I recently experienced a kernel panic ("your mac must restart...") due to an issue with Macfusion, so after the reboot I loaded Disk Utility in an attempt to verify the disk in case something was left ...
One of the common Mac troubleshooting steps everyone always seems encouraged to try first is to "repair disk permissions" in Disk Utility. This process usually finds random odd problems, fixes them, ...
I know a Mac volume can be renamed... obviously. But if you look at the output of diskutil you will see that a volume also has a "device name" that corresponds to the name it was given when it was ...