The United Nations agency in charge of naming the world’s tropical cyclones has retired the name “Isis” from its list.

The name made infamous by the brutal militant group that operates in Syria and Iraq was due to be assigned to an eastern North Pacific storm that may come in 2016.

But the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has decided that wouldn’t fly.


“The Hurricane Committee removed the name ‘Isis’ from the rotating list, and agreed to replace it with ‘Ivette’,” WMO spokesperson Clare Nullis told Mashable in an email. Isis was scheduled to be the “I” storm in the eastern North Pacific Ocean in 2016.

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