Who names hurricanes? Clearly no one in the fashion industry or celebrity publicists. I mean… Irene? Wouldn’t you just love to sit in on the meetings at the National Weather Center when they decide what to name the damn things? Surely it is nothing like when young newlyweds discover they are are pregnant and begin the painstaking process of deciding what to name the unborn child. Whose dead grandparent, whose godfather, godmother, favorite aunt or uncle, all of whom are deceased. No, when it comes to naming a hurricane, the ugliest names are up for grabs. Here are a few beauties:
I don’t get it. Names are such an important thing. For kids, they have get “a great name”. In the Jewish tradition, the child can only be named after someone who is deceased. But old Jewish names from Eastern Europe are so horrendous, that they end up using the first letter of the dearly departed, because no one is naming their daughter Bronia. That is not gonna happen. What they end up with is Baily, as in, Baily Serena Morgenstern.