Name Nerds main

FOR REAL: Taken from the name of the tree, which comes from the Old English welig. In Victorian times, the willow tree was associated with death (because of its "weeping" nature) and was a common motif on gravestones. For thousands of years, the leaves and bark of the willow tree has been used as an anti-inflammatory and painkiller (it's where we get salicylic acid, the precursor to aspirin).

diminutives: Will, Willy

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