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Coolest and worst hurricane names you've ever heard

#1 Postby Jim Cantore » Fri Feb 03, 2006 8:34 pm

for me...

Coolest

Ivan
Floyd
Isabel
Katrina
Claudette

Worst

Henri
Phillippe
Georges
Gaston
Christobal
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#2 Postby Dr. Jonah Rainwater » Fri Feb 03, 2006 9:15 pm

Hey, don't be hatin'! People speak French in Haiti, remember?
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#3 Postby HURAKAN » Fri Feb 03, 2006 10:31 pm

It's clear you don't like foreign names! :D :lol:
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#4 Postby Jim Cantore » Fri Feb 03, 2006 10:31 pm

By bad names I mean they just dont sound right as a hurricane

some of those bad ones are cool names but not on a hurricane

Its like naming a guy sally in simple terms
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#5 Postby Audrey2Katrina » Fri Feb 03, 2006 10:36 pm

Have to agree with ya, Floyd. Somehow or other I think I could've handled "George" better than Georges...LOL. I know, sounds parochial, but like you, I have nothing against the name per se; just doesn't smack of a good name for a 'cane IMO.

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#6 Postby Jim Cantore » Sun Feb 05, 2006 1:10 am

I think though by far the coolest hurricane name ever was Ivan
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#7 Postby WindRunner » Sun Feb 05, 2006 1:30 pm

I'm still looking for a Hurricane Vladimir . . .
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#8 Postby MiamiensisWx » Sun Feb 05, 2006 2:01 pm

What about Fabian? Fabian definately sounds like a powerful hurricane.
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#9 Postby NCHurricane » Sun Feb 05, 2006 2:53 pm

Epsilon - way cool 8-)
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#10 Postby JonathanBelles » Sun Feb 05, 2006 3:25 pm

phillippe...eww
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#11 Postby southerngale » Sun Feb 05, 2006 4:12 pm

CapeVerdeWave wrote:What about Fabian? Fabian definately sounds like a powerful hurricane.

Not to me. I can't help it but I always think of Fabio and I can't believe it's not butter!
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#12 Postby JtSmarts » Sun Feb 05, 2006 4:43 pm

Cool

Katrina
Ivan
Ernesto
Cristobal
Isabel
Wilma
Andrew
Gabriel
Mitch
Sebastien
Lorenzo

Not Cool
Henri
Charley
Arthur
Oscar
Wilfred
Otto
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#13 Postby rockyman » Sun Feb 05, 2006 5:43 pm

Hey, Floyd, other than yourself, have you ever known anyone "cool" named Floyd? Wasn't that barber in Andy Griffith named Floyd? :D
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#14 Postby Jim Cantore » Sun Feb 05, 2006 8:26 pm

My real name Isnt Floyd I just made my screename hurricane Floyd because it was the first full blown hurricane I remember and the worst I was in

some other cool names

Mitch (name sounds as mean as the storm)
Epsilon (a letter to name your kids after)
Camille (nice mean sound to it)
Gloria (name sounds meaner then the storm was)
Jeanne (Mean Jeanne how perfect)
Cindy (sounds nasty)
Issac (I can see this as a 5)
Tammy (Just like the name in this case)
Gertrude (fitting for a hurricane Gert-RUDE!
Iniki (has a nice ring to it)

Some more bad ones

Bob (how scary. not!)
Ethel (thats a good hurricane name on the day someone covivinces me it was ever a cat 5)
Fifi (even if it killed 5000 people it still sounds fruity for a hurricane)
Dolly (get real)
Fabian (one of the lamest ones ever, makes me think of fabio as someone previously mentioned, I got much better things to think about)


forgot the comments for my first list

Cool

Ivan (totally awsome, Ivan the terrible, just perfect)
Floyd (I named my pet Rabbit Floyd when I was 4, nice of him to pay me a visit from beyond the grave)
Isabel (Pretty name, intimmidateing at the same time, it always jumped out at me when I looked at that list)
Katrina (same as with Isabel, I always thought that it was destined for "greatness" in hurricane world)
Claudette (cool name)

lame

Henri (somehow I find this name hard to take seriously and even harder to avoid laughing at it)
Phillippe (before I saw it on the list, if someone told me this was a name I'd tell them they were nuts)
Georges (I always thought it was a plural form of George, took me 3 days to get it right)
Gaston (this is the most intimminating name on this list, and it aint very intimminating at all)
Christobal (before I saw it on the list, if someone told me this was a name I would have had them commited)


with those being foriegn names of course they sound strange to me, like a american name would sound to say a korean person, in a way they all have a uniqe ring to them, some of them are quite cool outside of hurricane world
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#15 Postby Jim Cantore » Sun Feb 05, 2006 8:41 pm

More Cool ones

Chantal (sounds cool on a hurricane)
Iris (sounds good on a hurricane)


more bad ones

Franklin (oh please, they replaced Floyd with this?)
Ernesto (sounds as strong as it was in 2000)
Gustav ( :roflmao: )
Noel (umm, suuuuuuuuure)
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#16 Postby wxwatcher91 » Sun Feb 05, 2006 8:44 pm

sorry but I think that the only reason some of the names sound "cool" or "right for a hurricane name" is because of the hurricanes history. look at the majority of the names... the main reason they sound "right" is because they are the names of the big storms and have been used over and over again so that it simply flows...

I suppose there ARE some exceptions though :wink:
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#17 Postby Jim Cantore » Sun Feb 05, 2006 8:45 pm

I'd say you'd be right 70% of the time
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#18 Postby conestogo_flood » Sun Feb 05, 2006 8:48 pm

I find that majority of the 2006 is awful.
Worst:
Alberto
Beryl
Chris
Debby
Ernesto
Florence
Gordon
Helene
Joyce
Kirk
Nadine
Oscar
Rafael

Coolest:
Ivan
Epsilon
Floyd
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#19 Postby JonathanBelles » Sun Feb 05, 2006 9:42 pm

conestogo_flood wrote:I find that majority of the 2006 is awful.
Worst:
Alberto
Beryl
Chris
Debby
Ernesto
Florence
Gordon
Helene
Joyce
Kirk
Nadine
Oscar
Rafael

Coolest:
Ivan
Epsilon
Floyd


agreed
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#20 Postby Jim Cantore » Sun Feb 05, 2006 9:43 pm

fact789 wrote:
conestogo_flood wrote:I find that majority of the 2006 is awful.
Worst:
Alberto
Beryl
Chris
Debby
Ernesto
Florence
Gordon
Helene
Joyce
Kirk
Nadine
Oscar
Rafael

Coolest:
Ivan
Epsilon
Floyd


agreed


ditto
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