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.

I used to have pages at the Saint Gabriel website, but those are all now out-of-date.

Here are my collected Names from period documents.

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

Here's a few oddities that don't fit into either category.