The use by some government agencies and other soaking wet types of the (European invented) name Aotearoa is hugely annoying.
I don’t want to tell people I come from the Land of the Long White Cloud.
If we’re to change our country’s name then first and most important is the public should decide it by referendum.
We should think long and hard about our most distinctive feature and use that in our name.
If that was the criterion then obviously New Zealand should be re-named “CONELAND”.
No other country in the world litters all of its highways and suburbs with bloody unnecessary cones as do we. It’s madness.