Male and Female Names of Hurricanes

The mystical system of naming the hurricanes has baffled many regular readers and weather followers on the internet. Where do the names come from? Who is in charge of assigning any name to current hurricanes?

There actually is a system of naming the hurricanes and it is implemented every year.

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The list of names used to be composed of female names only. It is now rotated with the male names intertwined within the list. The depletion of available names is not anticipated.

The National Weather Service has ensured an ample base of nomenclature extending to Greek alphabet. Every language may be targeted for new names and new styles.

Storm warnings are not assigned any names until they turn into hurricanes, tornados or cyclones. There is one common denominator.

All of the hurricane names appear to be assigned in alphabetical order and they are not recycled for a period of six years.

2012 Hurricane Names

Alberto
Beryl
Chris
Debby
Ernesto
Florence
Gordon
Helene
Isaac
Joyce
Kirk
Leslie
Michael
Nadine
Oscar
Patty
Rafael
Sandy
Tony
Valerie
William

2012 hurricane Names: Tony Valerie William?

2012 hurricane Names: Tony Valerie William?