When using the entity framework designer, you create you entity model with a naming convention. For example, a table "Customer" will map to a entity type "Customer" and entity set "CustomerSet" . It is very tempting to change the name of "CustomerSet" to to Customers. But what about Criterion, its plural forms is Criteria, what about Equipment, it is plural forms is also Equipment. I feel that the default naming convention is good enough, because it tells you it is a set and also my configuration is kept to minimum, isn't this the spirit of convention over configuraiton?