- "Zelda" conforms to my established pattern of two-syllable female name ending in A.
- It strikes me as kooky and fun, which seems appropriate for such an exuberant vehicle.
- It offers the nickname "Zel," which is even kookier.
- Zelda Gilroy was my favorite character on The Many Loves of Dobbie Gillis.
I'm afraid I can't offer even a tenuous connection to Legend of Zelda franchise, since I'm probably the only person in America under 40 who has never played any of those games.
Thank you again for your suggestions.