That's "fanfare" not "fan-fair", which is one good reason why people should learn names properly and not mess about with them improperly.
Another thing - nobody gains from someone putting "Common" or "European" in front of something else just because other birds with the same main noun have a qualifier. A Robin is a Robin is a Robin, and never mind the fact that there's an American Robin (which isn't a Robin, but good luck with changing it) and about 120 others - even including Bush Robin and a couple of other groups as one each. European Accentor is a godless invention of a chronic tinkerer.
Which seems to be the problem all over. I see a lot of this at work: with people doing a tour of a couple of years in post, they feel the need to make their mark, so as soon as they arrive they feel they have to change something.... nobody ever made their name by saying the last person had it exactly right! Change for the sake of change. Invalidation of what you've always known and for that matter all written references, guides, common understandings, for no good reason.
Add that to James's expressed feeling that "Dunnock" - a perfectly good Middle English vernacular name that antedates everything else he wants to put in its place and is still in common use - is "wrong" and you get a chronic tinkerer with an over-inflated sense of the importance of what he thinks. It's not wrong, its been tried, tested and stuck with for centuries. James is wrong. He just can't see it, even when he's told to his face. He still wants to change stuff that's perfectly all right.
The same applies to the German committee, which has allowed the fact of its existence to go to its collective head. They aren't there to generate change. they are there to minimise and manage it when it is unavoidable. They should examine their terms of reference (and so should German birders, to make sure they aren't already exceeding them).
To finish, I've quoted this before but it bears repeating because its a Freudian slip of pure delight. In my copy of Collins (1st edition, never bothered upgrading) the entry for what is, sadly, labelled Bearded Reedling includes the following:
"A small, light yellowish-brown bird with long pale yellow-brown tail glimpsed among the dense jungle of reeds should always be a Bearded Tit."
The author's own hand, when writing his piece, was so revolted by his adulteration of centuries of tradition, that it betrayed him and stuck up for the Bearded Tit: and all the pre-publication proof-readers missed it because they saw what their own minds told them was right.
Here endeth the lesson.