Frank and Alfred are quite standard, albeit antiquated names, but Odysseus is quite unusual.
It comes from Greek mythology. Odysseus is famous as the great grandson of Hermes, who is one of the 12 Olympian gods.
He was seen as courageous, athletic, and one of the most prominent Greek heroes in Homer’s account of the Trojan War. He was also seen as a womaniser before marrying Penelope.
Having studied classics at Oxford University back in the day, it is no surprise Johnson is such a fan of names like Odysseus. He was known for bring up classical references in speeches while he was PM and references history in newspaper columns too.
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