I've submitted a bug report. Posting in case there are others experiencing this bug.
When renaming an audio track, Premiere Pro 2018 will revert the track back to its prior name once the audio track in the timeline has been scrolled out of view. It doesn't matter if renamed in Audio Track Mixer panel or Timeline panel. Sometimes, Premiere remembers the renamed track and saves the change.
Hey Devyn! We ran into this issue and realized you can't have layers named the same as each other. When we would have multiple layers named VO, they would revert back to the original when minimized. Try adding numbers to the end to make each layer unique. Ex: VO 1, VO 2. Try that. Do your layer names change when each is unique?
I have just ran into this issue
naming each track with different names did solve the problem. However I think this is a nuisance and should be fixed.
I've just run into this problem as well with both audio and video traces. The tracks all have different names, so that's not the issue. Sometimes the name change sticks. Sometimes it doesn't. I've tried making the change and immediately exiting Premiere without scrolling the tracks or doing anything else. But even that didn't keep the tracks from reverting to the original names.
Thanks for the workaround, appreicate it.
I had been renaming the tracks and would never notice them switch back, I thought i was being punked by someone in the studio
You cannot name multiple tracks with the same name.
Omg I am so glad I found your solution! My problem was I couldn't rename the video tracks (CC 2019).
I tried what others mentioned about switching the layouts, copy and re-arrange in a new sequence, save as a new file, all did not worked. And when I tried renaming it for e.g "A 01", "A 02", IT WORKED! THANK YOU!