Wow thanks for all the quick responses. I'll clarify a bit, I don't like Lucas
BECAUSE it is another L name like my daughts. I just liked the rhythm it provided and thought the U sound set up Ulysses
nicely (I'm 100 times more attached to Ulysses
). Names my children L-names has nothing to do with it :).
I'm fond of Ulysses
for a few reasons. It's has history in the States, as the poster mentioned with the civil war hero/president Mr. U.S. Grant
. But I love that its the anglicization of Ulixes, which is the Latin name for Odysseus
. I'm very fond of the stories of Odysseus
. I love how he wasn't just a brute like many of his counterparts and used his smarts, trickery, and what was given to him to accomplish his goals (which were usually getting back to his family by whatever means he could, even if it took 20 years :D).
I'm fond of Laurens
because I think it sounds nice and I believe its a Dutch name (I'm part Dutch, among other things but like the netherlands the most :P). I even briefly considered Dutch itself as a name (don't you judge me :)). My only issue with it as first name would the possible teasing due to its similarities to Lauren
I do like Lucas
, for the same reason as Laurens
, but me and wife both really dislike the nickname Luke
, haha. I think I only went with it for fear of the Lauren
teasing meantioned above.
I like Samuel
because it feels classic to me, and the ones I also enjoy (Henry
, and especially Jack
) my wife strongly dislikes.
Of the suggested variants to the names given so far I think I like Laurens Ulysses
and Samuel James
Now that you have a bit more of an understanding of my reasons behind my likes perhaps that will help you make further suggestions, which I really would like. I'm also curious as to your reaction regarding Laruens possibly being teased as Laruen.