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The original first name of Ulysses S. Grant was Hiram. Ulysses was his middle name.
Kosta  5/10/2006
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
Ulysses is the name of a chapter in Wind in the Willows.
GroovyLady  9/9/2006
The name Ulysses is actually the Anglicization of the Roman name of Odysseus, which is Ulixes.
kateyvic  4/9/2007
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
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
Tales of Brave Ulysses is an excellent song by the band Cream. It was written about the mythological character Ulysses.
Pippin  3/15/2008
Pompous, pretentious, and old-fashioned. I can't picture this name on a person today.
slight night shiver  5/11/2008
I've heard this name pronounced more like YULE-(schwa)-seez on British television before.
Akua Topaz  8/6/2008
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
Ulysses is a famous poem by Sir Alfred Lord Tennyson.
― Anonymous User  8/10/2008
Ulysses was the name of the chimpanzee on the comedy film Rocket Man.
ICEyun  2/25/2009
The British rock band Franz Ferdinand wrote a song called Ulysses. I love that song!
Polly.C  3/7/2009
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
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
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
The name Ulysses was given to 165 baby boys born in the US in 2012.
Oohvintage  7/19/2013
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
There's only one problem. Ulysses means "hate". This is not a good meaning.
julianazalamena  10/29/2015
The name Ulysses was given to 180 boys born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/22/2016
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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