Now, it seems that the naming of ships may follow more political winds.
You can sign a petition to this effect at Proposal to Name a US Navy ship in the Honor of Lt. John William Finn, USN deceased Petition
Be It Resolved:
That the next naval vessel should bear the name USS John William Finn in recognition and honor of his selfless devotion to duty and the preservation of freedom.
We The Undersigned:
Call upon the Congress of the United States to draft a resolution supporting the naming of a United States Navy Ship the USS John William Finn.
Call upon the Secretary of the Navy to support this petition of the tax-paying people of these United States of America and name the next naval vessel to be constructed the USS John William Finn.
Sign the petition and drop an email to your Congressional representatives.