Selwyn, Most people expect Will to be a nick name for William. I am not the type of person who will give a given name that is considered a nickname. It is not my style. My father was Joe Pat and his brother was Bobby. People his whole life thought his real name was Joseph Patrick and his brother Robert. I just am trying to get away from the country stero-typical image that Southerners always have short nick names as real names as my grandmother so richly gave into.