No man, adding a word to the number is convoluted. The letters now differentiate the product lines no word required, and its quite simple and good.
Originally Posted by fallax
To general public Bold 9900 or Torch 9810 does not mean much, the names Bold Torch Curve were the product lines, but the scheme is like a decade old.
As for intel, I dont think that your point makes sense. You mean the Core Branding? Core i3, i5, i7 - they use number 3570k or 2500k too. Its kind of necessary, but also not easy to understand.