You're talking about subclips, right?
Creating subclips from the Source Monitor
Using Subclips in Premiere Pro
Subclips: What? Why? How?
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 12 Sub-Clips
And, there is an ongoing spirited discussion regarding subclips here:
Premiere Pro's #1 missing feature
OK. I see the problem.
I thought I could just drag and drop and then rename. If I hold the Ctrl key when I do that is solves the problem. No confusion doing it that way.
I didn't really think about subclips so much as just marking a bunch of in and out points. Semantics. I am OK now. Thanks for the help Joe.
I have always done my cutting on the timeline because I shoot my own stuff and edit my own stuff and I don't need to rename anything. So marking an in and out and dragging to the timeline, then repeat as necessary, always seemed like a logical workflow. Everything went on the timeline in the order it was shot, 95% of the time. But I am now editing someone else's shoot. So I have to name all of the clips because I need to know what is in each clip and I need to use them in a nonlinear fashion. This is different, that's for sure. In other words, I am finally using Premiere Pro the way everyone else is.