I've been playing with a name for the Ninja for a couple of weeks now, and it's rather pathetic but I resorted to looking up baby names on the internet. I think I found the one that feels right. First off, the Ninja has very pretty eyes. Exotic eyes that call for an exotic name. Not pole dancer exotic mind you, but exotic like tropical islands and mysterious places. She can be also be something of a flirt. She's always winking as she goes down the road. Anyway, her new name is Samirah.
She goes by her nickname, Sam. I suppose it's also fitting that all my bikes, the motorized ones anyway, have "S" sound names. The Vulcan was Sophie, The Suzuki was Celeste, so Samirah is in keeping with the "S" name theme. Even more pathetic - having theme names. I was amused at our neighbors who had J names...Jennifer, Jason, Jayna...even the parents had J names, and their siblings, and their sibling's spouses...ridiculous. Somehow I have been assimilated into the theme-name collective, but I'm getting off topic.
Samirah has a couple of meanings. In Arabic it means "entertaining companion". Well, that seems right. She is a companion on my rides, waiting for me after work to sooth away the workday, and she is always entertaining. In Sanskrit the meaning is "gust of wind/a cool gentle breeze on a hot summer day". I had in mind the cool breeze I get when riding on a summer day. After riding her a few weeks, I think something akin to hurricane force gales screaming just outside my helmet might be more accurate.
The name definitions are from Wikipedia, therefor I'm assured they are accurate and true. What's more reliable than Wikipedia!
Sunshine and 70 coming up this weekend. Get out there for a ride!