Sunday Summary 10.4.15Welcome to October! It’s cool and rainy and cloudy here in Washington DC. We’re grateful that the worst of Hurricane Joaquin missed us, and thinking of those of you farther south who are dealing with the impact.

On a lighter note, can I say how much I love the name Joaquin? I don’t enjoy hearing about natural disasters, but as storm names go, this one might have been the best of the season! Or could it be Odette?

Here’s the complete list for 2015, along with five more years. The names operate on a six year cycle, repeating until they are retired due to an especially damaging storm.

Elsewhere online:

I don’t say it enough, but I appreciate each and everyone of you! Even when we don’t agree – or maybe especially when we don’t agree.

That’s all for this week! As always, thank you for reading, and have a great week!

About Abby Sandel

Whether you're naming a baby, or just all about names, you've come to the right place! Appellation Mountain is a haven for lovers of obscure gems and enduring classics alike.

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  1. Thirded! I never comment but I love reading your posts and especially the Sunday summaries. I’m expecting twin girls at the end of the year and you’ve given me lots of ideas 😉 Keep up the great work!

  2. Of course! I thought it went without saying how much everyone loves
    Appellation Mountain, what a highlight it is in our week and how grateful we are for
    all the work that goes into it. But it’s better to say so, you’re so right, Hettie!

  3. Thanks for being a part of my (our) week, Abby! I’m just going to assume I speak for all of us when I say we appreciate the work you put in bringing us such great features every day!