"They call me Daniel,' he said, still not looking at me, 'but my name is Esau.'"

Both Biblical characters.

Daniel survived the lion's den thanks to his Christian piety.

Isaac's eldest son, Esau sold his birthright to his brother Jacob for a meal of pottage in Genesis 25-7. Depending on interpretation, he either cared solely for short term gain, or was cheated out of his inheritance.