The Weather Channel Named The Winter Storm Nemo, What Other Disney Characters Deserve Storms?

The Weather Channel names winter storms to increase awareness and enhance communication when a big one hits. They named the storm currently charging towards the Northeast "Nemo," after A Greek boy’s name meaning "from the valley." Nemo also means "nobody" in Latin.

When Nemo comes to mind, however, many minds wander to the lost fish and namesake of Disney and Pixar's Finding Nemo. It's not a bad name for a storm, Nemo was an adventurous young fish who never gave up, but the name fails to give the storm any bite or sense of urgency. Here's three Disney names that could work in the future:

1. Shere Khan -- The Jungle Book 


This is a scary storm name. Tiger that terrorizes Mowgli just like a storm will terrorize a city.

2. Jafar -- Aladdin 


Another Disney villain, another intimidating name for a storm. When I think of snow taking over a region, I imagine a pretty intimidating scene. Jafar fits that theme.

3. Mufasa -- The Lion King 


Storms don't have to be villains. They can be larger than life and awe-inspiring. That's what Mufasa was. Plus, just like Mufasa, storms do die off (to soon?).

As Nemo heads towards the Northeast, the other Disney characters will wait in its wake, hoping that Winter Storm Shere Khan one day comes to be bear.

 

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Liam Boylan-Pett

Liam is a culture writing intern at PolicyMic. His work has appeared in "Running Times" and other running publications. He is also a professional middle-distance runner for the New Jersey-New York Track Club. After graduating from Columbia University with his bachelor's degree, he earned a Master's of Professional Studies in Journalism from Georgetown University. Originally from Bath, Mich, he spends his time watching TV, reading longform journalism, and thinking about who is going to be in the NCAA basketball tournament's Final Four.

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