Thank you for your repy.
I've read the file carefully when trying to use the data and I may be missing something.
The documentation clearly states that the badge name is supplied in the badges file.
Unfortunately the data itself seems to contain only anonymized versions of the badges names (a fact not mentioned in the documentation). This seems a mistake in the data post processing as it basically disables any analysis on specific badges (the same badge name seems to be anonymized differently on different occasions).
I may be missing something here and will be happy to get additional assistance.