New development coming from President Russell M. Nelson and the Mormon Newsroom regarding the name of the Church, including the following:
• When referring to the Church, The full name of the Church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is encouraged and preferred.
• Please refer to members of the Church as Latter-day Saints. Please avoid the term “Mormons.”
• Please avoid the term “Mormonism.” It is inaccurate. When a shortened version is needed, please use “The Church of Jesus Christ” or the “restored Church of Jesus Christ”. Please avoid the terms “The Mormon Church” and “The LDS Church.”
It will be interesting to see how this goes. If I recall correctly, it has been tried before, but didn’t last very long. The terms “Mormons” and “Mormonism” are deeply ingrained and hard to get rid of. It is part of our identity.