MapInfo Professional: Is it possible to rename Tables and Thematic Maps in Layer Control?

Products affected:™
This is feature is not available within MapInfo Pro v15 or older.

However this feature is available in v16 and higher.

In the Explorer window, Right-click on the name of the table or theme layer and select rename.
Then use Home>Save Workspace As and save the name of the workspace.

The layer will display the new name as an "alias" or "friendly" name once the workspace is saved.  This does not change the actual underlying name of the table.  Going to Table tab>Table>modify structure will display the original unchanged name of the table.
UPDATED:  December 5, 2019