Welcome to my home page on the World Wide Web. I am known in the SCA as Basil Dragonstrike and as Mālik ibn Qārin ibn al-Māridī ibn Jinnī al-ʻAbdārī al-Shaybānī. I have been gathering information about Arabic onomastics (onomastics is the study of names) for many years now. I have decided to put up some web-pages, in the hope of helping anyone, in the SCA or not, to create a reasonably authentic Arabic name from before the 17th CE century.

Here are my collected Names from period documents.

Here are some articles on Arabic and name-related matters.

Some poems I have written. They may be good, they may be bad, but I need to make them public.

Here's a few oddities that don't fit into any of the above categories.