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Iceland Is Looking for a New Name

By April 30, 2013

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IcelandEver want to name a country? Now you can... sort of.

Iceland is in the market for a new name, and after accepting submissions from across the Internet (never a good idea), it's deciding between two options: "Let's Get Lost Land" and "Isle of Awe Land."

So far "Isle of Awe Land" is winning in a landslide, but there's still time to change that by casting your own vote on the "Inspired by Iceland" Web site.

Other submissions that didn't make the Top Two included "Best Place to Grow a Beard Land" and "Niceland," plus a few others that I'm sure didn't get passed out by tourism officials.

"A country's name is its identity but that doesn't mean it describes it in the right way," Reykjavik Mayor Jon Gnarr told the Daily Telegraph. "I mean, look at Greenland."

Voting will end in two weeks - and there's one little catch: The "new" name won't exactly be official. It's more of a marketing thing.

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Comments

May 27, 2013 at 6:10 pm
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I think it should be nicelandic tours. Book them while the environment is nice. Earth is waxing old you know.

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