Yes I agree.
This is another example of politcal lobbying. EB is of course located in the great state of Connecticut, where one of their senators is the rather liberal Chris Dodd.
I believe that this is his answer to Washington National Airport, and the latest aircraft carrier being named for President Regean.
However, President Carter is a Naval Academy Graduate-and served as engineer aboard at least one nuc boat during his Naval career.
I love the American boats (having served myself), BUT, the Brits, by far have the best submarine names of all Navies.