So this is a good page in the Commerce info center. It sets forth naming standards for custom objects in WebSphere Commerce databases. I know for a fact that other naming standards work in daily operation. I wonder if using these naming standards makes upgrades go more smoothly (or like some Commerce features that is an intended future use of these). The only one that I will continue to ignore is limiting indexes to 254 bytes – I just can’t see complying with that one and still getting good performance. Take a look here.