Now the best of the rest…
After receiving thousands of suggestions for names, this week we announced the official list of storm names that will be used for autumn/winter 2015-16. The list ranges from Abigail, through Gertrude and Tegan to Wendy, but what about the more creative names that were put forward by the UK and Irish public?
There were plenty of more imaginative ideas sent in which we’d like to share with you and say thanks for getting behind the project and contributing.
Some people suggested themes: leaf shaker, leaf stripper, branch wobbler, trunk trembler, root ripper, armegeddon!
There were lots of votes for using tree and flower names such as: Alder, Blackthorn, Cypress, Ivy, Juniper, Oak, Poplar, Yew.
Greek Gods and Goddesses were also popular along with characters from Shakespeare’s plays and other literature: Prospero, Zeus, Apollo, Puck, Beowulf, Hannibal, Macbeth.
Cartoon and film characters also featured in the ideas along with using colours: Zebedee, Bilbo, Baldrick, Smaug, Kraken.
Here’s a selection of Tweets we received:
— Paddington (@paddingtonbear) September 8, 2015
Hurricane Tetley if it’s a storm in a teacup. Unless it’s a Typhoo-n of course. #nameourstorms
— Will Cameron (@willicm) September 8, 2015
#nameourstorms In A Teacup
— Freya (@speelingmstake) September 8, 2015
— Joe Warplanes (@doitlots) September 9, 2015