So David Alpert reminds us that Metro may be changing some station names to include more stuff around, such as Smithsonian - National Mall in his article from Greater Greater Washington. The idea clearly puts more words in the title of a station. This is ridiculous, the name needs to be short and descriptive. The purpose of the station name is not to inform one of everything within walking distance of the station, but to let one decipher the difference between stations. It's nice if the station name reflects a geographical location like Dupont Circle, but it's not always necessary as Foggy Bottom means little to me, but I know where the stop is in relation to the rest.
So here is my proposal - all station names should be a maximum of 5 syllables or 3 words.