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How did you pick your county's name?

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Mike C

Thursday, September 9, 2021 - 05:06 pm Click here to edit this post
When I look around I see themes for county names in empires and some that seem to be random. I thought it might be fun to find out how you pick the names you give your countries.

When I first started playing I struggled trying to think of some names but my wife is an avid reader and I'm surrounded by books. So I started naming my countries after Dean Koontz novels. This time around I'm using Clive Cussler books.

How about you? Any rhyme or reason behind your choices?


Thursday, September 9, 2021 - 06:11 pm Click here to edit this post
For my countries I tried to stick with an astrology theme and choose to use names from cultures all over the world.
These include: Arabic, Hebrew, Native American dialects, etc.


Melchior is a derivative of Hebrew melech 'king', 'light', or 'splendor'.

Venison constellation in India. The Rigveda refers to the Orion Constellation as Mriga (The Deer). The Mriga means Deer, locally known as Harnu in folk parlance.

It comes from a United States Native American language meaning star of the north

Definitions of Oceanica. a large group of islands in the south Pacific including Melanesia and Micronesia and Polynesia (and sometimes Australasia and the Malay Archipelago). Oceanica in ancient times was a series of stars used in the pacific ocean that allowed reliable navigation.

It comes from a United States Native American language. Metal meaning hard colored earth and Ison is used to say that it is a good thing for someone that the fact that something happened in the past means it will likely happen again. So it roughly means metal happiness or metal wealth. It was used in early times to reference the sun.

The name Altair is Arabic in origin and has the same meaning as the name of the constellation Aquila in Latin; that is, they both mean simply eagle.


Thursday, September 9, 2021 - 06:48 pm Click here to edit this post
Charn - Copy paste from wikipedia:

"Charn is a fictional city appearing in the 1955 book The Magician's Nephew, the sixth book published in C. S. Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia, written as a prequel to The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Charn, and the world of which it is the capital city, are the birthplace of Jadis, also known as the White Witch, who later seizes control of Narnia. When visited briefly by Digory and Polly, the protagonists of the novel, the city is totally deserted, lifeless and crumbling, under a dying sun. Rivers have dried up, and neither weeds nor insects live. All life on the world of Charn had been destroyed by Jadis through an evil magic spell. In the novel, the city stands as an example of the dead end that can result if a civilization succumbs to evil.

During their visit, Digory accidentally wakes Jadis from suspended animation, and she is able to leave the world with them."

Wake me from my passive slumber and I go Jadis on you. Better to observe from afar and not provoke.

Matthew II

Thursday, September 9, 2021 - 09:34 pm Click here to edit this post
I just liked the name Batavia. Sounded pompous and Royal to me. Batavia actually existed, but it isn't connected to my Batavia. I've loosely tried to theme my country around the British Empire of the 19th century. Anyone that knows a bit of geography could skim my capital names and get the idea.

The British Empire was ruthless, expansionist, aggressive, pragmatic and the global hegemon for more than a century.

Plus I really enjoy tea.

Johanas Bilderberg

Friday, September 10, 2021 - 01:04 am Click here to edit this post
All in honor of the departed greats from Sim Country History.

Pink Floyd.
Barney Rubble.
Dog 6

Sim war ciminals the lot of them.


Friday, September 10, 2021 - 09:14 pm Click here to edit this post
Alien franchise.

Banedon Runestar

Saturday, September 11, 2021 - 04:44 am Click here to edit this post
The name of the civilization I created for Space Empires 4 and 5.

The Mentalist

Saturday, September 11, 2021 - 06:25 am Click here to edit this post
My country is in LU and is created by 4 States:

Republica Antillana Sabatica: translated from Spanish to English Sabbatical Antillean Republic. I chose this name because my main country is on an island, hence the name Antillana or Antillean. Sabbath refers to the Holy Day of the Lord according to the Bible

La Sultana de Oriente: there is a neighborhood in my city called "La Sultana" and it is where my parents lived when they were newly married. East because this country is east of the continent of Antillia Major.

