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Tirupathi Chandrupatla


'What's in a name? '


'What's in a name? '
The great one said,
A rose by any name
Would smell the same
True it is when we name
Something that's known
What if we name something unknown?
Such as a storm,
National Hurricane Center
Originated a list of names
Of women, and men
For several years of storms
Six scores of them
Used in a cycle
And it's argued
A name's a convenient way
To refer to a storm
And then…
If a storm was deadly
For reasons of sensitivity
A committee decides
To retire the name
No new storm will get that name
A new name takes its place in the list
Logical it looks
But what about that name
For naming a child?

Submitted: Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Edited: Sunday, March 09, 2014

Topic(s): name


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  • Freshman - 1,891 Points Patricia Grantham (7/31/2013 8:27:00 AM)

    Certain names that we give to some person, place or thing sometimes
    reminds of us of a special event, a loved one or just appeals to us for some
    reason most of the time we can't explain why. A name can hold a lot of
    meaning for the person and the one who gives it. Nice write. (Report) Reply

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