Friday, September 30, 2005

Do they skip Q?

This will be my one and only post about hurricanes.

Based on my limited understand, I though hurricanes were named alternately male & female. Then each season starts with the alternate gender (I love saying alternate gender) from the previous year.

So why isn’t Rita named Reggie?

Let’s look at this, shall we:

K Katrina
L Male
M Female
N Male
O Ophelia
P Male
Q Female
R Male

Is Rita a male name in some cultures? Is it just too hard to come up with enough "Q" names? And who decides those names anyway?

5 comments:

mrtl said...

Looks like they skip several letters. Atlantic Hurricane Names (look - it's FEMA, and it's helpful! go figure)

M&Co. said...

I thought they skipped Q because it's hard to come up with names, male or female.

M&Co. said...

I thought they skipped Q because it's hard to come up with names, male or female.

Misfit Hausfrau said...

I could only think of Queenie or Quaalude for names, so I guess that's out!

Homestead said...

Babycenter.com's namefinder only has 23 "Q" names.... And there is no "Q" on the telephone number pad.

And, officially, our next child will be named Quaalude.... male or female.