Its Friday - random thought!!
Would you name your child after a disaster — personally I wouldn’t. Several babies were born during Cyclone Yasi and I believe two were not named after the cyclone, however one couple did “Dakota Yasi”. I am not sure if this is a good thing as she will be forever linked to the cyclone and I’m not sure if this is positive. And knowing how kids get teased at school, I wonder if she will be teased for being named after a cyclone. Kids can be so cruel.
Did you know you can request a name to be added to the cyclone list of names —would you? I thought about my son’s name which is quite unusual and he would think it was really cool —but according to the Australian Bureau of Meteorology it can take up to 50 years before your requested name is allocate to a cyclone — my son would be almost 70 and I would be dead!!
This link is quite interesting if you want to know how cyclones are named and selected (information). I like to keep everyone informed!!
And this is something I sort of knew: hurricanes, cyclones and typhoons are all the same, but have different names depending on where they are located on the planet.
- hurricane - the North Atlantic Ocean, the Northeast Pacific Ocean east of the dateline, or the South Pacific Ocean east of 160E
- typhoon - the Northwest Pacific Ocean west of the dateline
- severe tropical cyclone - the Southwest Pacific Ocean west of 160E or Southeast Indian Ocean east of 90E
- severe cyclonic storm - the North Indian Ocean
- tropical cyclone - the Southwest Indian Ocean