I want to ask this questions: What points mathematicians need in an explanation about red herring names?
This question seems to be off-topic in Math Edu, since the site is more about teachers educating students, not researchers "educating" fellow researchers (naming conventions and culture). Maybe it can be asked in MO, but I am not a professional one, so I'm not sure this is classified as a research-level question.
Technically, this question is not about mathematics, but about cognitive psychology and linguistics (and obviously these topics aren't listed in What topics can I ask about here?). But if you read the question, you will see that it is impossible to answer without having expertise in math. So I can only ask around the math sites.
Given that (1) this is not about math per se, but the language and culture in math research, and (2) I am not a professional mathematician, is this site suitable for this question?