I don't view using a supertrope instead of the proper subtrope as a big issue, and I can certainly understand people choosing to go for a meaningful and catchy name - which is what this trope name is.
The arguing about what is alliterative and what is not will continue to be with us. English is a living language, so pronounciations differ over time and place, TV Tropes
is a text-oriented medium so the written form of the words will
influence what is deemed alliteriative, and there are also many here who have English as a second language, making the written form more influential as well.
Blaming Added Alliterative Appeal
for misuse becauase of this is similar to blaming the victim. (Granted, not as bad, but it's a victim of its own success as an appealing trope.)
Anothing reason I'm phlegmatic about the misuse is that I primarily view tropes as concept, and I can't say that Alliterative Name
or Alliterative Title
are different in concept from Added Alliterative Appeal
, they are just the concept applied to specific sets. Added Alliterative Appeal
simply happens to have dual uses: a supertrope for the application of alliteration, and as an index for alliterative tropes. But both fall under the same concept.
That said, I think some useful notes on alliteration, and perhaps also in its use in poetry (where the rules for alliteration tends to be much more stringent but also byzantine) would be worthwhile.