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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
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
Ulysses is the name of a chapter in Wind in the Willows.
GroovyLady  9/9/2006
Tales of Brave Ulysses is an excellent song by the band Cream. It was written about the mythological character Ulysses.
Pippin  3/15/2008
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
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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