Sphinx is winning for ONE reason alone.
There are people who don’t want a name change and people who do.
People who don’t want a name change will vote for Sphinx ’character’
People who do want a name change will be forced to spread their focus across 15 new options.
They will have to compete against conflicting ideas and other suggestions.
There will never be a unanimous agreement of any of the new names.
Therefor, there is no way a new name will win.
There needed to be a pole before the name pole that asked people if the sphinx should be renamed at all (yes) or (no)