With all of the talk of hurricanes this year, I know I’ve had a few conversations with people about how hurricanes are named. This site has a really good explanation of how it all works. There are six lists in rotation, and they are reused every six years. “The only time a new name is added is if a hurricane is very deadly or costly. Then the name is retired and a new name is chosen.” I wonder if Charley, Francis or Ivan will be retired now? [via Just Jill]
I didn’t even think to look up my first name last night! Christine is the 43rd most popular female first name in the United States. In case you were wondering there is a Christine, North Dakota (I was born in ND) and a Christine, Texas. Both are rather tiny towns. Thanks Laura for reminding me to look up my first name!