Today I'll be looking at some of the tropical cyclone names for this upcoming year. To give context for why this information is important for naming - in 2005, Katrina was on the top 1000 at #246. By 2013, it was off the list entirely. So if you're thinking of choosing one of these names this year, maybe have a backup handy.
I've also included notes for some of the lesser-known names!
Gaston - Meaning "the foreigner", this name actually ranked in the US top 1000 until the 1930's.
Hermine - Many origin possibilities, but too dated to be used as an alternative for Hermione.
Shary - Variations of Shari fell out by the 1990's.
Virginie - Super-cute French form of Virginia - if it's not used for a storm, go for it!
Eastern North Pacific Names
Blas - The Spanish variation of Blaise, but doesn't look quite finished to an English speaker.
Darby - This name means "from the deer town".
Orlene - First time I've seen another vowel take the place of the A in Arlene.
Paine - No records of this as a first name, and I'm not surprised.
Do you think any of these names could weather bad press? Tell me in the comments!