Treasure Island

Jim never refers to the island as anything other than Treasure Island, but Treasure Island is only the voyagers' private nickname for the place?

Why doesn't Jim or Stevenson reveal a more geographically accurate name for this island?Does this name change our perception of the place?

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Treasure Island is represents ideas more than an actual place. It represents adventure, danger, riches, exotic location...The island's location is secondary to its symbolic value. Treasure island must remain an adventure fantasy until the characters actually get there. This keeps the tension and excitement constant throughout the book.