This was originally posted on October 26, 2007
The interesting thing is his name – Ptolemy. The name is derived from the Ancient Greek name Ptolemaios, which means “warlike.”
The two most famous bearers of the name Ptolemy are:
* Claudius Ptolemaeus (Ptolemy in English) – 86 – 101AD – A Greek mathematician, geographer, astronomer and astrologer from Alexandria in Ancient Egypt.
* Ptolemy I Soter – 367 – 283BC – A Macedonian general under the rule of Alexander the Great, who later came to rule Ancient Egypt.
So the name, with a masculine meaning and strong historical relevance, doesn’t seem like such bad choice after all!