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Old 11-06-2017, 05:39 PM
 
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Weve already had threads about switching places between countries. Many cities have been known by different names throughout history and change often came for political reasons. What cities would like to see revert back to their old name? This is entirely non political, so the cities Im going to list are just there because I like the sound of their old name better.

Istanbul - Constantinople
Mexico City - Tenochtitlan
Belgrade - Singidunum
Ho Chi Minh City - Saigon
Cobh - Queenstown (the famous last port of call of the Titanic)
Mumbai - Bombay
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Old 11-06-2017, 05:41 PM
 
Location: So Paulo, Brazil
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So Paulo - Piratininga
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Old 11-06-2017, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Paris, le-de-France, France / Terre Haute, IN
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Seoul = Wirye → Namgyeong → Hanyang → Keijo(Japanese pronunciation)/Gyeongseong
Paris = Lutetia
Tokyo = Edo
London = Londinium
Jeju = Tamra
Kyoto = Saikyo
Nantes = Portus Namnetum
New York = New Amsterdam
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Old 11-06-2017, 06:02 PM
 
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Seoul = Wirye → Namgyeong → Hanyang → Keijo(Japanese pronunciation)/Gyeongseong
Paris = Lutetia
Tokyo = Edo
London = Londinium
Jeju = Tamra
Kyoto = Saikyo
Nantes = Portus Namnetum
New York = New Amsterdam
I really like the names of Paris, London and Kyoto.
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Old 11-06-2017, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Howard County, Maryland
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Seoul = Wirye → Namgyeong → Hanyang → Keijo(Japanese pronunciation)/Gyeongseong
I prefer the name Seoul, though I must admit that "Hanyang" has a nice ring to it.
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Old 11-06-2017, 07:48 PM
 
Location: South Austin, 78745
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Weve already had threads about switching places between countries. Many cities have been known by different names throughout history and change often came for political reasons. What cities would like to see revert back to their old name? This is entirely non political, so the cities Im going to list are just there because I like the sound of their old name better.

Istanbul - Constantinople
Mexico City - Tenochtitlan
Belgrade - Singidunum
Ho Chi Minh City - Saigon
Cobh - Queenstown (the famous last port of call of the Titanic)
Mumbai - Bombay
I like the way the name Constantinople sounds. It has a very poetic sound to it, in my opinion, that is. The only drawback I can see, is, it's such a mighty long word. It has 14 letters. John Prine said it has 3 more letters than the word "mockingbird". Just imagine how annoying it would be if you had to fill about 15 forms and you had to give your address and city, and you write out the words "Constantinople, Turkey" on each form. I bet you'd be wishing Constantinople was still named Istanbul.
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Old 11-06-2017, 08:50 PM
 
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I like the way the name Constantinople sounds. It has a very poetic sound to it, in my opinion, that is. The only drawback I can see, is, it's such a mighty long word. It has 14 letters. John Prine said it has 3 more letters than the word "mockingbird". Just imagine how annoying it would be if you had to fill about 15 forms and you had to give your address and city, and you write out the words "Constantinople, Turkey" on each form. I bet you'd be wishing Constantinople was still named Istanbul.
Well we could always go back further and name it Byzantium. The worst would be going by Bangkok’s full name in Thai Krung Thep Maha Nakhon and that’s just the first part of it.
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Old 11-06-2017, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Oslo, NO
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Oslo = Kristiania
Bergen = Bjrgvin

Last edited by cmptrwlt; 11-06-2017 at 09:59 PM..
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Old 11-06-2017, 09:40 PM
 
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Jakarta = Djakarta = Batavia
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Old 11-06-2017, 11:34 PM
 
Location: NYntarctica
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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 - Ichkanziho
Volgograd - Caricyn
Trabzon - Trapezounta
Madrid - Ursaria
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