While discussing colonies one day with a friend, we talked about the upgrading feature. After you get three colonies, any new one will replace your smallest one. I wondered if anyone would ever replace a colony if they had named it!
The principle is fairly simple, and based on another truism that farmers and others raising their own animals for slaughter know... once you name it, you're not going to be able to eat it. Or, in this case, sell it, right?
Who knows, but it seemed like it'd be a fun thing to try. You could even have a fancy christening ceremony, pay for a huge gala festival, perhaps attract more colonists after you advertise it and give it a name so they can call it home.
All in favor of being able to name your colonies, raise your champagne bottles!