Good grief! This furor over the (alleged) Higgs boson is just stupid. Who cares? Some scientists found *something*, that’s all we know for sure. Who gives a flying fig what its name is? Everyone calls it something different.
We can call it whatever we want, really. It could be the Boo-Boo particle, the Wakka-Wakka particle, the Whistler’s Mother particle, or whatever else can be thought of.
You’re scientists! You’re also adults! Now please shut up and start acting like it.
Now go … science something, and leave the argument to those who enjoy arguing.