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#41 Postby SouthFloridian92 » Fri Jun 28, 2013 4:24 pm

Worst names:
Rina
Gustav
Beryl
Chantal
Lorenzo
Humberto
Christbol
Isidore
Fabian
Henri (because of the "I")
Gaston
Hermine
Gert
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Paloma
Erika (don't like the "K")
Claudette
Hermine
Shary
Bret
Katia
Philippe (don't like spelling)
Kirk
Rafael
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Re: Coolest and worst hurricane names you've ever heard

#42 Postby Cleveland Kent Evans » Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:01 am

Henri and Philippe are the normal French forms of those names and are on the lists precisely because they are "French" and the idea when the WMO officially took over tropical storm naming was to include names that would be "French" and "Spanish" identified since those are the official languages of many countries around the Caribbean that are affected by Atlantic storms.

If you look at the official pronunciation guide you will see that those names are supposed to be pronounced in the French way (ahn-REE and fee-LEEP) and are not supposed to be said as English "Henry" and "Philip."

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/pdf/aboutnames_ ... e_atlc.pdf
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Re: Coolest and worst hurricane names you've ever heard

#43 Postby LaBreeze » Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:27 pm

Agree with Rita being a bad name (although she hit us pretty hard), but I always liked what a neighbor of mine painted on one of his boards covering his window - he wrote "No, we asked for a Marga-rita." :)
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#44 Postby RainbowAppleJackDash » Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:27 pm

SouthFloridian92 wrote:Worst names:
Rina
Gustav
Beryl
Chantal
Lorenzo
Humberto
Christbol
Isidore
Fabian
Henri (because of the "I")
Gaston
Hermine
Gert
Ingrid
Fay
Paloma
Erika (don't like the "K")
Claudette
Hermine
Shary
Bret
Katia
Philippe (don't like spelling)
Kirk
Rafael


You've GOT to be kidding, right? The Erika spelling is WAYYY better than Erica.
Katia is one of THE BEST NAMES EVER on the list.
Claudette is super-cool.
Humberto? Never mind, #YOLO I kinda do agree that that name is slighty annoying though. It might get to people when you hear this on the news:
"HURRICANE HUMBERTO MAKES IT RAIN CATS AND DOGS IN FLORIDA!"
Lol.
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Re: Coolest and worst hurricane names you've ever heard

#45 Postby RainbowAppleJackDash » Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:27 pm

LaBreeze wrote:Agree with Rita being a bad name (although she hit us pretty hard), but I always liked what a neighbor of mine painted on one of his boards covering his window - he wrote "No, we asked for a Marga-rita." :)


Lol!
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Re: Coolest and worst hurricane names you've ever heard

#46 Postby tatertawt24 » Fri Jan 03, 2014 1:45 am

Always thought Sandy was a pretty lame name for such a strong storm. I wish it had occurred later so it could be called Tony, Valerie, or William. Those are all great names.

Also, I'm pretty sure on the first few pages of the Katrina advisories thread somebody said something to the effect of "Katrina is such a pretty name... you can't be so bad, can you? :lol: " It was actually kind of eerie.

And I hate that the 2005 Azores Subtropical Storm wasn't named until postseason... if it had been named Tammy, Wilma would have been ALPHA, which would have been perfect. :D The strongest in the Atlantic basin... The Queen! The Alpha Hurricane. :lol:
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#47 Postby Hammy » Fri Jan 03, 2014 3:20 pm

tatertawt24 wrote:And I hate that the 2005 Azores Subtropical Storm wasn't named until postseason... if it had been named Tammy, Wilma would have been ALPHA, which would have been perfect. :D The strongest in the Atlantic basin... The Queen! The Alpha Hurricane. :lol:


then we wouldn't have had 2005 go from A to Z for first and last storm :wink:
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Re: Coolest and worst hurricane names you've ever heard

#48 Postby FireRat » Mon Aug 18, 2014 3:13 am

Among the Coolest:
Tobias (2016)
Wilma
Lenny
Igor
Bertha
Charley
Andrew
Mitch
Cleo
Katrina
Ivan
Dog
King
Epsilon
Omar
Jerry
Marco
Fiona

Eh...:
Virginie
Nate
Philippe
Hanna
Rina
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Re: Coolest and worst hurricane names you've ever heard

#49 Postby OuterBanker » Mon Aug 18, 2014 5:31 am

Without a doubt the dumbest hurricane name was "Bob". Thank God it was retired after it's first use.
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Re: Coolest and worst hurricane names you've ever heard

#50 Postby Hurricaneman » Mon Aug 18, 2014 6:42 am

OuterBanker wrote:Without a doubt the dumbest hurricane name was "Bob". Thank God it was retired after it's first use.


actuallly it was used 3 times and became a hurricane all 3 times
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Re: Coolest and worst hurricane names you've ever heard

#51 Postby wxman57 » Mon Aug 18, 2014 8:24 am

Short lists...

