Proposed alternatives to 'Canada' when the country was founded

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While the provinces' delegates spent little time, if any, in settling on Canada as the name for the new country, others proposed a variety of other names:[25][2]

Anglia – the medieval Latin name for England
Albionoria – 'Albion of the north'
Borealia – from borealis, the Latin word for 'northern'; compare with Australia
Cabotia – in honour of Italian explorer John Cabot, who explored the eastern coast of Canada for England
Colonia
Efisga – an acronym of English, French, Irish, Scottish, German, Aboriginal
Hochelaga – an old name for Montreal
Laurentia
Mesopelagia – 'land between the seas'
New Albion
Norland
Superior
Tupona – derived from The United Provinces of North America
Transatlantica
Ursalia – 'place of bears'
Vesperia – 'land of the evening star'
Victorialand – in honour of Queen Victoria

― silverfish, Tuesday, August 27, 2019 9:40 AM (three hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

Imagine if this country had been named 'Superior'. Everything would be completely different.

― silverfish, Tuesday, August 27, 2019 9:44 AM (two hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

colonia

― mark s, Tuesday, August 27, 2019 9:45 AM (two hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

moosalia

― mookieproof, Tuesday, August 27, 2019 11:14 AM (one hour ago) bookmarkflaglink

"Efisga" is mindshattering

― president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Tuesday, August 27, 2019 12:34 PM (eight minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

anyway poll

― president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Tuesday, August 27, 2019 12:34 PM (eight minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

Poll Results

OptionVotes
Ursalia – 'place of bears' 20
Vesperia – 'land of the evening star' 11
Borealia – from borealis, the Latin word for 'northern'; compare with Australia 4
Superior 3
Efisga – an acronym of English, French, Irish, Scottish, German, Aboriginal 2
Victorialand – in honour of Queen Victoria 1
Tupona – derived from The United Provinces of North America 1
Mesopelagia – 'land between the seas' 1
Hochelaga – an old name for Montreal 1
Laurentia 0
New Albion 0
Norland 0
Colonia 0
Transatlantica 0
Cabotia – in honour of Italian explorer John Cabot, who explored the eastern coast of Canada for England 0
Albionoria – 'Albion of the north' 0
Anglia – the medieval Latin name for England 0


silverfish, Tuesday, 27 August 2019 16:48 (ten months ago) link

wait, I should have just put the poll options in the initial post, sorry

silverfish, Tuesday, 27 August 2019 16:51 (ten months ago) link

i don't see "mooseport" as an option

jakey mo collier (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 27 August 2019 16:51 (ten months ago) link

Mesopelagia is pretty cool.

Though I would like to live in a Cocteau Twins album also.

jmm, Tuesday, 27 August 2019 16:53 (ten months ago) link

i kind of like vesperia

Seany's too Dyche to mention (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 27 August 2019 16:54 (ten months ago) link

borealia and vesperia are both good

ciderpress, Tuesday, 27 August 2019 16:55 (ten months ago) link

Voted for "Vesperia".

All along there is the sound of feedback (Sund4r), Tuesday, 27 August 2019 16:57 (ten months ago) link

(bc I would like to live in the land of a Fripp/Eno album)

All along there is the sound of feedback (Sund4r), Tuesday, 27 August 2019 16:57 (ten months ago) link

'Tupona' just makes me wish that the United States went with 'Tusona'

silverfish, Tuesday, 27 August 2019 16:58 (ten months ago) link

going with 'place of bears'

jakey mo collier (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 27 August 2019 17:00 (ten months ago) link

kudos to this poll for getting 'acadian driftwood' stuck in my head

jakey mo collier (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 27 August 2019 17:01 (ten months ago) link

Efisga – an acronym of English, French, Irish, Scottish, German, Aboriginal

lmao what

devvvine, Tuesday, 27 August 2019 17:03 (ten months ago) link

so many better options: seafig >>>

devvvine, Tuesday, 27 August 2019 17:06 (ten months ago) link

Yeah, I don't think the order was accidental.

All along there is the sound of feedback (Sund4r), Tuesday, 27 August 2019 17:07 (ten months ago) link

feigas baby, feigas

jakey mo collier (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 27 August 2019 17:08 (ten months ago) link

xp oh obvs

devvvine, Tuesday, 27 August 2019 17:09 (ten months ago) link

Efisga but only if they kept adding new letters

rob, Tuesday, 27 August 2019 17:14 (ten months ago) link

what thread were you all talking about this on?

rob, Tuesday, 27 August 2019 17:15 (ten months ago) link

never mind. disappointed it wasn't Real England

rob, Tuesday, 27 August 2019 17:16 (ten months ago) link

Since when were the Irish more important to English than the Scots?

Boulez, vous couchez avec moi? (Tom D.), Tuesday, 27 August 2019 17:18 (ten months ago) link

the first prime minister of canada was from glasgow. don't think we're that far down the pecking order in this country

Seany's too Dyche to mention (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 27 August 2019 17:19 (ten months ago) link

There's more people of Scottish extraction in Canada than in any other of the usual destinations for Scottish migration - forced or voluntary.

Boulez, vous couchez avec moi? (Tom D.), Tuesday, 27 August 2019 17:21 (ten months ago) link

"borealia" because it reminds me of nipples

Abigail, Wife of Preserved Fish (rushomancy), Tuesday, 27 August 2019 17:28 (ten months ago) link

"Ursalia" because it reminds me of urolagnia

Noodle Vague, Tuesday, 27 August 2019 17:32 (ten months ago) link

Mesopelagia, because it reminds me of retired professors who live alone and drink too much.

A is for (Aimless), Tuesday, 27 August 2019 17:43 (ten months ago) link

colonia would be the most honest name

Seany's too Dyche to mention (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 27 August 2019 17:47 (ten months ago) link

"Ursalia" because it reminds me of urolagnia

― Noodle Vague

so you're saying you want to drink a bear's pee

that's cool

Abigail, Wife of Preserved Fish (rushomancy), Tuesday, 27 August 2019 18:01 (ten months ago) link

flannelonia

triple-washed (Sufjan Grafton), Tuesday, 27 August 2019 18:26 (ten months ago) link

ten months pass...

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Tuesday, 30 June 2020 00:01 (one week ago) link

🐻

j., Tuesday, 30 June 2020 00:14 (one week ago) link

ursalia, because bears own

the unappreciated charisma of cows (Aimless), Tuesday, 30 June 2020 00:22 (one week ago) link

Vesperia – 'land of the evening star', bc Fripp/Eno

Feel a million filaments (Sund4r), Tuesday, 30 June 2020 00:26 (one week ago) link

GO BEARS

zombeekeeper (Ye Mad Puffin), Tuesday, 30 June 2020 00:41 (one week ago) link

Hortonland

below the mendoza (rip van wanko), Tuesday, 30 June 2020 11:22 (one week ago) link

PLACE OF BEARS

Matt DC, Tuesday, 30 June 2020 11:29 (one week ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Wednesday, 1 July 2020 00:01 (one week ago) link

Bear land say hi to me

zombeekeeper (Ye Mad Puffin), Wednesday, 1 July 2020 00:09 (one week ago) link

‘Superior’ got robbed.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 1 July 2020 02:57 (one week ago) link

nah. superior lacks the je ne sais quoi present in the more favored choices

the unappreciated charisma of cows (Aimless), Wednesday, 1 July 2020 03:31 (one week ago) link


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