Photoshop: Layer via Copy... naming inconsistency. Bug or feature?

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- Create a new image.

- Select the Background in the layer panel.

- Hit cmd/ctrl-J.

- The layer will be named Layer 1.

- Select Background again.

- Hit cmd/ctrl-J.

- This layer will be named Background.

Works in CC14 & 15... Bug or Feature?
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eartho

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This featurebug is still present in 15.1.1.
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eartho

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Still happening in 2015.1.2
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JEA

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Do a Select>All before each of the above steps and watch what happens.
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Indeed, that's a slight variation, since it's doing it via a selection.
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This behavior goes back to at least Photoshop 7. I remember logging a bug about this during CS2 timeframe but I seem to recall this was intentional for some sort of backward compatibility (actions/scripts). So, file under "Oddity/feature." Predates me.
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Hmm. I'm not able to repro the Elements issue (at least on Mac) in either PS CC 2015 or Elements 14