"Intresting plot line. Is Step'an a boy or girl? Who is Karlin's father?"
Step'an is a guy. He calls himself Stephen around humans. He is one of Karlin's fathers, known to Fareys as birth father. With Fareys, both the males and females have the ability to carry children and give birth, and both sexes have hormones in them that makes them attracted to men and women. Since Fareys are extremely rare, they need the ability to reproduce with basically any other Farey they come across. Until, of course, you come across someone like Step'an, who seems to take fancy to everyone except Fareys--from human girls to Vampiric men, Step'an gets himself into a lot of trouble that way.
"Does the name have to incorporate the origin (use of animal names)?"
Well, that would certainly be preferable. I hate using made-up words in my stories. All it does is confuse the reader, and I have to explain what it means, what it represents, etc. It's just useless page filler. However, if you(or someone else(or me)) can think of a better, real word to explain their beliefs, it would be super-fantastic-crazy-awesome.
~ Terri Freedom