Searching for "Distressed Damsel" doesn't even get a single entry in the urban dictionary except for a verb form of "Damsel in Distress".
Gah, is that supposed to be some sort of argument for anything
Honestly, that almost makes me prefer Distressed Damsel
But really I'm neutral. I just don't see the point in the massive effort a rename requires. Anyone who types in Damsel in Distress
will be taken to Distressed Damsel
. It's not the stereotyped phrasing, but it's two perfectly valid, ordinary, obvious English words that will mean Damsel in Distress
to anyone who sees them. Yes, if this were many years ago, and we were just now picking a name, I would have strongly voted for DID, but it's not, And I don't believe we're sacrificing a single bit of clarity with our current name. It's just...less common. Frankly, I think we've got enough real problems throughout the wiki without wasting our time on trivial non-problems like this.
But I'm not objecting—just not supporting.
Speaking words of fandom: let it squee, let it squee.