Pre-import as original filename in Lightroom

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I'm using Lightroom 3.6, and sometimes want to rename files based on the batch renaming using a filename template based on metadata. If I use one of these templates when I first import the file, that becomes the "original filename" during rename. I'd like to be able to get back to the pre-import original filename at this point.

I know I can import without renaming, rename everything after import, and then the original filename is set as I want it for future renaming. But it would be nice to not have to go through that just to get to the *real* original filename. (Yes, I know it's semantics at this point; it's my own definition of "*real* original filename" I'm espousing here.)

This could be something in addition to the current concept of original filename, since I'm sure someone somewhere depends on the way it works now.
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Dorin Nicolaescu-Musteață, Champion

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And the semantics should be simple: original = camera-generated.