Re: Do you think the Enterprise D was going to be renamed anyway?
The Enterprise-A was renamed from Yorktown, Ti-Ho or Atlantis pretty quickly.
So, no surprise the Ent-E might have had another name and Starfleet decided to keep the tradition alive when Ent-D was destroyed.
Rimmer, on what period of history to live in-
“Well, It’d be the 19th century for me, one of Napoleon’s marshals.
The chance to march across Europe with the greatest general of all time and kill Belgians” - (White Hole).