Iceland is currently holding a contest to rename the country to improve its image, prompting backlash from the country's citizens who are desperate to protect their rich history of Bjork and that volcano going off that one time. However, before we act like a country changing its name is such a big deal, we should know that MANY famous countries have changed their name in the past, often to massively successful results. Here, in support of Iceland's proactive thinking, is a list of 10 Other Countries That Successfully Changed Their Names:

10 Countries That Successfully Changed Their Names - Image 1
10 Countries That Successfully Changed Their Names - Image 1
10 Countries That Successfully Changed Their Names - Image 1
10 Countries That Successfully Changed Their Names - Image 1
10 Countries That Successfully Changed Their Names - Image 1