The WG has voted to have a list of character names.
The list in R5RS and the longer list in R6RS are only informative. I suggest adopting the R6RS list and making it normative.
Agreed, the R6RS list should be made normative, IMO.
WG1 decided to accept Alex Shinn's list.
namely space, tab, newline, return, escape, null, alarm, backspace.