So, the Met Office ran a competition to find suitable male and female names for future storms. Strong names, resonant of gales, thunder and lightning; names that would make you sit up and take notice. That's what they wanted. I had a little think, and sent off my suggestions: Boudicaa, Thor, Walkyrie and Kara - warrior names; names that might make you tremble a little. What did they choose? Storm Nigel, Katie, Steve, Barney and Wendy! Storm in a teacup, more like! As if I'm going to batten down the hatches when I hear storm Nigel's on its way.