Did you know that Weather.com has been naming winter storms since 2012? The first storm in that year was Athena, and -- according to Weather.com -- the current blizzard moving up the east coast is Jonas (but they didn't specify for which Jonas it is named -- Nick, Joe or Kevin). However, many people are not satisfied with "Jonas," so there have been various polls online to determine "what should we call the blizzard?"
Another poll on Twitter (@EricHolthaus") is still open, and it includes four choices: "DavidSnowie," "SnowballWarming," "Tsnownami," and "BlizzardOfTheCentury." People responding to that poll have offered other ideas too: "ThunderSnownado," "ThanksSnowbama," "SNOW-M-G," "SnowYouDidnt," "Snowmapocageddonalypse." and more.
Interestingly enough, "Snowzilla" was a name given to a storm back in the late 1800s -- a storm which was immortalized in a poem by Emmett Lee Dickinson (Emily Dickinson's third cousin, twice removed -- at her request), Dickinson's poem, "Snowzilla's breadth with chilly madness" (below on the left) inspired third cousin Emily to write "Snow beneath whose chilly softness" (below on the right).
By Emmett Lee Dickinson:
Snowzilla’s breadth with chilly madness
Some forever say
Makes the landscape Freeze this Winter
I admonish Thee
Blanket Heavily our Neighbor
On Canada bestow
For they’re acclimated Creatures
Wilt Thou, Snowzilla?
By Emily Dickinson:
Snow beneath whose chilly softness
Some that never lay
Make their first Repose this Winter
I admonish Thee
Blanket Wealthier the Neighbor
We so new bestow
Than thine acclimated Creature
Wilt Thou, Austere Snow?