I have always spoken up for the variety of Founder's star names. I think we did a good job.
However, when all the modding settles down, I am going to get a couple of star lists to put in, especially the older GalCiv lists. I think the Founder names work better as Easter Egg type things. They are just too prevalent. If I were Stardock, I would just patch in all the old names.
However, it has taken several games to finally see my named star. So I can see how people can wonder about that. That shows it is already a pretty long list. It just needs more vanilla names in it. Well, GalCiv vanilla.