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Hurricanes: Why do they call them using female names ?


Why are hurricanes mostly called using female names like Katrina, Arlene, Bret, Cindy, Emily, Franklin, Irene, Jose, Katia, Lee, Maria, Nate, Ophelia, Philippe, Rina, Sean, Tammy, Whitney ?

 

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    agusfanani 4 years ago

    Hi joanwz, I like your answers, thank you..


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    agusfanani 4 years ago

    I really have something new here from your answer, specially from the first paragraph. Thank you very much for your answer.

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    agusfanani 4 years ago

    Yes, you're right. Thank you for your answer.

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    agusfanani 4 years ago

    Yes, you're right but it seems that female names are preferable to be used. Thank you for your answer.

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    agusfanani 4 years ago

    Thank you for your answer. Yes, some are male names but the majority is female names.