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Here's What Your Storm Name Says About You

By fionnuala

December 20, 2016 at 12:18am


Met Eireann and the British Met Office have revealed the names of 2017's storm systems.

Building on the success of the first season of the scheme, the public have again suggested names for wind storms with the potential to cause substantial impact.

The offices say the project was largely welcomed with enthusiasm, and thousands of names were suggested.

2017 will see systems named as follows:

  • Angus
  • Barbara
  • Conor
  • Doris
  • Ewan
  • Fleur
  • Gabriel
  • Holly
  • Ivor
  • Jacqui
  • Kamil
  • Louise
  • Malcolm
  • Natalie
  • Oisin
  • Penelope
  • Robert
  • Susan
  • Thomas
  • Valerie
  • Wilbert

Unlucky to any Quentins, Ursulas, Xaviers, Yosefs or Zeldas - they don't include those letters.

So, if you're one of the lucky few to share your name with a storm, what does that say about you?


Big fan of steak. Will more than likely leave the country in unrecognisable state after it hits, as it has done to Two And A Half Men actor Angus T. Jones.

(Yes, this is Alan's son. Seriously).



The words 'loud' and 'shrill' are thrown about to describe her... And those are both accurate descriptions. Larger-than-life with a lasting legacy, you'll be hearing this through the windows.



A mad-hyped storm that ends up turning into a bit of a breezy day - will inevitably remind you of that guy you got with in Coppers who talked a big game but inevitably used the old washing machine technique when he got to your mouth.


Strong. Powerful. Brooding. The one you love to hate and hate to love.



Cold. Like, really, really cold. Might even send a... shiver down your spine (we're so sorry).


It's the kind of storm that will break your umbrella and leave you soaked to the skin, but will make you appreciate the shower so much more when you're home.

Basically, will you fuck you up, but in the best possible way. 


Consistent and reliable, Robert will be exactly what the weather forecaster's predict he'll be. 

He's never one to disappoint, and you can always rely on him for a performance.

Robbie Keane


Valerie is a wet one, and has a name for making her way around the country ... Not that there's anything wrong with that, mind (we'd never storm-shame).

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