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  1. sergneri

    Just found “Met Éireann meteorologist Emer Flood, said: “We’re seeing another spell of cold weather this weekend as an arctic airmass re-establishes across the country through Friday …” at the Irish weather service web site.

  2. J Sergneri

    Not sure he qualifies as an apt-o-nym but:
    Omar Hurricane is a physicist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, in the thermonuclear and inertial confinement fusion design division.
    Wikipedia via IEEE Spectrum

  3. sergneri

    My wife discovered Christopher “Chris” Landsea – from wikipedia:
    Christopher William “Chris” Landsea is an American meteorologist, formerly a research meteorologist with the Hurricane Research Division of the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory at NOAA, and now the Science and Operations Officer at the National Hurricane Center. He is a member of the American Geophysical Union and the American Meteorological Society.

    Why an aptonym? Hurricanes hit both land and sea – get it?

  4. sergneri

    In an old New Yorker, in a story about the early days of the COVID Pandemic, a profile of Dr. Catherine (Cat) Lutz – who manages the Jackson Mouse Repository. She goes by ‘Cat’ making her a newly elected member of the aptonym club.
    From Linkedin:
    cat lutz
    Senior Director, In Vivo Pharmacology and Mouse Resources at The Jackson Laboratory
    Bar Harbor, Maine, United States
    All you have to do is wait, the aptly named will come to you!

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