No hurricanes for No. 1 baby names

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Emma's rise to the top of baby names for girls means one group of youngsters who won't be embarrassed by having a hurricane named for them.

The worldwide list of names for the powerful storms - used to prevent confusion when more than one hurricane is under way - does not include Emma.

Moving to the top spot last year, Emma passed Emily, who is scheduled to be among the named storms in the Atlantic in 2012.

The top 10 names for girls also includes Isabella, which was on the list for the southwest Indian Ocean in the 2005-2006 storm season, and Olivia, which is on the list for the eastern north Pacific in 2012.

While the top boys name, Jacob, is also missing from the storm lists, several other of the top boys names do appear.

These include Michael, Atlantic, 2012; Joshua, Australia; Daniel, eastern north Pacific, 2012; Anthony, Australia; William, Atlantic, 2012 and Matthew, Atlantic, 2010.

Christopher, one of the top boys names, isn't on the list, though Chris is scheduled for the Atlantic in 2012 and in the Fiji region.

Some names don't include a specific year for use because some areas use rotating lists that continue from year-to-year.


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