After almost 3 weeks thinking about this tradition of naming your Miata, I finally name “him” Karlino.
Nothing that I found in Japanese seemed to work, or it translated funny/strange. But while I was looking at different name meaning websites, I came across a listing of Irish based names. Since I’m half Irish on both my Mom’s & Dad’s sides of the family, I figured some of my heritage would be appropriate. Instead of the names, I was looking at their meanings. I found one that best described my petite little wannabe racer. I thought, that’s perfect! My car is small & it wants to win. So, the root name I built Karlino on is, Carlin. The meaning of Carlin, in Irish Gaelic, is “little champion.” Just right!!!
So, there you have it. When you read a post here on Racing Ready & I mention Karlino, this will be in reference to my 1999 Mazda Miata. We’ll see you out there!