This is as expected. It's how you configured it, or perhaps better put how you didn't reconfigure it.
By default MATE terminal sets the initial title of the terminal to "Terminal". If a program sets the terminal title, it overwrites that. If you exit that program (ssh), but no other program sets the terminal title it doesn't magically reset--a program (or you) must change it for it to, ah, change
You can change the behavior of this in Edit > Profile Preferences, on the Title and Command tab. MATE terminal doesn't have much options; you can basically either let a command change the terminal title, or set it so it is always "Terminal".
You can also set the terminal title yourself, with this command:
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echo -ne "\033]0;exampletitle\007"
You can do some nice things with that if you set up your .bashrc file to run a command through the PROMPT_COMMAND variable to set the terminal title. For example, I have it configured so the terminal title is set to the current directory when no command is running and to the command string when a command is running.
Other terminals may have more options for this built in; for example KDE's Konsole terminal title behavior can be configured in much more detail without need to hack in .bashrc