I was in a Travel Agents yesterday and I picked up the Qatar Airways Holiday brochure for Europe.
The holiday locations were arranged by country, and each page included 'Facts' about each country, including the country's official name. So,
France - Official Name - French Republic
Germany - Official Name - Federal Republic of Germany
Switzerland - Official Name - Swiss Confederation
United Kingdom - Official Name - England !!
Somebody doing some crystal ball gazing??