May302019: Zeynel’s Name

“Hey just out of curiosity what does zeynel’s name mean and where does it come from? Thank you, have a great day!”

Muhammad Zainal Abidin is an awfully common name in Malaysia (where I am from). Since Zeynel is Turkish, his name has to be in the Turkish form, so it’s become Mehmed Zeynel Abidin. I picked that name because it’s got a nice sounding balance of consonants and softness which suited his friendly neighbourhood vampire personality (well, that was 15 Year Old Me’s reasoning anyway).

As to what it means, Mehmed = praiseworthy, Zeynel = beauty, grace, Abidin = worshipper. Put together it means ‘Praiseworthy beautiful/graceful worshipper’. It’s a really gorgeous name that I think Zeynel has grown into quite well as his character developed.

Edit: His surname, deCordoba, is Spanish! He’s half-Andalusian, and the surname indicates the origin of his paternal family, which was Cordoba.

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Reimena Yee is a graphic novelist, artist and flamingo enthusiast.

She writes and illustrates quite a few webcomics and graphic novels. When not making books, she lulls away her time with essays on craft, life and experiences in the publishing industry. Some of her thoughts of art and life are rather unstructured and will evolve over time as this blog matures, as they should be.

Currently committed to being Alexander the Great's death doula. Is a nerd for all things spooky and historical.

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