To the best of my knowledge, what you want to do can't be done the way you want to do it.
This leaves you two choices:
1). Continue with FTM and use the workarounds suggested
2). Change to a program that lets you record places the way *you* want to record them.
Either choice is valid. It is just a question of what features (if any) of FTM you are willing to give up to get place names recorded as you wish them to be.
Andy (always fair and balanced) Hatchett