I generally agree with you. I was on E'ci before we eventually merged into Tunare. My original main character now has three x's after his name. By some miracle the rest of my characters were unaffected. If there was another merge and my current main couldn't keep his name it would bother me. He's old enough and the account is active, so he might win the name battle in a server merge. But there are likely plenty of people who would be affected by it and unhappy.