This is my first post, so I will start by saying hello. I have a question that I could use some advice on. I am writing, or attempting to write, a fiction novel in the fantasy genre. I have a question about naming things in a fictional world that are named after things in our own world. Let me give an example. Say I writing The Lord of the Rings. If I were doing so I would be Tolkien and already know the answer to this, but I am not so need your help. Say I want to write about hobbits eating Swiss cheese, men training German Shepherds, and elves using Greek fire. Now we all recognize what each of these things are. If I describe them as they are in the novel the readers will also recognize these things. However, describing them as Swiss, German, and Greek in a world that has no Switzerland, Germany, or Greece seems a bit off. I can always use the generic terms cheese, shepherd, and oil, but the question of correct naming will linger. Is it correct form when writing fantasy or science fiction to use real world names for objects that have no fictional counterpart for the sake of simplicity? What do you guys think? Thanks in advance for any advice you can offer.