Its pointless to be bothered by this really.
Resident Evil is called Bio Hazard in Japan where it was made, even though Resident Evil is a better title.
Capcom also mucked around with the names of the boss characters in Street fighter. M.Bison is called Vega in Japan, Vega is called Balrog and Balrog is called M.bison (similar to Mike Tyson).
I’m sure there are hundreds more examples…
I don’t know, I reckon that there are bigger things to worry about and poll for in the Games world other than Character Names, even if it annoys you so much. Maybe a poll about what was crap about recent Sonic games and how to improve them would be a more productive use of you time. Sega might be more interested in hearing about that kind of thing.