What do I name my car companies? The car companies across the world have many historical precedents.
- Founder names (Ford). These are the easiest-I just need to find a family name of the appropriate nationality and slap it on.
- Geographic names (BMW). The example of BMW stands for “Bavarian Motor Works”, which fits its initial business as an aircraft engine manufacturer. One of my companies, TAZ (Tashkent Avto Zavod/Tashkent Auto Factory), has a geographic name. These are harder.
- Non-founder/non-geographic names (Mitsubishi). The absolute hardest, especially for non-English names (which I’ll admit I’m not good at pronouncing, much less understanding).
So far, an incomplete list of companies, for Automation and imagination:
TAZ (Russia/USSR, general purpose, geographic)
Lelli-Folino (Italy, supercars, founder)
Barton Motors (US, general purpose, founder)