LW clearly differentiates perl 5 and 6 as being separated by decades, and the motivation for naming it Perl to use the legacy reputation of perl 5.
I read Larry's words as somewhat different, specifically:
I have a moral claim on the name, and I want Perl 6 to be considered a better Perl than Perl 5. Call it Hubris if you like...
Update: Removed unnecessary parts of my post.
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