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The original first name of Ulysses S. Grant was Hiram. Ulysses was his middle name.
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!
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 . He mistakenly wrote down "Ulysses S. Grant", which became Grant's adopted name."
"Simpson" was Grant's mother's maiden name.
Ulysses is the name of a chapter in Wind in the Willows.
Tales of Brave Ulysses is an excellent song by the band Cream. It was written about the mythological character Ulysses.
Ulysses is a famous poem by Sir Alfred Lord Tennyson.
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Ulysses was the name of the chimpanzee on the comedy film Rocket Man.
The British rock band Franz Ferdinand wrote a song called Ulysses. I love that song!
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.
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