People named the typhoon began in the early 20th century. It is
said that the first time of naming a typhoon is an Australian
forecasters in the early 20th century, who name the tropical
cyclone after statesman he doesn’t like so the weatherman can
openly mocked them.
In the northwest of Pacific, people formally named typhoons after
the names of persons from 1945. At the beginning, people only use
names of the women and after that, it is said that it encounters
opposition by feminists, so people use names of men and women
interchangeably from 1979.
Until November 25, 1997 to December 1, the world meteorological
organization held the 30th meeting in Hong Kong. The typhoon
committee decided that the northwest of Pacific and tropical
cyclone in South China Sea uses names with Asian style and
decided to use the new naming method from January 1, 2000.
The new naming method is a named table made in advance,
which is then reused year after year. There are 140 names
on the list, respectively provided by the world meteorological
organization Wind committee in the Asia-pacific region of
Cambodia, China, Korea, Hong Kong, China, Japan, Laos, Macau,
Malaysia, Micronesia, the Philippines, South Korea, Thailand,
the United States and Vietnam and 14 member countries. Each
country or region provided 10 names.
The 140 names were divided into 10 groups, with 14 names in each
group and these names are arranged in alphabetical order of English
used circulatly in order. At the same time, the number of the
original tropical cyclone is retained.
Specifically, each name is no more than nine letters and it is
easy to pronunce. There is no bad meaning in each member's language
and they will not bring any difficulty to each member. They are not
names of business association and the selection should be recognised
by all the members. If any member is opposed to a name, the name cannot
be used as a named of typhoon.