http://xkcd.com/927/ Coming up with more names to reduce the number of names is a bit like fucking for virginity, fighting for peace, or cutting a board longer.
Language doesn't really lose synonyms. You can sometimes make one term more popular... for a while. Trends shift, slang gets replaced by slang... The evil science of marketing might be put to good use here, if we could concoct a term that's easy to get people to want to use.