If the name of a file is long, when you go to Properties the clip’s name appears with “…” at the front. If you then from the Properties tab simply click away to change the focus from that tab to another panel like the Timeline, the name of the clip gets changed with the first part of the name cut off with “…” at the start instead. Demo.
This is fixed for the next release. Unfortunately, the GUI toolkit does not allow us to elide text and then remove the ellipsis when editing. So the text will not be elided when displayed.