Thomas (Thom) means “A twin” ! How cool!
Tammy: I don’t usually pick names by their meaning, so when I looked up Thom and Alanna after having written the original manuscript and rewritten it to be the first two books, I heard “Twilight Zone” music in my head for Thom’s name, and I cracked up over Alanna’s.
Numair is Arabic for “panther” (though mostly I just liked the sound of it). Musenda, Sarge’s real name, is a Baduma (African) tribal name meaning “nightmare.”}>