What was Zimri real name?
He had 5:
- His real name was Shelumiel ben Tzurishaday (I wonder if this is where that insult comes from?)
- Zimri- because of all the relations he had with Kozbi his eggs (scrotum) became strange "She'Na'aseh ke'Beitzah ha'Muzeres"
- Ben Salu-because he either caused the people to describe his family as a sinful one or he caused Hashem to examine their sins.
- Shaul- because he lent himself out for Aveiros
- Ben ha'Cana'anis- Because he acted like somone from Canan that meaning immorally.
All this is from Sanhedrin 82b (stuff they dont do in Yeshiva or day school)