Joely's been learning to read, so of course that means we've been talking about silent e words; but we don't actually call them silent e words.
We dubbed silent e with a new moniker three years ago when I was working with Jerah while she was learning to read. The term silent e wasn't as descriptive as I'd like, so I started calling it bossy e instead, specifically because it always "bosses" the vowels around, telling them, "Say your name!"
Interestingly, I used to think the idea of bossy e was original with me, but I shortly discovered that it was not. After we had been using the bossy e terminology for a while, I Googled bossy e and discovered that it had been thought of long before me; I just wish someone had told me about it before!