August 14th, 2008

Angel names

I've given the main characters in my Urban Fantasy novel the names of "real" angels, but I'll be darned if I can decide how their names should be pronounced. Does anyone have an idea/guess? I've Googled the names along with "pronounce/hebrew/baby names/bible/etc.", with no luck.

Maion (female): MAY-on? May-ON? MY-on? My-ON? Something else?

Xaphan (male): ZAY-fen? Zah-FAN? Something else?

Thanks as always for your help. I'm sure it'll come in handy when they turn my novel into a TV series. :0P

Changelings: Switched in the womb

Hello, everyone. I'm looking for a particular stories about changelings.

I've googled changelings, changelings switched from the womb, changeling fairy tales and similar terms, but so far I've come up with stories of switches done after the child was born.

I'm looking for stories, regardless of country of origin, where the human child was switched while the child was still in the mom's womb. I recall reading a Grimm's tale about it, but I can't find it again, nor do I remember the title.

Also, if there's a story where the child disappears from the mother's womb but no supernatural child was left in the human mother in exchange, that would be awesome.

Thank you in advance.