David Webster, the guy who runs naming at Microsoft, answered my post and various commenters here.
He says "simpler, better names" are coming. "I’m certainly not trying to “cancel Christmas” as one of the posters suggested."
Every Microsoft employee who names things should spend some time with David (he has a challenge for them, and corrects me too). I'm trying to get David to come on video to talk about his approach and how he's trying to change our naming strategy.
I think you'd enjoy meeting him and everyone who names things would learn from him.