Pauses to recall that Mark (protag of the current WIP) is blond.
Is thankful that no one else in Baradel could be remotely referred to as "blond" or "blonde". Also, because it's a very unfamiliar hair colour to the natives, they don't have a particular word for it and Mark is referred to as "yellow-haired" (or just occasionally "golden-haired") throughout.
At least I hope he is... *Makes note to check at revision stage.*