It is common practice to use the term "Mulekites" to describe the people of Zarahemla. However, the term, "Mulekites" is not found in the Book of Mormon and is used for convenience. These people rather referred to themselves as the people of Zarahemla, who was the king at the time that they first joined with the Nephites. It was common practice that the people were called after the name of a righteous king, and so it was with the Nephites, those who were with me did take upon them to call themselves the people of Nephi (2 Nephi 5:9). Yet, there was no reason for the people of Zarahemla to give their group a name before the Nephites appeared because there was no other people from which they needed to distinguish themselves.