If Ingrid was Tropical Depression #8 for the 2007 Atlantic Hurricane Season, why when it gets named does that name start with 'I', the 9th letter of the alphabet?Well, let's see. There have been Andrew, Barry, Chantal (remember Chantal?), Dean, Erin, Felix, Gabrielle, Humberto and now Ingrid. But, the ordering of the names is independent of the ordering of the numbers! So, Humberto grew out of Tropical Depression #9 before Ingrid grew out of TD8, even though TD8 formed before TD9.
Can I just point out that every tropical depression's been named so far?
* -- well, yes. It's a tropical storm now.