Of course, as a legendary taxi driver, admitted no-nothing, glommer of all previously published paraphenalia, I am very interested in this subject. You know, of course, every square inch of this planet has been speculated as possibly being "Atlantis", yet no one knows the truth which means I can't call myself "right", nor can I call anyone else wrong or right.
As previously mentioned, my theory is that the entire Western Hemisphere was the "Land of Aten", the "Creation Land", the "Underworld", the "Innerworld", the "Beginning land aleph-A", and the "End Land Tau-T", hence the "A-T-lan". It all boils down to the meaning of the name "A-T-lan-tis". Since Plato called the mystery land Atlantis, and he was relaying the story from many previous Egyptian stories, even the name may not have been "Atlantis" to the ancients.
So is Santorinin Atlantis? Maybe!
Is Japan Atlantis? Maybe.
Is Spain Atlantis? Maybe.
Is the Western Hemisphere Atlantis? Maybe.
Since I believe all of the Americas were settled either from the Western side inwards (Asian emigrations and influences), and from the Eastern side inwards (African-European-Middle Eastern influences), the naming conventions should follow the old world familiar names.
I have come across some amazing name references that sound familiar to all of us: Japan-Chiapenese-Shippan.
Atlantis, the Antediluvian World, Ignatius Donnelley 1890 (probably considered Aryan-White racist by today's standards)
"The Chiapenese of Central America (the people whose language we have seen furnishing such remarkable resemblances to Hebrew) claim to have been the first people of the New World. Clavigero tells us ("Hist. Antiq. del Messico," Eng. trans., 1807, vol. i.) that according to the traditions of the Chiapenese there was a Votan who was the grandson of the man who built the ark to save himself and family from the Deluge; he was one of those who undertook to build the tower that should reach to heaven., The Lord ordered him to people America. "He came from the East." He brought seven families with him. He had been preceded in America by two others, Igh and Imox. He built a great city in America called "Nachan," City of the Serpents (the serpent that tempted Eve was Nahash), from his own race, which was named Chan, a serpent. This Nachan is supposed to have been Palenque. The date of his journey is placed in the legends in the year 3000 of the world, and in the tenth century B.C. He also founded three tributary monarchies, whose capitals were Tulan, Mayapan, and Chiquimala. He wrote a book containing a history of his deeds, and proofs that he belonged to the tribe of Chanes (serpents)."
And as I have stated before, the names Japan, Nihon, Nippon have the equivalent of American East Coast Amerindian tribal names of Shippan, Niantic, and Neponset, all generally meaning... "Land where the spirit rises", "Land of the Rising Sun", etc.
But as a contribution with something new, something I will announce on two other websites... the names Chichen Itza of Yucatan, and Atza Coalesco of Tenochtitlan Mexico, I now believe I have deciphered them into the "Kitchen of Ishtar" and the "Chalice of Ishtar"...both meaning "womb of creation of the Mother Goddess" or "Womb of the Venus Mother Goddess", both indicating and supporting the ancient legends of the birthplace of mankind to be in the MesoAmerican area, the geographic center of the Western Hemisphere, meaning to me... the "A-T-Land", the "Aten Land", the land of Life, Death, Rebirth, i.e., "Eternity".
But I am only theorizing...nobody knows.