Please retain useful layer names when merging to smart objects.

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When combining layers and/or smart object into new smart objects, it would be awesome if Photoshop retained the name of the lowest named item in the stack, rather than the top item.

Here's why: I often add an adjustment layer to a named layer or smart object, and then immediately combine them into a new smart object. For example, I may have a set of faces that I want to color match. Each face layer is named for the person. I cluster them together while I color match, to make sure they look good as a set. Before I move them (and particularly if any of the adjustment layers have masks) I convert each face and its adjustment layers to a smart object. When I do this, the useful names I've assigned disappear and I'm left with names like "Curves 6" instead of "Uelova Stephanowski." So then have to verify and re-name them before I proceed, so I can keep track of who is who.
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Paula Rewa

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