I'd like to have the home page have a menu title of "Home" and a different page title "What we can do for you". There are plugs for this sort of thing, but was wondering if there was a more elegant way of doing this in a child theme?
See http://cssglobe.com/post/3910/wordpress-hack-bulletproof-page-menu-labels where he suggests hacking classes.php and the class Walker.php to add a function code called menutext.
Sounded good - but I don't want to violate the first rule of child templates - no core hacking. In the comments section there is a link ( http://davidmichaelthompson.com/?p=43) where someone took this concept and created a plugin, but when I ran it in thematic & added "home" as recommended - all the menu and page titles changed to "home" :(