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What was the process used to decide on the name of the US capital, Washington DC?

If there is any record of the discussions which led to the decision, then it seems an archive search will be needed, but sources online provide the following. In "Records of the Office of Public ...
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What was Iceland officially & commonly called before 1918 (1874~)?

There is no significant difference between English/Icelandic/Latin naming (In Latin it's Islandia). We can read here that: "Oldest among the maps on which Iceland is shown is the Anglo-Saxon map, ...
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