By far one of the most difficult obstacles I’ve had to face while writing high and low fantasy is that it’s so hard to come up with names for kingdoms, tribes, clans, countries, etc. Personal names are easy, I could go on all day.
But names for countries are entirely different. I’m the type of person that wants their characters and the places they inhabit to have meaningful names. I think the Fire Emblem series has done a wonderful job in the past years on using meaningful names for their countries, and the series is why I’m so into etymology.
Also, a minor disclaimer: I am not talking about personal names for characters, but names for kingdoms and nations, so hopefully this won’t get confused with another thread.