I am writing a short story about two non-noble men traveling through the Lut desert from Herat (back in the time called Harēv) to the city of Kerman (Back in the time called Veh-Ardashir - not to be confused with the western part of the ancient city Ctesiphon at the Tigris in Iraq) fleeing the pillaging army of the Hephthalites in 484 CE after Sasanian king Peroz I was killed in the Battle of Herat.
The men are probably in their twenties, maybe early thirties, but I don't think that matters. Anyways, I am trying to find a name for the both of them. What names were given to men in Persia during the Sasanian period (224 to 651 CE)?
So far I was only able to find this post mentioning quite a few non-arabic/islamic male names, but I suppose these are modern day (or rather post islamic conquest) names? Can anyone confirm or disprove my assumption? Or is there any difference at all?