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This can be pronounced 'YOO-li-seez' or 'YOO-lis-is' in the USA. I've heard them both but prefer the former.
cdawg  5/3/2018
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According to howmanyofme. Com, there are 16, 341 people named Ulysses in the United States! Eight of these have the last name Grant!
Kosta  3/23/2018
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The name Ulysses was given to 180 boys born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/22/2016
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There's only one problem. Ulysses means "hate". This is not a good meaning.
julianazalamena  10/29/2015
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A fictional character in the video game Fallout: New Vegas assumed this name. He intended it to be a homage to Civil War general Ulysses S. Grant.
Foxtrot53  9/9/2015
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The name Ulysses was given to 165 baby boys born in the US in 2012.
Oohvintage  7/19/2013
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I don't care for this name, though my dislike has nothing to do with it being "pompous" or "pretentious". It's just the way it sounds. The double s hisses in my ear, and I don't think small children would be able to pronounce it, either.
Black_X  10/16/2011
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This is a wonderful name that should be used more. Far more tasteful than popular names such as Jaden or Brayden and far more interesting than popular names such as Michael and David. Too bad some people think of good taste as being pompous and pretentious.
queenv  11/3/2010
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I like the idea of using classic American names, I think it's honorable, but I don't like this one personally.
Aureliano  3/2/2010
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The British rock band Franz Ferdinand wrote a song called Ulysses. I love that song!
Polly.C  3/7/2009
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Ulysses was the name of the chimpanzee on the comedy film Rocket Man.
ICEyun  2/25/2009
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Ulysses is a famous poem by Sir Alfred Lord Tennyson.
― Anonymous User  8/10/2008
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I've heard this name pronounced more like YULE-(schwa)-seez on British television before.
Akua Topaz  8/6/2008
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I know a Ulysses who goes by Uly (OO-lee.) I think that's a suitable nickname. Plus, Ulysses is only three syllables. It doesn't really need a nickname any more than Adrian or Emily do.
Akua Topaz  8/6/2008
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Pompous, pretentious, and old-fashioned. I can't picture this name on a person today.
slight night shiver  5/11/2008
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Tales of Brave Ulysses is an excellent song by the band Cream. It was written about the mythological character Ulysses.
Pippin  3/15/2008
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I really like this name, but am currently unsure if I would ever use it for a child. There's someone at my school with this name. For nicknames his friends call him Ulyss or 'Lysses. I guess you could also call him Sissy for short, although that would seem cruel.
mingolando  11/21/2007
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Well, I guess the name's ok. I mean, it's not common and it sounds cool, but what kind of nickname would come from it?
rv14142  7/31/2007
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The name Ulysses is actually the Anglicization of the Roman name of Odysseus, which is Ulixes.
kateyvic  4/9/2007
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Ulysses is the name of a chapter in Wind in the Willows.
GroovyLady  9/9/2006
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The original first name of Ulysses S. Grant was Hiram. Ulysses was his middle name.
Kosta  5/10/2006
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To add to that, Hiram Ulysses Grant, the American president, was in the military with a man named Ulysses Simpson Grant. There was a name switch-up, and it stuck!
Akua Topaz  8/16/2006
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I'm afraid Akua Topaz's account is incorrect. According to Wikipedia (and its sources):

"Grant's father wrote to Representative Thomas L. Hamer requesting that he nominate Ulysses to the United States Military Academy (USMA) at West Point, New York. When a spot opened in March 1839, Hamer nominated the 16-year-old Grant [19]. He mistakenly wrote down "Ulysses S. Grant", which became Grant's adopted name."

"Simpson" was Grant's mother's maiden name.
Kosta  2/20/2018

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