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New name for my disliked (but yummy) Cookieland? :)

Posted by Voytek on 12 March 2015 in English (English)

So,

I won't write much but:

  1. Cookieland isn't realistic. It's just funny, that's all. I was thinking a bit and only this came to my mind. Nothing original.
  2. Just got a message
  3. Of course I want OGF World to be more realistic (btw, maybe we'll get some name for this world? Do we have one?)
  4. Can you help me with new name? Maybe you would like to see some specific country name? A name that will make all (or almost all) of us happy! ;)

Also, I will need a new flag then but I think I'll invent something good.

Ideas in comments below. I'll pick the "best" or you can vote somehow? I'll discuss my choice with you guys of course :)

Have a nice day, waiting for comments!

Location: X6, Ashbourne, Capital Area, Cookia, Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Comment from Luciano on 12 March 2015 at 03:07

Chastechek

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Comment from Boge on 12 March 2015 at 05:36

Since you really like cookies or baked goods, I think you can write something about how your country has the most number of bakeries, or cookie stores, in the whole OGF world. Or maybe your country is a major exporter of bread. (I think this is realistic enough, or maybe not.)

For the flag, retain the design and just replace the cookies with another object.

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Comment from BelpheniaProject on 12 March 2015 at 07:11

I would go for Chastechek like Luciano suggested.

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Comment from Voytek on 12 March 2015 at 12:26

Actually, I like some other food too :) It doesn't have to be anything related to food. It was just an quick idea.

@Boge I thought of making a note in "Did you know?" section about cookies or maybe chocolate or other sweets. "Cookieland exports more cookies than any other country." or something like that :)

If there won't be any other ideas, I'll pick Luciano's "Chastechek". It sounds good ;)

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Comment from isleño on 12 March 2015 at 18:02

Ideally the country's name would be rooted in your vision for the place, what their culture is like, what language(s) they speak, what their history and background is. If "Chastechek" fits, then great. :-)

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Comment from Portopolis on 12 March 2015 at 18:18

My Ideas Sapindana Polzeny Agorascar These are just my ideas.,

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Comment from Spok3 on 12 March 2015 at 18:26

The problem is that I'm not so creative about inventing the whole history. I just made some short story about uniting 3 kingdoms and that's all. Maybe some time in future I will think of something long and interesting :)

So the name doesn't need to fit anything for now.

Thanks for ideas Portopolis but Chastechek wins at this moment ;)

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Comment from Voytek on 12 March 2015 at 18:27

Oh crap. I commented from bro's account on his PC :D

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Comment from isleño on 12 March 2015 at 18:51

The problem is that I'm not so creative about inventing the whole history. I just made some short story about uniting 3 kingdoms and that's all. Maybe some time in future I will think of something long and interesting :)

You don't need to create anything long and interesting. But to be realistic, there should be some level of "fitting" among the names of your cities, towns, highways and streets, and the country should share in that. If every name is coming from a different language or a different mix of randomly selected letters then it's not going to feel as real as a country where the names tend to "fit" with each other in natural patterns.

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Comment from Voytek on 12 March 2015 at 19:22

I'm just using some names in english. I decided to create roads first, then name them, so I'll need to solve this problem later.

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Comment from isleño on 12 March 2015 at 19:46

If you're using English names then maybe English (Ingerish) is your country's language/background. That said, the capital, "Znivkoov" isn't really an English name. Of course it's fine to have diverse place names, but it'll feel more realistic if you make sure that most of the names "fit" into certain kinds of patterns, and it's definitely easiest to decide those near the beginning.

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Comment from Voytek on 12 March 2015 at 19:52

Ye, I made it from my nickname which will sound "Zniwków" but to make it read as english name it became "Znivkoov" ;) It's all work in progress so I'll probably change capital city name too. With your help it's gonna be good for sure :)

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Comment from isleño on 12 March 2015 at 19:59

Whatever you do, have fun with it. :-)

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Comment from Voytek on 12 March 2015 at 21:35

Okay. I think I'm gonna change the name and add something different in the center of my flag soon :)

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Comment from Rasmus Rasmusson on 14 March 2015 at 15:45

How is Chastechek pronounced? /ˈtʃæstətʃek/ (chas-te-chek) or /ˈtʃeɪstʃek/ (chaste-chek) or /xɑˈstɛxɛk/ (khas-tekhek) or something completely different?

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Comment from Voytek on 14 March 2015 at 20:39

Umm... Let's think...

Definitely the first version is correct in the way I pronounce it :D

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Comment from Rasmus Rasmusson on 15 March 2015 at 10:25

Thanks; I needed to know how it sounds to create its Řotsnan version :)

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Comment from Voytek on 15 March 2015 at 23:48

So, I think the discussion is finished. Everybody is happy that Cookieland no longer exists and I'm famous as I see on: http://opengeofiction.net/wiki/index.php/OGF:Verisimilitude in OGF Policy section.

"Unfortunately "no orcs or elves" means no [talking animals//COOKIE COUNTRIES//magic or mermaids] either." :D

Thanks for help and keep up your good work guys to make our world better! ;)

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Comment from Luciano on 16 March 2015 at 00:31

Thanks for keeping a positive outlook, and good work.

Happy mapping!

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Comment from Asparagus on 17 March 2015 at 01:15

Ah, man! Who's gonna provide all the cookies for the world now :(

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Comment from Voytek on 19 March 2015 at 05:10

The cookies are still being baked bro! Don't worry :)

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Comment from Koalapawz on 5 April 2015 at 03:28

Those cookies were delicious :P

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