Originally Posted by Other Eric
Maybe because using the name "Peter" would be incredibly presumptuous?
Yea, I thought of that too but they are already claiming by virtue of the office to be Peter's successor, the Rock....so to me using the name Peter is only appropriate. Im sure it is out of respect but on the other hand I always thought that newly elected popes took the name of a past pope "out of respect" for that person!!
I am wondering if there is some other reason that the name isn't used.