He felt it was inappropriate to name your snake because they can't hear you and don't show affection to you.
Actually, some people claim they can hear. Melisa Kaplan has a page dedicated to this subject, and even claims her snakes respond to her calling their names. Snake hearing
I have a Calking that will come out of his hide if I tap on his tank. Then climb on my hand when I put it in his tank. Affection? Maybe, maybe not, but it's cool
. I name all my snakes, only animals I've had and didn't name were fish. I mean, what are you gonna name an Oscar? LOL