CGElementary’s new and free Maya Paste Option script lets you bypass the Pasted prefix.
You may be slightly annoyed that Maya adds a prefix to object names when you copy and paste them. Maya likes unique names and goes through great lengths to ensure that everything in a working document has a unique identifier and title at certain levels. I rarely copy/paste objects in Maya, likely due to the prefix that Maya adds in the process. If you are the copy/paste type, however, you can use a new script from Morteza Ahmadi (CGElementary) allows you to forgo the name addition.
The Maya Paste Option Script removes the prefix while also allowing you to place pasted contents in a group node automatically. The script is a part of Ahmadi’s “Unofficial Updates for Maya.” That is to say that if you subscribe to that package, you already get this new script. Check out Maya Paste Option here.