Rename All of These Countries and We'll Guess What State You’re From

By: Ian Fortey

Rename All of These Countries and We'll Guess What State You’re From
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About This Quiz

There are a few countries in the world right now that date back before our current calendar even existed. So we're talking over 2,000 years old. That's a long time for anything to be going by the same old name. Just like you need to spruce up your wardrobe and get your hair done different sometimes, countries really need to think about updates. And some do! You don't hear about Siam anymore, because they changed their name to Thailand back in 1949. But one or two is not enough. It's a new era, you need to put yourself out there. You need to tell people what you're all about. Does "Canada" tell anyone about poutine and polar bears? Not really, but they should. It's good advertising is what it is.

Lucky for the world at large that we're here to help. There's no need to keep things boring. Plus, there's a good chance we can learn some stuff about you if you help us come up with some new names. Like we can probably guess where you live right now if you help rename these places for us. It's not nearly as weird as it sounds, you'll see. Just take the quiz and be amazed!

Spain was one of the biggest powers in Europe for a long time but they're pretty chill these days. What should they be called?
Antonio Banderas
Suave
Jefe
Euro Spice

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China has the largest population of any country on Earth. What name does it deserve?
Zhongguo
Big Daddy
Hong King Kong
Huuuuuuuuuge

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Some folks call Australia "Down Under." What do you want to call it?
The Upside Down
Koalabama
The Danger Zone
Crikey!

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Italy is more than just great food, it's got a long history, too. What should we change its name to?
Old School
New Rome
Spaghettaly
Mamma Mia

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Tons of people want to vacation in Jamaica, but what name would make it even more popular?
Marley
Reggaetown
Too Chill
Paradise v 2.0

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Egypt is home to some ancient history and incredible landmarks. What name might suit it better?
Pyramiddle Earth
Golden Sands
Mummyland
A-sphynx-ination

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South Africa is not the most creative name if we're being honest. What works better?
Xhosa
Zef
North Antarctica
Khoisan

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Greenland isn't very green which means the name is a bit of a lie. Pick a better one.
The Expanse
Empty
Iceland the Sequel
Not-Greenland

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Iceland, ironically enough, has a lovely climate. Surely it could use a new name, right?
Lovely
Thawedland
Room Temp
Not-Iceland

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Japan is by far one of the oldest countries on Earth. Help them get an update.
Nihon
Samuraireland
Pokemontana
Godzillavilla

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Greece was pretty much the center of the universe for a while back in the day. Let's give it an update.
Zeusical
Olympusland
Tzatziki
Socratica

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India is a huge country with all kinds of stuff going on. Maybe they need a bigger, better name.
Bharat
The Samosa Place
Spicy
KHAAAAAAAAN!

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There's a lot of history and culture in France but the name has to go! Let's change it.
Tongue Kiss
Paris II
Napoleonica
Royale with Cheese

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Brazil isn't just home to a massive rain forest, it's home to a name that needs to be changed. Pick one!
The Green Inferno
The Woods
Amazon Not Com
We Have the Meats

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Russia is the land of vodka, borscht, and some impressive accents. But what should we call them?
Alaska
Husha
Big Red
Big Country

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Did you know that Indonesia is the 4th most populated country in the world? Maybe more people would know if it had a cooler name!
Nusantara
Java
Not Amnesia
Jazz Hands

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You can call it England or Great Britain. What else do you want to call it?
Game of Thrones
Spice World
Queensland
Dad

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If you were in charge of Nigeria what would you be calling that place?
Yoruba
Wakanda
Lagosland
Nok

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If any country should consider a soft reboot it's Turkey. Let's help them out.
Turnt-key
Eagle
Chicken
Turducken

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South Korea may not want to change their name but who knows, it might be nice to have a new identity. What should they try?
BTS
EXO
Got7
K-Pop

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Germany has more than sausage and beer! It has you giving it this new name!
Lederhosen
Bestwurst
Not-So-Sauerkraut
Gerpersony

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What do you think you'd like to call Argentina?
Argentina Belcher
R-Gen
The 'Tina
Argenteenage Wasteland

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A lot of people say "the" Ukraine when it's just Ukraine. Or it was until you renamed it to what?
Wekraine
Z-Kraine
Kievermore
The The

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Morocco seems like a place that's open to fun new things. Rename it!
More Choco
Maracas
Lessocco
Morock n' Roll

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Now down south to Mexico. Recommend a new name for them!
Tacoklahoma
Winterless
Mexas
Spring Breakville

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What name do you think would suit Nepal a little better?
Abominable Snow Land
Yeti Town
Himalayland
Frosty Mountain High

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Head up North to where the Mounties and beavers live. What's a good name for Canada?
The Chill Zone
Frostifornia
America Lite
Hockey Hall of Fame

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The Netherlands definitely needs some sprucing up. Help them out!
Whether Nether
Neither
Togetherlands
Leather Lands

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Tuvalu is one of the smallest countries on Earth. Don't you think it needs a better name?
Youvalu
Threevalu
True Value
Toovalu

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Let's start with the United States of America. It's kind of too literal, so what's a better name?
La La Land
The Merica
USA! USA! USA!
Yankeeland

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