Why do the Greek care so much about the name Macedonia?
So, yes, the Greek do have a point when they argue that the Republic of Macedonia is misusing the name of their Greek province of Macedonia, even if they share a common border.
But a common name and a common border could also become a great opportunity to trade. Both are virtual backwaters of Europe and are in dire need of economic impulses. Suppose both countries would embrace the name Macedonia then the pros would outweigh the cons immensely.
Greece should retract those touchy long toes and accept those great opportunities of mutual trade, friendship and prosperity.