Wow, I read today's entry of the game diaries at fidgit, and it seems that not only will the ALT s (from Civ4) option for naming tiles be present, but also the ability to name custom units and colonists. That's pretty cool. I remember when I used to play Axis & Allies (the boardgame) back in the day, we used to name ships by pasting yellow post-it notes under them, then when they were sunk, we'd paste the post-its on the board so we could see where major battles had taken place and so on.. Made us think twice about how to use each unit.
What? The USS Whatever was sunk? OH NO!
This is bringing my childhood back.. I'm so looking forward to this game