Do transformers all take Earth designations? Becuase they're named all similarly most of the time to alt modes. Eg Kup or Hot Rod. Why? Is is (canonically) the nearest translation in English? Or is it just (actually) the writers not being able to think of cybertronian names? Some are alright, like Optimus Prime and Megatron, they sound nothing like their alternate modes. Others are related to the job of their alt mode. eg Inferno, the fire truck, putting out infernoes I just don't get it.