Originally Posted by RavenHusky
Those of us that didn't want the change either didn't care that that they could not pronounce it, or made the effort to learn it. Heck, I still can't pronounce it at times, and I still want it back. It is also pronounced in Lux's spotlight.
So there's only a few possible actual causes here:
* I liked the old name because it's a really appropriate and great name
This would be a good reason to not change a name. However, considering no one can say it (phonetically it doesn't tend to work) and the etymology is something I'd guess even proponents would have to look up, there's few objective reasons I can imagine where this is true.
* I liked the old name because I disapprove of the new one
This doesn't mean it should be changed back (for the above points) but instead it's important we try to choose appropriate names when either creating or changing. It seems the outcry here is largely that this name sounds "too cool" for Lux, who is a softer-style character (though to this, Prismatic Barrier and Lucent Singularity are pretty "epic fantasy" names as well).
* You changed something, so I don't like it. I want things I'm used to.
This is something I'm not terribly sympathetic to, and in this case something I think is driving a large part of this conversation. Change and adjustment in any direction is hard, and especially when it's a surprising change.
Just to make sure I get a lot of downvotes, I think this is making a mountain out of a molehill. Maybe we can do better in wrapping theme changes into a smarter package from now on, or give more context up-front, but no one has made a single good argument of why the old name was a good name. This is why I think the last reason is the most likely culprit.
I'm also not going to spend much time on this subject because it's not my wheelhouse (and frankly, there are more important things for me to deal with from a gameplay perspective) but I thought I'd come try to pop the lid off this.