Originally Posted by suziquzie
wow, do you name all cyclones there Bilby? If we named all the tornadoes here we'd run out of names!!
Once they have actually formed and are over our waters, yes. Think they are named by state/territory as I seem to recall that there was one that came from the Northern Territory that didn't fit into our naming scheme and it was commented upon. They alternate between boys and girls names. They even retain their names after they are no longer classified as an official cyclone, like "former tropical cyclone Darlene". We need to differentiate between cyclones, otherwise, all of them would just be known as "TC Mate"!!