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dave foster
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The Big Storm Naming Dilemma
      Mon Oct 10 2005 09:27 PM

I've heard a lot of people discussing the fact that we are running out of names for this season. When I discovered the naming plan subsequent to Wilma I was surprised by the notion of carrying on with letters from the Greek alphabet. I think the whole point of using common christian names is to make the storms memorable and, posssibly, to add some colour or character to them. The problem with using unique names such as 'alpha' will make it difficult when it comes to archiving, as some people have already mentioned. The fact that this season is turning out to be long on names is a concern since, if we are to believe all the stories of global warming, we may be in for many more of them, hence putting further pressure on the current naming convention.

So, I decided to think of what might be a better alternative.

I thought of the following:

1. Run through the season's names again appending the value 2 e.g. Katrina2
Obviously, this sounds a bit like movie re-hashing as in Jason37, but it would still lend character without confusing the issue regarding the storm it was referring to, for example, anyone that's seen Aliens knows perfecly well that Aliens2 is a different movie.

If anyone has any good ideas on the matter please feel free to comment and add to the list.

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Dave Foster
http://www.ascn92.dsl.pipex.com

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* The Big Storm Naming Dilemma dave foster Mon Oct 10 2005 09:27 PM
. * * Re: The Big Storm Naming Dilemma shannon   Thu Oct 20 2005 01:06 PM
. * * Re: The Big Storm Naming Dilemma Multi-Decadal Signal   Tue Oct 11 2005 05:46 PM
. * * Re: The Big Storm Naming Dilemma HanKFranK   Wed Oct 12 2005 12:54 PM
. * * Re: The Big Storm Naming Dilemma Margie   Sat Oct 15 2005 01:13 PM
. * * Re: The Big Storm Naming Dilemma NewWatcher   Thu Oct 13 2005 10:44 AM
. * * Re: The Big Storm Naming Dilemma Big Kahuna   Fri Oct 14 2005 01:53 PM

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