Yes, knowing what
you do is most important, and learning exactly what it is
(name) will do alot to help the process of learning.
At least that is my sentiment.
We provide the 6th kyu syllabus with the welcome pack and ask the students to fill it in as part of preparation for their first grading.
This sounds like a very good way to learn. It gives the names a priority in the mind of the student and thus makes it easier for him/her to memorize.