Happy Canada day

Apparently there were other proposed names before Canada was chosen by a name selection conference held in London. While the provinces’ delegates spent little time, if any, in settling on ‘Canada’ as the name for the new country, others proposed a variety of other names:

  • Albion
  • Anglia- To honour of the main religion of the protestant British
  • Albionoria—”Albion of the north”
  • Borealia – from ‘borealis’, the Latin word for ‘northern’; compare with Australia
  • Cabotia – in honour of Italian explorer John Cabot, who explored the eastern coast of Canada for England
  • Colonia
  • Efisga—an acronym of “English, French, Irish, Scottish, German, Aboriginal”
  • Hochelaga – an old name for Montreal
  • Laurentia
  • Mesopelagia—”land between the seas”
  • Norland
  • Superior
  • Tuponia—derived from ‘The United Provinces of North America’
  • Transatlantica
  • Ursalia—”place of bears”
  • Vesperia—”land of the evening star”
  • Victorialand – in honour of Queen Victoria

Canada Day