GrayKnight wrote:I'm working on an Islamic character for my Lego world and I was wondering if any one knew of any good ones. I've tried looking up baby names but that only gives you first names and I am not sure how Islamic names are laid out.
Generally Arabic last names are either the father's name or the place name. They don't have 'family' names like we do in the West, altho that is changing somewhat.
My friend, Yassine al Zahani, - given name Yassine from Zahan. The 'al' means 'the' and the '-i' indicates a person from a location, so it would correctly be Yassine the person from Zahan. This also works for Persian names, like Ruhollah Khomeini (Ruhollah from Khomein).
Another famous person, Osama bin Laden - given name Osama and 'son of' ('bin,' also 'ibin') Laden (his father or grandfather).
Arabic names can include more both in the same name, such as (I'm making this up now):
Ahmed al Tuzini ibin Akmar ibin Yasin
Ahmed from Tuzin, son of Akmar, son of Yasin
but he usually goes by Ahmed al Tuzini