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  • So both "New Enchanted Forest" and "Magical Forest" have been used to name the new realm. In both instances, they were used as descriptions, rather than an actual name. I understand that the writers and press release hvee referred it to the "New Enchanted Forest", but I suggest we change it to Magical Forest, and seen in the title card from the first episode, because it's less confusing, as the the two pages have very similar names.

    What does everyone else think?

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    • We already discussed that and it is impossible. We can't rename it Magical Forest.

      "In both instances, they were used as descriptions, rather than an actual name." -> That's where your supposition is wrong; contrary to Magical Forest, NEF has not only been used as a descriptive way. They also used it to directly name it like that:

      • "Enchanted Forest" was used on a writing card for 621
      • "New Enchanted Forest" was used on a press release, so priority on it
      • A&E used NEF in an interview.
      • Again, they never called it "magical forest". They said it was "a magical forest". That's not a name. That's a way to talk about it. The original EF is also a magical forest. What made the Enchanted Forest its name is the fact that a lot of characters clearly called it "The Enchanted Forest". Not the same as "an enchanted forest". That's like if we'd name SB page as "Town in Maine" because they called it like that. That's like if we'd name New York City page as "Big Town" or "Big City" because they called it like that. In all cases, that's not a real name comparing to that writing card.

      So no, NEF has been used to name directly this place, and not just as in a descriptive way. And since "magical forest" is only used in a descriptive way, there is not much to discussed or to argue with. The name has priority.

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    • Lady is right. We just discussed this.

      Enchanted Forest was used in 6x21, by the writers, and addressed as new and the New Enchanted Forest in a press release.

      The only other valid name is Fairy Tale Land as ABC used this on their site, but that's only if we learn of other regions besides the NEF. (Or Another Realm, but that's a bit ridiculous, especially if they said it was a new Enchanted Forest.)

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    • NEF is more commonly used, so we should keep that. I'm personally hoping they come up with something better eventually, but time will tell.

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    • Lady explained everything. We don't call the Enchanted Forest because it was seen in 101 as "an enchanted forest", but because it started to being used as "The Enchanted Forest" from S2 onward. 

      But, since a thread is opened, I'd like to suggest to remove "a Magical Forest" from intro. What do you think?

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    • CadoDoan wrote:

      But, since a thread is opened, I'd like to suggest to remove "a Magical Forest" from intro. What do you think?

      Agree. Already explained why in my previous comment. Not like where gonna put "Seattle, also known as a Real City" cos Henry called it like that in 701 ^^

      I think Eskaver also agreed in the comments of NEF?

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    • I think that until the NEF has been addressed with a name by a character, we should wait.

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    • Lola987 wrote:
      I think that until the NEF has been addressed with a name by a character, we should wait.


      Press releases are our first source of canon after the show. Why waiting? And it does not make sense to have Magical Forest in the intro.

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    • But how do we know the press relese used it as a name, rather than description?

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    • I'm with NEF until they provide an alternate name or specified.

      The Press Relase uses it as both. A name describes a place, so I can't see that as a valid point of debate. There are many names we can use and NEF is what has been chosen.

      Production: Enchanted Forest, Another Realm

      Writers: Enchanted Forest, new Enchanted Forest, another realm

      Press: New Enchanted Forest, Fairytale land

      So, NEF is currently the best. 

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    • "HENRY IS REUNITED WITH EMMA, HOOK AND REGINA AFTER FACING TROUBLE IN THE NEW ENCHANTED FOREST; AND IN HYPERION HEIGHTS, JACINDA FIGHTS VICTORIA TO SEE LUCY, ON ABC'S 'ONCE UPON A TIME'"

      It is clearly used as a name, and not a description. Plus, they used "THE NEF" and not "A NEF".

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    • -RessurectingTheThread

      I hope they give the NEF a new name. There's no way the inhabitants of it know it as the "New Enchanted Forest". Maybe Hyacinth Woods? I would love that.

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    • Lady Rapunzel wrote: -RessurectingTheThread

      I hope they give the NEF a new name. There's no way the inhabitants of it know it as the "New Enchanted Forest". Maybe Hyacinth Woods? I would love that.

      I don’t know if someone has done this already, but they could ask the writers over Twitter what they consider the name of the realm to be. They will probably respond with “New Enchanted Forest” though.

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    • TheRose123 wrote:

      Lady Rapunzel wrote: -RessurectingTheThread

      I hope they give the NEF a new name. There's no way the inhabitants of it know it as the "New Enchanted Forest". Maybe Hyacinth Woods? I would love that.

      I don’t know if someone has done this already, but they could ask the writers over Twitter what they consider the name of the realm to be. They will probably respond with “New Enchanted Forest” though.

      "New Enchanted Forest" is so ridiculous. -_- 

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    • A Spy in the Mirror
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