would u mind if i asked what may possibly be the dumbest question u have heard in your life bc i'm just generally confused by lafayette's name. like, everyone either references him as gilbert or lafayette but he has so many names before gilbert, so why doesn't everyone call him marie-joseph? or paul? did he prefer gilbert? is lafayette his last name? is du motier his last name? i'm just- i'm so incredibly lost. i literally have "was lafayette actually lafayette's name" in my search history.