I think the name change is perhaps people want to change Standard English into a Mix of SMS/TEXT-ese and Orwellian "Newspeak"
For example U for YOU, NITE for night, L8 for late etc. SyFy is nearer the phoenetic pronounciation than SCI -FI -- however I think I still prefer Standard English.
Of Course with things tlike Twitter who under the age of around 30 will be able to construct a speech of longer than 140 words anyway -- or is it letters --I never use twitter so I'v'e no idea.
Anyway I do like the show and re-iterate I found SGU absolutely HORRIBLE, depressing, wooden etc etc --in fact everything a decent piece of Science Fiction SHOULD NOT HAVE.
It was amazing how bad it actually was considering how successful the original Stargate and it's successor Startgate Atlantis were.