Sometimes, the media will confuse people by naming a tropical depression. This is usually a case where a storm did move up to a tropical storm strength, but later was downgraded back to a tropical depression. This can make some tropical depressions actually have a name. If the storm dissipates before becoming a true tropical storm, it will usually be given a number. For example – TD1 is a reference to Tropical Depression One.
Tropical depression naming is not a general practice around the world. One notable exception is in the Philippines which uses the Philippine Tropical Cyclone Names list in their area of responsibilty.