Newbie question about “-name”

I am using Taylor Gibbs’ ‘HowToGeek’ Powershell ( ) writeup to get my feet wet, which I have somehow avoided for inexcusably long. I noticed just fooling around with early commands that s/he wants to use “-name” in some commands like

Get-Help -Name Stop-Service

But it returns the same results whether I use #‘-name’ or not.

Is this an optional thing(like for readability)? Or is s/he establishing good practices for later when it IS required?

While I’m here- Any thoughts on Veeam’s free Powershell guide for noobs? Https://

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