Hurricanes aren't exactly the most friendly weather phenomenons in existence, which is actually kind of surprising given the lovely, seemingly innocent names most of them are given. Take Hurricane Isaac, for example, which has wreaked havoc on the Gulf Coast over the past few days. Considering that Isaac is a biblical name, it doesn't sound like something you'd typically associate with Mother Nature's fury.
Actually, the traditional Hebrew name means "he will laugh," which sounds light and fun as opposed to heavy and destructive.
Thankfully, Isaac didn't affect New Orleans as bad as originally predicted (thank God it wasn't another Katrina), though there are quite a few people there who are still without power. And as strange as it may sound, you have to wonder how many babies have been conceived this week because couples don't really have much else to do besides "get cozy" while waiting out the storm.
Come next May, will we see a rise in the number of baby boys named Isaac, as a tribute to when they were conceived? It's definitely possible.
Believe it or not, checking out lists of past hurricanes is actually a great place to find a suitable and fun name for your baby.
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