It makes you wonder if there was any uproar when McDonnell and Douglas merged? Although, at least when that happened, the Douglas name stayed, and the aircraft kept the "DC", including the post-merger DC-10.
Even though Boeing bought out MD
, and I would say they legally have every right to call the aircraft whatever they want, it does seem somehow wrong, as to me it taints the legacy of all aircraft ever made/designed by Douglas or McD. And no, I am not anti-Boeing in any way, FYI.
Don't blame me, I don't work here...