I came upon an interesting poll run by iDNES.cz in which readers are asked to choose their preferred one-word name of the Czech Republic. The options are: Czechia, Czechlands, Czech, Czecho. The current results can be seen here.
I don’t like any of the options and am not able to come up with a fifth one that would sound any better to me. I’m probably not the only one who feels that way. If I was, there would be no need to run this poll thirteen years after the Czech Republic came into existence. According to the article to which the poll is linked, the Czechs are being pressured by the United Nations to finally make up their minds and decide on a short name, for heaven’s sake.
I don’t know why the Slovaks are upset with us Czechs for having kept the flag after the split. Their country got out of the whole thing with a beautiful, perfectly fine name!