I don’t think there are any good reasons not to come up with a name. Someone already did, to launch it. And that works for the umbrella initiative because it describes it.
But I also agree with William - to a degree.
My suggestion would be to simply call each addition, what it is, with the name Nodes
And so on…
And the overall description of this as Blender Nodes
For example we already have:
This is similar to how they named it in XSI
And so on… then they stopped developing
So basically it got to the point you could do everything in ICE in XSI. But it did not start that way. And as they finished a module, they gave it a name. Very easy to understand.
Blender is not enough. Yeah, we know Blender does all kinds of things but we name each thing. This is no different.
Just keep it simple.
Blender can be Blender and even when it is all complete we don’t have to toss out Blender Nodes. This just becomes the name of this aspect of Blender, and keeping with conventions, you don’t even have to know you are creating a Blender node when you make a box. In fact, you could go some time in Blender before even touching a node.
This is now it works in Houdini - and in Maya too by the way. Everything in Maya is a node. And for years already, long before most people even knew it, you could model at the node level in Maya. As far back as at least 2013 or so, to my recollection. It is a great feature. One of those hidden gems. It only recently got a face lift (re-programmed I suppose) and more features added which brought it to the front.
So the vision I see, is that the average newcomer to Blender can open it up and start using it to do all kinds of cool things before even realizing they are also creating a node network in the Background.
Then one day… oh, What is this Blender Nodes?
And at whatever stage we are at in development, they can see… oh Blender nodes is this area of Blender and… so far we have
And this keeps going until it is done.
More advanced users from other apps will dive right in. And it still makes sense to them.
Maybe there is already a plan to do this? At any rate, that is how I see it.