in damage and possibly cost Mitt Romney the election - gotta have a better set of names than that.

I propose that the weather agency gods that come up with said names drop their baby naming dictionaries, and instead use a set of rules similar to the naming of racehorses.

With the theoretically worsening weather, this way you can also come up with great race horse graphics about which one was an impotent dud of unrealized expectations, and which one was storm is the worst of all time.

theircompetitor, May 05 2018

To wit https://www.npr.org...r-naming-racehorses
[theircompetitor, May 05 2018]

Storm's a Comin https://www.npr.org...st-in-snl-cold-open
[theircompetitor, May 06 2018]

Metal Map http://www.metal-graph.com/
All the Norwegian Metal bands [Cuit_au_Four, May 06 2018]


       Why not crowd-source the names?   

       Once we've got "Stormy McStormface" and its ilk out of the way, the level of creativity is bound to rise, provided reusing old names is forbidden.
Wrongfellow, May 05 2018

       If this is reference to the orange-faced one, my advice would to make a clean breast of it.
not_morrison_rm, May 05 2018

       Following theircompetitor's link I found there was a horse named 50 Shades of Hay ...
not_morrison_rm, May 05 2018

       Had "The Flash" yesterday : walked into the vet's in sunny, clear sky weather. Chatting with the desk-guy for a few minutes, then turn around and look outside.   

       Where it's raining, sideways. Small monsoon hit the area; 120kph winds, power outage to 200,000.
FlyingToaster, May 05 2018

       Can we name one Stephanie Clifford?   

       And are there rules for naming the BeeGee’s?
RayfordSteele, May 05 2018

       I say we take Norwegian Death Metal band names because they are both plentiful and appropriate [link].
Cuit_au_Four, May 06 2018

       According to that map, there are more metal bands in Norway than there are Norwegians.   

       (Off-topic aside: Norwegian names are ambiguous, in that they change in unpredictable and inconsistent ways upon coming of age; and also in that some characters in the Norwegian alphabet are interchangeable. Moreover, it is common to give children the same given name as their parents and/or siblings. As a result, the Norwegian census is notoriously unreliable, and has an accuracy of ±10% in most districts.)
MaxwellBuchanan, May 06 2018

       And this is a problem because ... ?   

       // crowd-source the names .... the level of creativity is bound to rise. //   

       You're relying on the creativity of the general public, or more specifically the segment with too much time on their hands and an addiction to the internet ?   

       What's wrong with this picture ?
8th of 7, May 06 2018

       OK ...   

       <Turns on spectrophotometer, takes reading/>   

       <Adjusts white balance/>   

       How's that, now ? Better or worse ?
8th of 7, May 06 2018

       Brexit and nationalist trends are not going to help the white balance, either.
RayfordSteele, May 06 2018

       Or maybe we could use the names of porn stars (Stormy Daniels). Hell, just choose a new theme every year and go with it.
Cuit_au_Four, May 07 2018

       It still seems a bit pinkish on my screen...   

       //And are there rules for naming the BeeGee’s?   

       Huh Don't they already have names? Did their management just go point at one of the (alleged) band and say "Hey, you over there"?
not_morrison_rm, May 07 2018

       I think it was rather like the rule for naming Voldemort. "Don't."
RayfordSteele, May 07 2018

       // Hell, just choose a new theme every year and go with it. //   

       "This year, storms will be named after 14th-century Javanese poets" ?
8th of 7, May 07 2018


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