The United States of America.
To hear that name, it sounds almost as if we were intended to be a collection of semi-independent states, united under one government for defense against tyranny.
There was a time when that name actually described us.
No more. What does a state even do anymore? The federal government has grabbed so much power from the states, the "50 nifty" are nothing but lame shadows of themselves.
That is NOT what the founders had in mind. We were never meant to be a centrally-governed monolith. But that's exactly what we have become.
For example, if Texas wants to sell assault rifles, ban gay marriage, and if Colorado wants to legalize marijuana, is it really right that someone on the east coast gets to lord over YOUR state and tell you what laws you can and cannot have in your own jurisdiction?
So we should change our name. I get it... The United States has a quaint, nostalgic appeal. Like an old wooden cottage nobody lives in anymore, but everyone thinks is so cute. But really, the American Federal Republic suits us much better.
That was never the intention.