Met Eireann vetoed Nathan as a storm name because of the country and western singer Nathan Carter.
The forecaster collaborates with the British Met Office each year to decide on names for the coming season.
The Times reports Irish meteorologists also forced a change to names like Patrick for being a bit too cliched.
Former head of forecasting Gerald Fleming also recommended 'avoiding' the name nathan because "we have a big C&W star in Ireland called Nathan Carter.
Met Eireann also asked for Daniel to be changed to Donal, Finn to Fionn and Miranda to Maeve.