Indeed, “Browser” could have been a simple and descriptive name for a web browser. So in this case, why nobody else before used this as name for his web browser?
I’ll take a really explicit example: applications in OSX.
If you look the common applications, they all have a name which match their functionality. I’m thinking of Mail, Address Book, DVD Player, TextEdit, Preview… And even if some of these applications have a “i” as prefix, their names are still intuitive: iCal, iPhoto, iMovie… So, what the damn hell they called the browser Safari?
Actually, a web browser is more than a part of a system, it’s a separate application.
Also, this application is one of the most important ( not the majority can pretend using a system without a web browser, even more since the Web 2.0 is on ). And as an important application it should have a personality.
That’s why this thread began, and that’s why I’ll disagree with this name.
Then, if this name is chosen, I would have no problem.