Best - Igor

Worst - Georges & Isaias (Ike's replacement), pronounced ees-ah-EE'-us.

I almost hope we get to the 9th storm this year (Isaias), even though it will mean losing the office hurricane pool for me. ;-) Would be fun to hear the media mispronounce the name...
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Re: Coolest and worst hurricane names you've ever heard

#52 Postby OuterBanker » Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:25 am

wxman57 wrote:Short lists...

Best - Igor

Worst - Georges & Isaias (Ike's replacement), pronounced ees-ah-EE'-us.

I almost hope we get to the 9th storm this year (Isaias), even though it will mean losing the office hurricane pool for me. ;-) Would be fun to hear the media mispronounce the name...


Geeze Wxman what a horrible name.

I see it mispronounced as a biblical prophet (I know there's no h, but that won't stop them).

Or worse yet, as a current terrorist group.
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#53 Postby northjaxpro » Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:47 am

I remembered Hurricane Hortense in 1996. I absolutely thought that was the worse name ever used by the NHC and still do to this day. I also wasn't crazy about Georges as well.
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Re: Coolest and worst hurricane names you've ever heard

#54 Postby somethingfunny » Mon Aug 18, 2014 3:57 pm

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Re: Coolest and worst hurricane names you've ever heard

#55 Postby Iune » Mon Aug 18, 2014 4:20 pm

The SWIO back in the 1980's had some "interesting" storms when they used Malagasy names such as Krisostoma (1986) and Heliotrope (?) in 1976... they were really running out of good names until they started using African names as well. :P

For me at least, the Hawaiian names are generally the coolest, I'm a big fan of Iniki, Ioke, Kika, Iune (on the next CPac list, and also my username on many websites :D)), etc.

Worst would probably be Gonzalo IMO... I just don't see it as being a really "hurricane" name.
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#56 Postby xtyphooncyclonex » Mon Aug 18, 2014 4:46 pm

Cool
Ivan
Felix
Haiyan
Faxai
Mitag
Hagibis
Malakas
Talas
Utor
Etau
Vamco
Yagi
Usagi
Phailin
Rita
Arthur
Cindy
Dennis
Alex
Bonnie
Colin
Lorenzo
Katrina
Nana
Omar
Fiona
Gaston
Ioke
Hernan
Genevieve
Julio
Marie
Polo
Ike

Bad
Bertha
Chantal
Phet
Nargis
Erin
Philippe
Rina
Sandy
Cristobal
Nakri
Charley
Dalila
Paloma
Gustav
Dolly
Norbert
Odile
Hermine
Ana
Wilma
Dean
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#57 Postby Steve820 » Mon Aug 18, 2014 5:39 pm

My opinions on the names:

8-) Cool names (Atlantic):

*Dolly
*Gonzalo
*Kyle
*Nana
*Omar
*Sally
*Teddy
*Danny
*Fred
*Sam
*Wanda
*Alex
*Bonnie
*Igor
*Ian
*Karl
*Matthew
*Richard
*Tobias
*Franklin
*Jose
*Nate
*Sean
*Tammy
*Chris
*Ernesto
*Kirk
*Michael
*Nadine
*Oscar
*Patty
*Barry
*Humberto
*Jerry
*Lorenzo
*Nestor
*Pablo
*Tanya
*Van
*Wendy
*Wilma
*Ike
*Andrew
*Katrina
*Stan
*Dean
*Felix
*Charley
*Keith
*Juan
*Ivan
*Mitch

:grr: Bad names (Atlantic):

*Isaias
*Laura
*Rene
*Claudette
*Erika
*Teresa
*Paula
*Virginie
*Don
*Gert
*Philippe
*Rina
*Beryl
*Leslie
*Tony
*Valerie
*Chantal
*Dorian
*Erin
*Ingrid
*Melissa
*Olga
*Rebekah
*Hortense
*Noel
*Iris
*Georges
*Cesar
*David
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Re: Coolest and worst hurricane names you've ever heard

#58 Postby abajan » Tue Aug 19, 2014 4:33 am

Had the lists included Pacific cyclones too, I would have put Dog in my coolist category. :lol:
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#59 Postby xtyphooncyclonex » Tue Aug 19, 2014 4:47 am

BTW My second/middle name Philippe is used in the ATL, and my first name is also a hurricane but EPAC.
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Re: Coolest and worst hurricane names you've ever heard

#60 Postby HurricaneBill » Tue Aug 19, 2014 6:41 pm

Hurricaneman wrote:
OuterBanker wrote:Without a doubt the dumbest hurricane name was "Bob". Thank God it was retired after it's first use.


actuallly it was used 3 times and became a hurricane all 3 times


It also struck the US 3 times.

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