The Northern Territory in Australia is lobbying to become an official state by the year 2018. As a part of the effort, residents are searching for a befitting new name for what they hope will be Australia’s seventh state.
One of the top candidates is Wonderland. With Alice Springs as the capital, this state name would allow for the whimsical word play “Alice in Wonderland”.
Other popular onomastic nominees include “State of Kate”, in honor of Kate Middleton, and “State of Evolution”, a name inspired by the famous Australian toponym Darwin, which took its moniker from the surname of the revolutionary scientist, Charles Darwin.
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