In my post on Alex Trebek, see here, I noted that Jeopardy! is not a good name for the game show since it doesn't tell you much about the show. Perhaps Answers and Questions is a better name.
The following game shows have names that tell you something about the game and hence have better names:
Wheel of Fortune, The Price is Right, Lets make a Deal, Beautiful women have suitcases full of money (the original name for Deal-No Deal), Win Ben Stein's Money, Beat the Geeks.
In Math we often name a concept after a person. While this may be a good way to honor someone, the name does not tell us much about the concept and it leads to statements like:
A Calabi-Yau manifold is a compact complex Kahler manifold with a trivial first Chern class.
A Kahler manifold is a Hermitian manifold for which the Hermitian form is closed.
A Hermitian manifold is the complex analog of the Riemann manifold.
(These examples are from an article I will point to later---I do not understand any of these terms, though I once knew what a Riemann manifold was. I heard the term Kahler Manifold in the song Bohemian Gravity. It's at about the 4 minute 30 second place.)
While I am amused by the name Victoria Delfino Problems (probably the only realtor who has problems in math named after her, see my post here) it's not a descriptive way to name open problems in descriptive set theory.
Sometimes a name becomes SO connected to a concept that it IS descriptive, e.g.:
The first proof of VDW's theorem yields ACKERMAN-LIKE bounds.
but you cannot count on that happening AND it is only descriptive to people already somewhat in the field.
What to do? This article makes the ballian point that we should STOP DOING THIS and that the person who first proves the theorem should name it in a way that tells you something about the concept. I would agree. But this can still be hard to really do.
In my book on Muffin Mathematics (see here) I have a sequence of methods called
Floor Ceiling, Half, Mid, Interval, Easy-Buddy-Match, Hard-Buddy-Match, Gap, Train.
There was one more method that I didn't quite name, but I used the phrase `Scott Muffin Problem' to honors Scott Huddleton who came up with the method, in my description of it.
All but the last concept were given ballian names. Even so, you would need to read the book to see why the names make sense. Still, that would be easier than trying to figure out what a Calabi-Yau manifold is.