That's for me, I figured--I'm a truthful man of the common people. Problem solved.
The fellow pictured above, incidentally, is Pietro Mascagni, whose 1890 opera Cavalleria rusticana was a huge sensation when it first appeared, and is still regarded as a great classic of the verismo style. It's still performed today, usually on a double bill with Ruggiero Leoncavallo's Pagliacci, which debuted two years later. (Both are short operas, and stringing them together brings them up to a more typical operatic length, and gives the audience the feeling that it's getting its money's worth.)
Here's Luciano Pavarotti singing the Pagliacci's best-known aria, "Vesti La Giubba ("Put on the Costume."). Even if you're not familiar with opera at all, you may recognize it anyway--it's one of those operatic numbers that's leaked over into the culture at large:
That pairing is familiarly known as "Cav and Pag." That being so, it hardly seems fair to give Pietro Mascagni a photo without doing the same for Ruggerio Leoncavallo, so here he is:
Well, heck, now having said that, I guess I also have to include a photo of Puccini. Okay, here he is, at stage left:
Eventually, though, I gave up on Verismo as a potential name, mostly because I thought it would be confusing to give an Italian name to a company whose only product was triplizer ring for French cranksets.
Instead, I came up with Red Clover Components, for two reasons. First, red clover is the Vermont state flower. I live in Vermont, and that's where the chainrings are made. Also, clover plants have three leaves, which struck me as nicely emblematic for a product called a triplizer.
I assumed that lots of people would want to know where the name came from, so I have had that explanation cued up and ready to go for the better part of a decade. But since no one has asked yet, I'm just putting the explanation out there unprompted.
For the sake of symmetry, I suppose, it would be best if I also had a third reason for the Red Clover Components name. No doubt I could come up with a plausible-sounding after-the-fact one if I tried, but that would be slightly dishonest of me. Verismo!