My story, short form, can be found at www.imzilch.com
Here is more about the etymology of zilch
It is stated that "Zilch is an actual German surname of Slavic origin".
That's great,I agree with your thought.All things are difficult before they are easy.
Living without an aim is like sailing without a compass.
Edited by Jackie to delete commercial link.
This is an example of an eponym. It is also rhyming slang - Mae West = Vest
Mae West [mā' wĕst'] – “a type of inflatable life jacket.” Named for buxom U.S. film star Mae West (1892-1980).http://www.dailywritingtips.com/30-words-inspired-by-29-people-and-an-elephant/