The 40s and 60s were an era where all sorts of things had cutesy names.
You wanted to buy a house? You went to the new subdivision, where they had model homes with names such as "the Monticello"; "the Flair"; "the Horizon"; and even "the Barcelona".
I know all about the Barecelona because, while in Lawton, OK
, I got orders transferring me to Jonesboro, Arkansas. Couldn't find a single house there I wanted to buy. Decided to buld. Went to the architect who had designed the house I had in Lawton, and gave him the specs...told him I needed a 4 bdrm, 2 bath, 2 car garage, 2 living areas, 2 dining areas, a little over 2000 sq ft heated area, and suitable for either a slab, crawl space, or basement type foundation. He said "what you want is a Barcelona." I looked at him funny, and he explained --- back when houses all had cutesy names, the Barcelona was a #1 selling 4 bdrm in Oklahoma and Texas...made efficient use of space, and had it all. After he raised the ceilings, got rid of the vaguely moorish looking archways, he was right. I needed (and built) a Barcelona.
At any rate Trans Texas Airways (later Texas International) was fond of giving cutesy names to all their aircraft. The DC-3s were Starliners (and after a modification to give it wheel wells and a few other speed-enhancing items) they became the Super-Starliners. The CV
-240 was the Silverliner Convair. Once they bolted on the Rolls-Royce Dart engines on the convairs, they became the Silver Cloud 600. Finally the DC-9s arrived, along with the little whimsical fairyesque flight attendant named Pamper Belle, and they gave you the Pamper Jet. The ad campaign announced "Prepare to be pampered!"