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Do you think Katrina is unusable?

  • childofthewaves
    childofthewaves
    Participant

    On nameberry it claims Katrina is now unusable due to the 2005 hurricane. What do you think? Just curious as to your thoughts.

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  • Inga
    Inga
    Participant

    I wouldn’t use it if you live in an area hit hard by the hurricane, but honestly my first thought, before I opened the thread, was “Why would Katrina be Unusable?”. I guess enough time has passed that I didn’t immediately think of the hurricane.

    childofthewaves
    childofthewaves
    Participant

    Yeah, I don’t really think it’s unusable, although it isn’t on my list of names I want to name my kids that doesn’t have anything to do with thinking it’s unusable.

    TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
    Participant

    I’m not sure. I’ve wondered that myself. I agree if you’re in an area that was hard hit by Katrina I’d avoid it. They need to stop naming storms after people; they ruin some good names that way. :p I do really like the name but I’m honestly not sure if it’s unusable or not. I think it’s probably OK though.

    NMteacher
    NMteacher
    Participant

    Nope. Some of my favorite people have that name, and I don’t think anything of it.

    yellowwatts
    yellowwatts
    Participant

    Well I didn’t even think of the hurricane when I read that but yes now I do. I don’t think I would deem it unusable though.

    TheWishingStar
    TheWishingStar
    Participant

    I think Katrina’s a pretty name, but I don’t think I would use it for that exact reason. The hurricane is still well within recent memory, and there’s still destruction from it. Plus you never know if your family might eventually end up in an area more sensitive to the name.

    Also, I know a girl named Camiell, born in the early ’90s, and people STILL hear the name and remember Hurricane Camille, which was in 1969! Like, people would ask her if she was named after the hurricane, over 30 years after it happened. I wouldn’t use that as a reason not to use the name Camille, but big hurricanes are so destructive and so memorable that I think the association will stick for a LONG time…

    Anabel Conner
    Anabel Conner
    Keymaster

    I don’t think its unusable at all. Katrina has been a name long, long, LONG before the hurricane. The disaster was terrible, but that isn’t synonymous with the name. Sure, people may think about it.

    Has it slipped in popularity? Yes. It has since Hurricane Katrina happened. Is it “unusable”? No.

    • This reply was modified 4 months, 3 weeks ago by Anabel Conner Anabel Conner.

    kimiha
    Participant

    no. id use it. i dont think of that when i hear it. some people might if they were affected but there are lots of storm names out there.

    Anabel Conner
    Anabel Conner
    Keymaster

    @childofthewaves: I wrote an article about your questions! Check it out, everyone!

    We’re going to make this a regular feature, where we take questions and give advice based on user posts here, so remember to ask away, and even make a note in your post if you would like it considered!

    Thanks everyone! See if my advice jives with your thoughts!!!

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