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Old 11-07-2017, 01:04 AM
 
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Non-political list, based on how good they sound

Istanbul - Constantinople (very beautiful name, shame they changed it)
Mexico City - Tenochtitlan
Ho Chi Mihn City - Saigon
Sevilla - Isbiliya
Merida - Ichkanzihóo
Volgograd - Caricyn
Trabzon - Trapezounta
Madrid - Ursaria
I see that are first three are the same. The other ones are really cool as well. I’d say Volgograd is the only one where I like the current name better.
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Old 11-07-2017, 06:16 AM
 
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
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Oslo = Kristiania
Bergen = Bjørgvin
I have to admit that Kristiania sounds really much, much better than Oslo.
But "Bjørgvin" is unpronounceable for non-nordic people.
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Old 11-07-2017, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
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I have to admit that Kristiania sounds really much, much better than Oslo.
But "Bjørgvin" is unpronounceable for non-nordic people.
Oslo is far better than Kristiania. The latter sounds like a name of some fictional kingdom you’d read in awful T-list fantasy novels.
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Old 11-07-2017, 07:35 AM
 
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All named alternative names except Constantinople and Saigon look and sound WAY WORSE! What's wrong with you?
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Old 11-07-2017, 07:46 AM
 
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Beijing=Peking!
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Old 11-07-2017, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Ankara, Turkey
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I think Istanbul sounds better than Constantinopolis.
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Old 11-07-2017, 11:28 PM
 
Location: Oslo, NO
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I have to admit that Kristiania sounds really much, much better than Oslo.
But "Bjørgvin" is unpronounceable for non-nordic people.
Foreginers, especially English speakers, will say Bjorgvin (Bjorg-vin), just like they say Bjork instead of Björk (Islandic artist). The ø / ö sound is similar to the the eu sound in the French word bleu.
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Old 11-07-2017, 11:38 PM
 
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Bangkok real name: Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Ayuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit

Saint Petersburg: Petrograd, Leningrad
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Old 11-08-2017, 12:55 AM
 
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Bangkok real name: Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Ayuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit

Saint Petersburg: Petrograd, Leningrad
Yeah, that's the full name.

I was under the impression that St Petersburg was just the anglicized version of Petrograd.
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Old 11-08-2017, 01:25 AM
 
Location: Finland
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I see that are first three are the same. The other ones are really cool as well. I’d say Volgograd is the only one where I like the current name better.
It was actually written as Tsaritsyn in the latin alphabet, IDK if it makes it any better.
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