The Name William

THE ASTUTE

  • Thoughtful
  • Original
  • Insightful
  • Perfectionist
  • Brooding
  • Scheming

About the Name William

The WLM group of names derives its sophistication from the influence of the wise and weird letter W. When the W is combined with the letter L Ė the icon of life, liberty, love, laughter and learning Ė these names take on an exceptional air of dignity and poise. The appearance of the maternal letter M (mother, mama, and mammary) contributes to their appeal by augmenting a warmly compassionate essence. If itís true that men whose names fall into the WLM category are in touch with their feminine sides, itís because they have so much confidence in their masculinity that they can afford to be a little sensitive. All this explains why the WLM names have retained their extraordinary popularity for over a thousand years. If there is anything negative to say, itís that these names are a little on the formal side since none of these people choose to use the more approachable contractions of Will or Willy .

WLMs are guided by their intellects and -- even when theyíre relaxing Ė are usually the cause of heated debates from everything from politics, to art and science. People quickly realize that their propensity for arguing is not a symptom of intellectual bullying; WLMs simply enjoy injecting fresh ideas that others may not have considered. Itís only natural that this tendency leads them into the field of education where young minds seem to appreciate their frank delivery. When WLMs donít pursue careers in education, theyíll probably end up in some kind of leadership position. These are not people happy with just being cogs in the machine.

You know that old trick for driving off unwanted boyfriends (or girlfriends) by telling him youíre in love with them? Well this isnít going to work with WLMs, who are simply too receptive to intimacy to pass up opportunities like this. If you want to get rid of them youíre better off playing it cool (WLMs get really uncomfortable when they donít know where they stand ). But unlike most people who see marriage as a gateway to stable home lives, WLMs are more likely to feather their nests before committing to marriage. All the better to control the relationship from ground-zero.