What’s In A (Hurricane) Name?

As you might imagine, there’s no easy answer to the question “What’s in a name?” for someone named Buffy. And, yes, it’s my real name. My hippie parents named me after folk singer Buffy Sainte-Marie, who is probably best known for a tune covered by Joe Cocker called “Up Where We Belong.” But anyway, I’ve not read the preppy handbook, I do not slay vampires, I do not know Mr. French, and to date, there has been no Hurricane Buffy (Drat! That would be fun!). I do pay special attention to names though, and this round of hurricane names resulted in a pretty funny one. Here’s the proof that someone at the National Hurricane Service has a sense of humor – and is a Star Trek fan! Perhaps he or she is related to the CVS employee who changed the name on my bonus card to Buffy Vampslayer.

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