As hard as I tried it was not possible to develop a way to include synonyms and variations in the random structures or structure lists using redirects. I tried to use multiple redirect plug ins (all excellent plug ins) however these were no resilient enough to work with the special category listing plug in that is used to create the random structures and structure lists.
The decision has been made to simply cut past and rename. There benefit of this is that redirects are avoided. The opportunity to focus on a variation as a specific structure is possible. The main drawback (which existed for the old approach as well) is that repeats of randoms are more likely. For example, Balladeer and Minstrel are the same, but both could be picked in a list. This will just have to be reframed as a “feature” and not a problem.