The first suggestion for the route name was Magistrala (motorway). It would be named after the motorways that were promoted by the authorities after the Second World War to connect the nations making up what was then Yugoslavia, to speed up industrial activity, etc. The suggested name did not catch on, precisely because of its allusion to roads and the industry . The Slovenian Mountain Trail was only the second unsuccessful attempt to name the trail, and renowned linguists have quickly pointed out the nonsensical nature of this name: other routes in the Slovenian mountains are not Latvian, pilgrim routes, or roads, for example. In the face of such attempts to rename the trail, Transverzala remained its most widespread name. This is understandable, as the name incorporates some of the core elements of the hiking worldview from both its rational and emotional poles, combining them into a homogeneous whole that constitutes the ethical model for hiking in general and its mountaineering aspect in particular. On the one hand, the term Transverzala suggests the rigorous logic of mathematics (the transversal), other technical sciences and the conservation and scouting movements related to hiking. As such, the name Transverzala harmoniously combines these rational elements with more emotional ones, since its etymology (trans versus) suggests that this path connects individual verses: the paths are like the verses joined into a single poem by Transverzala.