JAKOB: Cognate of JACOB; From the Latin Iacobus, which was from the Greek Ιακωβος (Iakobos), which was from the Hebrew name יַעֲקֹב (Ya'aqov). In the Old Testament, Jacob (later called Israel) was the son of Isaac and Rebecca and the father of the twelve founders of the twelve tribes of Israel. He was born holding his twin brother Esau's heel, and his name is explained as meaning "holder of the heel" or "supplanter". Other theories claim that it is in fact derived from a hypothetical name like יַעֲקֹבְאֵל (Ya'aqov'el) meaning "may God protect".
"Nordin" is a homage to a bully (by the surname Westin) who was on the author's tail a few years prior to writing the story. However, Nordin and Westin have little to nothing in common with each other (mostly because the author has a memory not so much like a sieve but as a chicken wire net)
- He is left-handed.