Perseus
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In Rick Riordan's book The Lightning Thief, the main character is named Perseus Jackson, and is a son of Poseidon.
-- Lyzz  12/31/2006
Sorry, I just can't take this name seriously. The Finnish word for 'ass' is 'perse', and this name cracks me up for that reason. Besides, it is quite a pompous name to use on a child, isn't it?
-- slight night shiver  5/2/2008
I love this name! I named my iPod after it. Perseus was a great hero who not only slayed Medusa, but saved the princess Andromeda from a sea monster. Her parents had chained her to a rock in the ocean for a sacrifice and Perseus, who was flying over, froze the sea monster with Medusa's head.
-- artemis16  5/24/2009
Perseus was the guy in the Clash of the Titans.
-- titans1011  6/4/2009
He also turned the giant Atlas (who was cursed by Zeus to hold the weight of the heavens on his shoulders) to stone.
-- Myth Writer Dreamer  8/15/2010
I liked the Greek myth, but the name itself isn't all that pleasant. The meaning isn't exactly great, and it sounds close to the snobby-sounding Percy.
-- Black_X  7/17/2011
In Greek mythology Perseus was the only hero to have a happy ending. I love some of the other hero's names', but for a namesake to have had a happy ending swings this name for me. I would seriously consider it in my top ten boys names.
-- Cuss10  2/11/2012
I really love this name. It's really great and I think Percy would be a cute nickname, or maybe the nickname Perce.
-- Brunette  1/17/2015

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