@”Rex Hatson” From what I’ve read on the issue, I don’t think Bulgaria would accept Northern or Upper, as it could imply Pirin.  Vardar seems most logical out of your suggestion.  Personally, I don’t like the regional qualification, I prefer Nova, but I guess its personal opinion. Yes, I agree, it should be up to citizens of R.Macedonia to decide on the name and eventual succession into NATO and EU. Hopefully it is sooner rather than later, I think it would be good for the country to proceed into NATO an EU.