Neon said:Sargon and Sanharib.
Sargon was Akkadian though.
Mr. Tambourine Man said:King Ninus and Ashurbanipal, although the former is most likely fictitious.
Neon said:Which makes me think that us modern Assyrians should've called ourselves "Akkadians". One big pro about this is that nobody would have confused with Syrians.
I prefer Akkadian because it sounds nothing like other modern ethnic groups (Assyrian sounds like Syrian) and also English-speaking people can usually use the "ass" in Assyrian to make fun of us. Lol.Sharukinu said:The thought has crossed my mind but Assyrian is a bit more precise.