Stevie and Sila
Instead of calling the wheels "this" and "that" I gave them names. The Minstrel I named "Stevie" for Stevie Ray Vaughn, my favourite blues musician and favourite guitarist. I'll be taking this wheel north to Canada, and so it will remind me of my southern home. Double Trouble with this double treadle , double drive.
The Polonaise wheel then required a northern name, as it will be left in the south. After some careful thought I selected the name Sila, an Inuit word. In common everyday language it refers to the air, the weather, the sky. It also means "breath of life" and "method of locomotion for any movement or change". I like that. So Sila it is.
Now I want to come up with a unique name for the 1750s antique wheel. It reminds me of my heritage as a Lithuanian; a nation with a long history of spinning and weaving.