Add a features file name to its attribute table?

Discussion created by dmede on Aug 14, 2012
Latest reply on Aug 14, 2012 by SolomonP
I'm wondering if there is a way to populate an attribute field for a feature with that features name?

I have a series of about a thousand polygons as shape-files. The attributes for each are identical, ID 0. But the names are unique, in fact each name encodes 3 attribute values for each feature. I need to merge all of these features into a single feature class but maintain the unique name for each in the new attribute table (to later be parsed into separate fields). Is there a tool or script for adding the name of a feature to its table?