Thursday, August 31, 2006


Just when I think they've run out of good ones, our co-blogger finally gets a hurricane named after him (fortunately, or unfortunately, it doesn't look to be a scary one). My other co-blogger and myself are not up for the honor until 2009.

Here's my favorite naming flotsam and jetsam:
  • Baby name popularity over time.
  • Surname incidence in the UK (1881 and 1998 so you can see how your kinfolk spread or died out) and a rudimentary distribution application for the US.
UPDATE: One problem with publishing hurricane names years out into the future: it attracts scammers. Potential hurricane web site names have been snapped up, ready to be unleashed on the concerned citizenry when the next big one strikes.


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