Good Omens

Kyla Tornheim kyla at sccs.swarthmore.edu
Mon Dec 13 07:54:46 EST 2004


On Mon, 13 Dec 2004, Katarina Hjärpe wrote:

> Does anyone know why "William" became an "Adam"? As I've heard it, William
> the Antichrist was the working title for Good Omens. What I don't know is
> why it was changed.

I would assume they wanted to get the "new beginning" suggestion in there.
And on a practical note, "Adam" is a name that isn't commonly nicknamed.
"William"s tend to be Will, or Willy, or Bill, or Billy, or Liam, or
something, and that might have ended up being a Problem. Or not; I'm just
hypothesizing. :^)

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