It seems Cucumber JVM has a bug where the command line option cucumber.options is being split on spaces, and thus a name option with multiple words does not parse correctly (e.g. --name 'Scenario: This is my scenario').
More background can be found in this post:
We need to implement a shellsplit method that behaves like Ruby's Shellwords.split method
I'm having this problem now. I'll go ahead and write a fix for it.
added a pull request for this issue 429
It looks like this problem only exists when cucumber options is being used from the command line. The current RuntimeOptions constructor splits the cucumber.options property on spaces. The modification only adds support for single quoted strings. I considered adding support for escaped characters, but I'm not sure how this will interact with the command line parser.