You talkin' to me… or chewin' a brick?
You talkin' about game saves? I typically give each sequential save a single letter name, a-b-c-…x-y-z-a-b. I don't see any bennie in 3 extra letters, and the sequential letter is easy to follow. I usually only get to C or D before starting at A again for next game or session.
I will use a proper name when there's some big option, eg "at crossroads" or "kill adam or eve", where I want to come back later and explore the other options.
A good example is in Command and Conquer Remastered, where there is often a choice re which country to invade after a mission—it's important to save just before winning previous mission if you want to try them all without having to replay the entire game at least 3 times.