The vue name option is something that comes into play when getting into vue component design. Depending on how I go about adding a component into vuejs the vue name might not need to be specified in the object that defines the nature of the component, at least that is the case with global components added by way of the Vue.component method. However when making local components it might be a good idea to set the name in the object, doing so is still optional, but I might run into some problems when neglecting adding it to an object.
When making a vue component with the Vue.component global API method the first argument I give is the name of the component. So there is not a need for a name property of the object that I then give to the Vue.component method as a second argument. When I add components to vue this way I am making them global, and the string value that will be the name of the component is required when doing so.
However what if I take the object literal that I give to Vue.component and instead make it an element of an array that I then use as a value for the components option of a vue instance? When doing this I am making a local component of a vue instance, or another component, and it is in these situations where I might want to add a name option to an object literal used to define the values of a vue instance.
Using a name property in a vue component object might be a good idea if you are doing something with local components. There is still a way to define the names anyway in the form of object keys in the components option object that is used to create local components. However I have noticed that the name of the component will return undefined if the name is not given in the object.
Simply put vue will not create a default name for a component that is added into a vue instance this way. The key value in the components object will still work when it comes to using it in a template, but it is still generally a good idea to add the name option to an object literal anyway.
The name of a component would seem to be independent from the name of the component tag. Depending on how I add components to a vue instance the name property will often end up being undefined. However there is always a property in the options object of an instance of a component called componentTag. This property will always contain the tag name for the component, and is then a more realizable way of acquiring the name when doing so is needed for some reason.