Why do hurricanes have female names?

@kripa_db (578)
India
August 29, 2011 8:23am CST
Hurricane Irene hit the US coast. It did do damage but thankfully has weakened now. So i happened to read about hurricanes and observed that almost all that have occurred have female names like Irene, Katrina, Linda, etc. Why do you think they have female names?
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5 responses
• Bangladesh
29 Aug 11
I think they are like woman.We do not know when they will come to us like woman and they destroy our life as woman. As all woman are not same,so all hurricanes are not same.Sometime it weakened as you told.
• United States
29 Aug 11
I don't think women ruin guys life, your the ones who decided to marry us!
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• Bangladesh
29 Aug 11
I was just kidding buddy.
• United States
29 Aug 11
I think they might have male storms, though I'm not sure. I wonder why we even name them at all, but I guess it's easier for the public to keep track of them. I think the names are kind of homely though, I think we should give them more common names, such as Shaniqua and Lafondria.
@kripa_db (578)
• India
30 Aug 11
Like you said i think it becomes easier to track them.
@bretay61 (723)
• United States
29 Aug 11
I say it's because we have to go in and show them whose boss every now and then.lol.Just joking to any males reading this.No offense.
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
9 Sep 11
We need to keep that a secret..we let guys think they are in control because they need the ego stroking, but really the woman is in control..if she is clever.
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@stary1 (6622)
• United States
9 Sep 11
Here is the list for 2012 Alberto Beryl Chris Debby Ernesto Florence Gordon Helene Isaac Joyce Kirk Leslie Michael Nadine Oscar Patty Rafael Sandy Tony Valerie William
• United States
30 Aug 11
I was wondering the same thing. I think they should have a combination of names of both men and women. What do you think? Should it be all men? All women names or both?