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Storm Nigel on approach!

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Dunteachin, Oct 20, 2015.

  1. Dunteachin

    Dunteachin Star commenter

    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.
    kibosh likes this.
  2. rosievoice

    rosievoice Star commenter

    A Nigel could be fiercer than a Kevin.....
    kibosh likes this.
  3. Spiritwalkerness

    Spiritwalkerness Star commenter

    The public gets what the public wants. Think people were asked to vote (from a given list mind you)
  4. Dunteachin

    Dunteachin Star commenter

    They weren't asked to vote from a given list. They just said send us your ideas. So, I did.
  5. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    Since England's weather is mainly from the West we could send you Finn MacCool and Cuchulainn.
    Rhoswen77 and kibosh like this.
  6. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    I'm going underground.
  7. monicabilongame

    monicabilongame Star commenter

    That would be wintry weather, going by the name then?
    kibosh likes this.
  8. Spiritwalkerness

    Spiritwalkerness Star commenter

    Pick a prize...anything from the bottom shelf.
  9. rachelpaula008

    rachelpaula008 Star commenter

    Let's stop with first names, as they're too over-familiar. I'd like a formal approach.

    For a freezing weather storm front I'd like -

    Ms Chapel Hatpegs
    Mr Frozen McDongalies

    Easily understood, particularly if the weather person uses both terms. Actually thinking this could really help the BBC weather in their whole ethos of 'balance'.
  10. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    :D I'd forgotten that phrase even existed!

    I like the idea of the weather lady/man saying "We might be getting a visit from Ms. Chapel Hatpegs in the next few days and she might even bring her friend Mr. Brass-Monkey".
    kibosh and Dunteachin like this.
  11. sabrinakat

    sabrinakat Star commenter

    My toddler is named Finn; he is indeed a force of nature.....if only I could harness his power for good, not chaos.

    damnant quid non intellegunt
  12. Rhoswen77

    Rhoswen77 Established commenter

    Is Kevin a favourite name then?
  13. maurice-r

    maurice-r Established commenter

    No Hurricane Ahmed? I'm offended.
  14. Dunteachin

    Dunteachin Star commenter

    I didn't send in Kevin but I think it's been chosen. There's a full list somewhere.
    I was disappointed to see such ordinary names for a great force of nature, hence my own suggestions. Which I thought were rather inspired!:)
    kibosh likes this.
  15. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    Having experienced Hurricane Charley first-hand in 2004 it's difficult to imagine getting too worked up about Storm Nigel.

    However if someone told me Storm Thatcher was on the way I'd know the country was screwed and would head for the hills. The naming process needs more imagination applying to it.
    HelenREMfan and kibosh like this.
  16. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    Hurricane Hitler and Storm Stalin
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  17. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    That's more like it - Tropical Storm B*stard, Hurricane Vinnie, Storm Tyson, maybe even Deepening Depression Marvin. Tap into the popular psyche.
    kibosh and monicabilongame like this.

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