Why does the Book of Mormon not name the Brother of Jared (later named by Joseph Smith as Mahonri Moriancumer)?
Possible answer to 1): Ether and Moroni were simply following tradition in trying to concentrate on the name Jared. Jared was the patriarch of the family, and tradition had been to concentrate on him and his name, not Mahonri’s. At the end of the day, the name Mahonri was not as important as the name Jared. Majonri was so modest that he wanted his brother to be remembered, not him.
Problem: why then do the Jaredites name one of places where they pitched their tents “Moriancumer” (see Ether 2:13), presumably after the Brother of Jared?
Another possible answer: the name “Mahonri Moriancumer” is too long.
Problem: they could have just called him “Mahonri.”
I’m stumped. What do you think, M* readers?