Birthday Celebrations in Shakespearean Fashion

To celebrate the birth and death of Hamnet, the 11 year old son of the most prolific English playwright in history, we are giving all who are Will-ing, 25% off their entire purchase. Tuesday, August 11th, come in to PAT to receive said discount; all you have to do is figure out what Hamnet Shakespeare’s father’s first name was.

Shakespeare's_childrenWill it be Joe? Will it be Bob? Or perhaps it is William? You must decide!

The cashiers have been given the sacred task of giving you this discount, Will-ingly. But only if you can correctly answer the aforementioned query.