'Britain is so dramatic' - Not everyone is convinced Storm Aileen is worthy of a name

'Britain is so dramatic' - Not everyone is convinced Storm Aileen is worthy of a name

Storm Aileen is approaching (Stock image)

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Storm Aileen is approaching the UK and is set to batter the country with strong winds tonight (September 12). But not everyone is convinced about its name, or that it should have a name at all.

This is the first UK storm to have a name this season and an amber weather warning is in place for Norfolk, parts of northern England, north Wales and parts of the Midlands.

Winds are expected to reach 75mph, but some people think this is nothing to worry about in comparison to what people have faced in the path of Hurricane Irma.

According to some people, the very fact the storm has a name is an insult to those affected by the hurricane.

Meanwhile others are criticising the choice of name as, in their view, it's all rather middle-class. And others still say it reminds them of the song Come On Eileen by Dexys Midnight Runners.

This in itself is causing some debate, as Aileen is pronounced differently to Eileen, isn't it?

Take a look at the reaction below and make your own mind up about the name Storm Aileen

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