Hello, all. At the moment I'm trying to write a story, much like most people here. However, I am having a hard time with a major character name (specifically, the protagonist/hero). Of course, this is not surprising, but the name that seems to be the front runner of the possible candidates is William - that is to say, he would be called "Will" most of the time as he is not exactly the sort to like using his full name. To me, it seems like a decent name for a hero without being too presumptuous. My question is whether or not the name "Will" frequently comes up as an impediment in practice in terms of conflict with other words. I can think of at least three different ways that the word "will" can be used in every day language (willpower, a request/prediction of someone's action, and the legal document in the event of death), and I can see how at least the second one might cause a tongue-twister in the reader's head, and an unsightly one at that. While I doubt that a phrase will come up such as, "Will, will your will be willful?" I can certainly see how this sort of thing might cause more subtle problems much more frequently, more than most other names that sound like regular words (such as "Pat" or "Mark"). As such, I'd appreciate any thoughts on the subject, especially since I've been trying to hack away at this in earnest for quite some time. Hopefully there won't be a follow-up asking for more help on naming him, as I'm getting close to the point where I may just print out the SSN top 1000 boy's names and pick out of a hat. Thanks!