Am I being too grumpy in my old age?
I find it annoying the way they cute-tify space probes, by anthropomorphing them (perhaps to reach a younger audience?)
NASA does it, and Japan is doing the same.
“Ooo, look, I farted some gas to change my course to the asteroid”, “My bad, I used non-metric units and completely missed my target”.
They are machines, designed by us! (Us, meaning talented humans). We can celebrate those who designed, built, and operate them, without needing to resort to baby talk.
For all this involve in the mission,kudos!