Hey there! Are you still experiencing questions with this workflow? If so, I'd be glad to take a closer look at any screenshots to get a fuller sense of the configuration at hand, though I'd also note that certain field types (e.g., linked records and rollups) will sync over as text into the destination base(s); more details here under Field type syncing behavior.
Stepped away from it for a bit but not back at it. Screen shots attached. I tried changing away from formulas for the name. When I did that it did show up as a linked record instead of text, but then when I added a project (base 1 record) to an issue (base 2 record), rather than referencing it created a duplicate of the base 1 record name.