What if their civilisation at it's inception numbered their galaxy of origin No. 1 and then through colonisation they have entered other galaxies, at least 8 it would seem and their response was actually that they were from the eighth galaxy colonised by their species .
However, the OP has listed two species indicating this is not species specific, but rather a type of United Federation of Planets
Isn't it, but that's the thing, if we can figure, "Earth" is not quite the right description, that is why the Government is conditioning us with TV show's like Third Rock From The Sun, so that when the federation descends upon us, we have the terminology right Hard to see an intelligent species being so vague, maybe they just wanted a one night stand? Like a 555 number or something?
But more seriously, we have trouble communicating across seas, across planets is bound to come with some challenges.
Edited by psyche101, 07 January 2013 - 10:40 PM.