I find it very sad that this country, lying between Canada and Mexico, has no distinctive name of its own as does France, Brazil, China and almost all other countries in the world. Two other nameless countries that come to mind are the united kingdom, and the central African republic. This country, which goes by the descriptive term "united states of America" is one of the world's largest, most powerful and most influential in the world today. By all rights it should have a distinctive name of its own, rather than a mere descriptive term indicating that the fifty states that make up this country are, in fact, united under a single constitution and flag. The flag itself incorporates fifty stars representing each of the "united" states each of which has a distinctive name of its own. Perhaps the founding fathers could not think of a suitable name for the country at the time of federation.
The adjective "American", used to describe numerous characteristics of the country, does not apply since there are dozens of countries located in the North and the South of the Americas which are themselves American. Calling this country "America" is like calling France "Europe". What an insult to the rest of the European countries!
For a long time I have been trying to think of a suitable name for this great country. Finally a name has come to mind. I would name this country
ALAWYO. The citizens would be Alawyans
This new name might take some getting used to, but it does have a pleasing ring to it, sort of like Hawaiian. In case you haven't already guessed, the name Alawyo is derived from the first three letters of Alabama and Wyoming, the first and last, alphabetically, of the fifty states.
What do you think? Can you come up with a better name?