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AuntieStella Tue 20-Oct-15 12:31:16

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-34578310

The Met Office held a public vote to compile the next list for naming storms. Did anyone take part?

The results are: Abigail, Barney, Clodagh, Desmond, Eva, Frank, Gertrude, Henry, Imogen, Jake, Katie, Lawrence, Mary, Nigel, Orla, Phil, Rhonda, Steve, Tegan, Vernon and Wendy.

I can't quite imagine being lashed by a Nigel....

OneFlewOverTheDodosNest Tue 20-Oct-15 14:12:03

I can't quite imagine being lashed by a Nigel.... grin

helentheheron Tue 20-Oct-15 16:55:22

Oh dear God I do NOT want to be lashed by a Nigel!

Orla fits I think - sounds rather "whirly" to me.

squoosh Tue 20-Oct-15 17:58:48

Vernon is the name of man who spends his leisure time building garden sheds. More of a constructor than a wrecker.

dayslikethis Tue 20-Oct-15 18:10:56

I read this with interest - having lived in the US I am used to naming storms and I do think it works for making people more aware. I didn't actually realise it was a new thing here though. I remember Hurricane Charlie from the late 80s (or maybe very early 90s) making landfall in Northern Ireland and causing a small amount of damage and bringing some debris to the beach near us. I'm not convinced by some of the names though - I think they need to be well-used names which are familiar to all to really work and I'm not sure this whole list falls into that category. (Clodagh, Imogen & Tegan for instance aren't really massively common names throughout the whole of the UK) I like Barney, Desmond, Frank, Mary & Wendy the best.

EdithWeston Tue 20-Oct-15 18:39:16

I think we've named storms for yonks, but I'd not heard of a vote for which names go on the list before.

A-big-gail has to be the most apt, surely grin

reuset Tue 20-Oct-15 20:00:57

A-big-gail has to be the most apt, surely grin

grin Indeed!

Steve, Phil and Wendy don't spring to mind as good storm names, though confused Oh well

reuset Tue 20-Oct-15 20:01:58

A-big-gail has to be the most apt, surely grin

grin Indeed!

Steve, Phil and Wendy don't spring to mind as good storm names, though confused Oh well

reuset Tue 20-Oct-15 20:02:32

A-big-gail has to be the most apt, surely grin

grin Indeed!

Steve, Phil and Wendy don't spring to mind as good storm names, though confused Oh well

reuset Tue 20-Oct-15 20:04:45

What on earth happened there? I only pressed the big button once, honestly blush

EdithWeston Tue 20-Oct-15 21:09:24

I've seen lots of duplicate posts this evening. Usually I'd assume it's someone whose phone slipped, but I'm beginning to think there must be a gremlin running round MNHQ (possibly called Steve).

HackerFucker22 Tue 20-Oct-15 22:30:13

Wendy = Windy surely???

HackerFucker22 Tue 20-Oct-15 22:30:53

Wendy = Windy surely???

reuset Tue 20-Oct-15 23:22:28

It does of course. I realised that shortly after I posted. Not on form tonight!

reuset Tue 20-Oct-15 23:23:28

It does of course. I realised that shortly after I posted. Not on form tonight!

reuset Tue 20-Oct-15 23:24:03

Ah, more gremlins up thread. Not just me then <phew>

AuntieStella Tue 10-Nov-15 18:31:16

I've just seen the weather, with the first of the storm names!

Abigail is heading for Scotland

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-34777673

BertrandRussell Tue 10-Nov-15 18:33:23

"I can't quite imagine being lashed by a Nigel...."

So you've never been to the Conservative Party Conference then.....?

meditrina Tue 17-Nov-15 19:40:11

Did anyone take part in the vote?

And do they keep using the list until all names have gone, or will there be another vote for next season?

MitzyLeFrouf Tue 17-Nov-15 20:18:56

Why are they naming storms? I thought only hurricanes were given that honour.

WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Tue 17-Nov-15 20:27:01

How do you pronounce clodagh?

MitzyLeFrouf Tue 17-Nov-15 20:37:01

klo-da

klo to rhyme with slow

WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Tue 17-Nov-15 20:50:46

Thanks

eloquentlyineffable Tue 17-Nov-15 20:54:40

Was interested to see Abigail as it is my name - don't know whether to be offended or flattered!

PurpleGreenAvocado Wed 18-Nov-15 13:28:23

I think that one storm should be called Heinz....

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