In another 1492 where Columbus never sails the ocean blue, what would we call the two western continents? For the sake of simplicity lets say that Vespucci has no involvement here either and that no voyages like Colombus's happen. Simply put, North America is discovered via New England around the late 1400s or early 1500s by English/Breton/Danish/Basque sailors or fishermen. Meanwhile, Atlantic currents blow Portuguse or Spanish vessels off course into somewhere in Brazil. So what would people end up calling the continents, assuming its not after any explorer?