Anybody have a solution? I'm not sure where to start with this...
Not much to go on here. If you provide a specific example of a naming convention, it will make it easier for folks to provide specific suggestions.
Joshua is right.
But a stroll through these might help you provide some context to your question
os — Miscellaneous operating system interfaces — Python 3.7.1rc1 documentation
Walk—Data Access module | ArcGIS Desktop
Retrieving data ...