Chord naming conventions

I was reading through some posts that made me think about what conventions people use for naming chords.

There are some chords that can be called several different things. For example this chord:

-5-
-5-
-5-
-5-
-5-
-x-

can be called many things:
D9sus4
Am7/D
D11
C6/D
among them. Generally, I choose the name based on context, and who I’m trying to convey it to.

Part of the challenge is that if the chord has more than 4 notes, sometimes you have to make judgements as to what notes you play vs. which you leave out.

For me, learning about it is ongoing. What about you? How do you approach naming chords? How do you approach it if you have to leave notes out? How do you decide?

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