Just a thought???
In reality the country could, and probably would, continue to be known as the UK. It's difficult to imagine a Westminster government advocating anything else.
But the suggestion that "UK" might need replacing if Scotland becomes independent after the referendum on 18 September has already led to some alternative shorthands being bandied about.
"The rest of the UK"
Are you ready for the printing costs of changing all that government stationary to rUK
Well that's allright because Scotland is not going to vote yes, and if they do will foot the bill!!