So I'm having a tough time coming up with a name for my fictional government. I have tentatively called it the United Republic of Earth Colonies, but I don't think it's quite dark enough for my tastes. So far, my favorite name (of a fictional government) is the Coalition of Ordered Governments from Gears of War. Just a little light background - this is a central governing body of several human colonies far away from the solar system. It's about 600 years in the future and Earth has been destroyed by aliens. The resulting central government is rather authoritarian while preserving a lot of the "republican" language. The chief executive is the Most High Chancellor, who is elected for 10 year terms (and is called "His Excellency"). There is a unicameral legislature ("Senate" - although if you have some ideas for a different name, I'd love to hear them) as well as a Supreme Magistracy which functions in a similar but not identical manner to the U.S. Supreme Court but with some additional powers. The colonies themselves are spread out into 7 different star systems (hence the 7 stars). The "national mascot"/bird is the phoenix (to symbolize the rebirth of civilization following the destruction of their homeworld). I'm also thinking of eliminating Earth from the name, as I have considered setting the background of the story in an alternate universe (but haven't fully decided). The reason for this is because I'd like there to be less of a focus on speculation of what the future might be like for specific real-life groups of people as opposed to running thematic parallels in a different universe (and readers can extrapolate for themselves whether elements of the story are based on certain real-life organizations, people, or events). To this end, I'm thinking of replacing "Earth" with "Terra" or something because while I want it to be clear that the setting takes place in a different universe, the human homeworld is still an analogue to Earth.