The story I'm working on takes place in the current United States of America, although they call it the United Provinces of America, 20,000 years in the future. Things aren't quite what they are today but, they are similar. Unlike we did, they chose natural boundaries to determine the boundaries of the different provinces, even going so far as to merge certain of our states into one state rather than one or two states. They also chose to give the cities and provinces similar but different names. For example, Georgia became Gargia, Carolina became Carpolina and Florida became Flamingo. Atlanta is now known as Catlanna, Tampa is now Tapir and New Orleans is now Gnawluns (not much of a different pronunciation. LOL.) In the attached map, however, the state and city names haven't been changed but, I intend to do that as soon as I can. If you'd like to help make suggestions in your comments and I'll consider them. There is two major rules. 1) The new name needs to sound similar to, if not exactly like, the original name and 2) the new name must have an animal, animal sound, animal body part, animal action, plant name, plant part (i.e. leaf, bark, trunk, etc.), geographical name, or meteorological name included.
I can't remember the name of the artist who did this map for me as it was done over a year ago. All I can remember is that I had seen several maps that he'd done and requested that he do this one for me. If you are the artist who drew this for me, and can prove it, let me know and I'll give you proper credit. (I hate uploading a drawing without giving the artist the credit he or she deserves.)