I had a similar experience as Juan. I submitted a picture in my local club competition. It was a macro shot of a rusty metal fish sculpture I had in my garden. I had to give it a name under club rules so I called it 'Rusty Fish'.
The club then proceeded to spend 10 minutes trying to work out why the picture was called 'rusty fish' and I didn't get any comments or critique on the image itself. To them the name was more important than the image.
For me the image should be the important thing. If I look at a picture and get something out of it that is different from what the author intended then so what. But to not look at the image at all because you are hung up on why it was called that seems to defeat the object of photography.