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British Isles

I've been calling them the "Western Isles" for a while now after a post I saw once (Andrew's, actually, I think). Is this a QSS name for the Isles, or was he just being poetic? Benkarnell 17:54, 6 July 2009 (UTC)

I don't think there is an official name for the islands as a whole. I suppose that either name would suffice. I did a search of the terms on the Wiki and "Britain" and "British Isles" far outweigh the term "Western Isles", which only occurs in the article on Hazard. I've added an entry accordingly. Elemtilas 18:53, 6 July 2009 (UTC)
And since I made the Hazard list, it can be attributed to my misapprehension. I think the post I was actually remembering was yours at Talk:Brithenig, and it was actually "Western Ocean" for the Atlantic - clearly a case of being poetic. I use the name in my map of Britain, which I can change, I suppose. But it makes sense for Hazard, where the territory also includes Iceland. Benkarnell 19:26, 6 July 2009 (UTC)
Yes, that was a poetic use. If the map you're proposing to change is a "real world" IB map, then the name should probably be changed. I wouldn't be in favour of changing the name in Hazard -- I like "Western Isles" there. Elemtilas 22:26, 7 July 2009 (UTC)
*Here* at least, "Great Britain" is the name of the main island and the "British Isles" is supposed to be the whole group; Great Britain, Ireland and all of the extra bits like Wight, Anglesey, Man, the Hebrides and so on. "Western Isles" works just as well as "British Isles" for me, though possibly with a much stronger British nation-state like IB has in Kemr, the latter, QAA term might be even more appropriate *there*. - Geoff 03:41, 7 July 2009 (UTC)
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