While answering a question about keto-enol tautomerism the question arose, how can I refer to the resonance hybrid instead of on of the resonance forms. In the case of the deprotonated butane-2-one, I can name 1 3-oxobutan-2-ide and 2 but-2-en-olate (ignoring stereochemistry). I cannot come up with a name for the hybrid 3.
While this might be quite a simple case, there are many resonance stabilised structures out there, which have contributions from more than one form. It gets especially complicated for ionic substructures. I wondered if there is either already an official recommendation (preferred IUPAC name), or any other suggestion at all handling those cases. After all, we are treating the same bonding situation with two different names, there should be something that covers both (multiple) cases.