Why Start with Model Names/Numbers Z6 and Z7?

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Why Start with Model Names/Numbers Z6 and Z7?

Does anyone know why Nikon started its mirrorless line with the numbers Z6 and Z7?

Why not Z1, Z2?

Are they building off the Flagship designation D-Line? D4, D5, Z5, Z7 and would this make the next DSLR flagship the D8?

What am I missing ...

 ZurichPhoto's gear list:ZurichPhoto's gear list
Nikon D500 Nikon D5 Nikon D850 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 600mm f/4G ED VR Nikon AF-S Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8D ED-IF +8 more
Nikon D4 Nikon D5 Nikon Z6 Nikon Z7
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