San Miguel de Hatuey: San Miguel refers to the Archangel Miguel and Hatuey was the name of a Taino chief who was one of the first to fight against the Spanish conquerors:, and I united the two names.

The Caiman Islands - the name says it all. I just changed the letter y for the i.

Kind regards.

High-King Rene Sarabia II

Saturday, September 11, 2021 - 07:04 am Click here to edit this post
I name it after my real life country's provinces. Mainly provinces in the Philippines.


Saturday, September 11, 2021 - 10:24 am Click here to edit this post
Good thread this.

High-King Rene Sarabia II

Monday, September 13, 2021 - 07:47 am Click here to edit this post
Yes this is good shit.


Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 10:05 pm Click here to edit this post
One day.........Johanas will have a country named after me!!! lol

My country names are:

Shoe Empire: Named for my love of shoes!
-Infinite Shoes
-Shoes R Us

Odian Empire: Named after my beloved fedmates!
-Ode to Sam
-Ode to Ragnar
-Ode to Lee

Tendo Ryu

Sunday, October 17, 2021 - 09:04 am Click here to edit this post
What a fun question.

Axis Mundi: I would love to say it was due to it's latin meaning of Earth's Axis but actually it was just the name of the bar I first got drunk when I was a kid.

Valerio: My grandfathers name.

Avalon & When you look into the Abyss: Countries belonging to the greatest player of all time and my first in-game mentor(Avalon/Esperandus), not seen since maybe 2006/7 (afaik), so i've kept them named the same.

Manetheren: Named after the main of my good in-game friend long since departed, iki ryo. Also a land from the Wheel of Time novel.

Veritas: Shortened from 'In vino veritas'.

Indekkusu: Japanese for Index as I originally used that country with a small population to increase some of the required indexes to reach level 13 without having to bear huge costs in larger countries.

The next country I restart from my old empire will be named something after WildEyes- perhaps joint first with Esper as greatest ever player.


Sunday, October 17, 2021 - 01:14 pm Click here to edit this post
Molon Labe :come and take it ; from the movie The 300 ; Greeks versus the Persians; when The Persian King demanded the Greeks to give up their weapons and surrender the Greek leader shouted Molon Labe : come and take it


Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 09:50 pm Click here to edit this post
LOL iki-ryo.

Lord Mndz

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 06:42 pm Click here to edit this post
hi old friend:)


Tuesday, October 26, 2021 - 07:16 am Click here to edit this post
Norse junkie here....and a few other things. :)


Tuesday, October 26, 2021 - 09:56 pm Click here to edit this post
Hi Tendo Ryu! Good to see you here! Hope you are doing well!

All my best,
Wicked, formerly KissofDeath

Tendo Ryu

Saturday, October 30, 2021 - 06:58 pm Click here to edit this post
Hey Wicked! I took a few months away whilst I moved across the world, the real one :)

How are you?


Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 03:35 pm Click here to edit this post
Most are names of countries I had when I played years ago. They were named after streets in the neighbourhood where I used to live.

I have another couple of additions now though. Lagunastia named after JL who used to lead VS, Windbagistan after a player called Wendy and Jasontia named after a good friend of mine on here who sadly passed away many years ago.


Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - 01:21 am Click here to edit this post
Hey there, Tendo! Sorry it took me a while to get back. I'm doing okay. Been away for a bit, been sooooooooooooooooooooooo swamped.

So where are you in the world today?

Tendo Ryu

Friday, December 3, 2021 - 05:57 am Click here to edit this post
Welcome back from your short break :)

I've gave up my life in sunny Europe in favour of the rainy PNW, i'm in Seattle. Where in the world you are?


Tuesday, December 14, 2021 - 12:36 am Click here to edit this post
I am still in Nashville, TN. :-) Do you like Seattle? I have distant relatives there or close to in Bothel, WA. So good to have you back with us.

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