Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Welcome to Saitiro!

So, the issue of the name of these islands keeps coming up. The divers are meeting this evening to discuss marketing Saipan... er, the Marianas... us, the CNMI. I discussed the issue in a previous post and recommended either "Saipan" or "Marianas". Many seem to like "Marianas". Downside: the name is a bit long at four syllables. In marketing, the shorter the better. Another downside: we'll forever be having to explain that we don't include Guam. It will be an annoyance, like the poor kid who gets named "Shakila" and has to forever explain "No, Shakila with a "k", not a "q"".

So, here is another option. A totally new name for the archipelago currently known as the CNMI: Saitiro. That's Sai, from Saipan; Ti from Tinian (not from "a drink with jam and bread"); and Ro from Rota. I like the sound of it... a bit Asian, somewhat exotic. Saitiro.

What do you think? (I'm serious).


The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...

or how about Tinropan?

The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...



RoTin Panda is Saipanda's badder, smelly older brother.

James said...

lol that is a good name. But how about STaR Islands? Saipan Tinian and Rota islands.
We could be the STaR of the Pacific. or ocean STaRs.

Bruce A. Bateman said...

Did this come to you in a dream, David? Take No Doze.

Your first idea (The Marianas Islands) was a good one. The polysyllabic goo goo speak word (saitiro)is not your best work. Please take no offence. We all have our off days. Even I have been known to have a bad idea from time to time (he modestly admits).

Marianas Eye said...

Every genius is reviled at first. You just wait, Bruce. Saitiro will roll from your lips, with practice.

Bruce A. Bateman said...

Saitiro, Saitiro, Saitiro

Said enough times fast enough and it begins to sound like sighting rows of corn as you walk by the field. , Saitiro, Saitirow, Sight-e-row, sighty-row, sighty-row.

Citizens arrest. (:-))