This might fall under 'Crackpot Theories' on the list of Freakzilla's no-no's for posting, but on the other hand the cross references are a spot on match.
Over on SlothMUD we just released the Lower Planes (which included the nine planes of Hell) and so I have been swimming in devil and arch-devil names for the last week (as we run around in the new content and play-test it).
What on earth does this have to do with Dune?
What this did was..cause me to go read the Wikipedia for the Lesser Key of Solomon.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lesser_Ke ... Two_Demons
Whereupon i started to notice some names on the Devils, Arch-Devils list that were either Fremen surnames or given names in Children of Dune.Buer
(Duke of Hell) and Agares
(without the v of Agarves) for Buer Agarves.Valefor
is on the devils list and it's Zia's surname.Paimon
for Essas Paymon, the fellow who tries to bribe Alia.
Paymon is listed in the Wikipedia article as a variant spelling in a different edition of the Lesser Key.Beleth
for Behaleth may be a bit more of a stretch