Somebody else sees the similarities too!
Silk/Escapist, Diary/Reflective, Revelatory/Slinky, Fluffy Dog/Offbeat, Op Art/Thought Provoking and Bold/Giant's Causeway are the ones where I see the links between the old 2 and the curve era.
Whoever wrote the descriptions on the Wikipedia article on the curve idents ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BBC_Two_%27Curve%27_idents
) also seems to think some of them are inspired by the old 2s, but like this video, the comparisons are tenuous at best and I can't see it myself.
I think the curve idents are entirely their own thing - any resemblance to the old idents is purely in the eye of the beholder.