I think the 777 was christened the Super Ranger as part of a plan to revamp its corporate livery. At about this time, names also started appearing in earnest across the 747 fleet (each named after a state capital in Malaysia). Malaysia Airlines was toying with the idea of repainting their aircraft in a ultramarine blue livery with the Malaysian crescent and 14-pointed star in gold.
All these plans were scrapped as MAS balance sheets slipped into the red and (as we all know) continued to slide deeper into the red.
I think it will be nice to name MAS' aircraft. In tandem with KLMs fleet (
) my suggestion would to perhaps name each 747 and 777 after a long-haul destination, each A330 after a regional city, each 737 after Malaysian towns, rivers and natural landmarks, each F50 after a local flower and each Twin Otter after a local animal or similar.
ps... Personally, I don't like travelling on aircraft named after dead people - call me superstitious...