Hi. Why do some countries use different names for the elements instead of their original names as indicated by their symbol? Like Na(natriu) is called sodium, Au(aur) is gold, Fe(fier) is iron, Cu(cupru) is copper, Ag(argint) is silver, Pb(plumb) is lead. I'm from a Latin/francophone country and was taught like the symbol names, except hg which is still "mercur". Is there a difference between all Latin/french and Germanic/English countries?