Nooooooo! Terrible. In Wuthering Heights, it was a made up name which served as first and surname. That was part of the problem - he never had a proper name and was never treated like a proper person by the Earnshaws. And he's not exactly a nice character. I don't think Heath Ledger was Heathcliff - just Heath (according to Wiki, anyway)
Er, now I realise that when there was a 'most pretentious name....' thread, some people got rather offended when all they had done was choose names which, to them, were unusual or literary or cultural or whatever - only to have others snigger etc.
But honestly, if you name your poor DS Heathcliff..
Hmm it's not clear about Heath ledger actually on imdb it says 'AKA Heathcliff Andrew Ledger' and that he and his sister Kate were named after the two main characters from Wuthering Heights. SO now I'm not sure. I think it's a nice sounding name, but the wuthering heights connection would probably lead to some teasing/bullying?
I agree with some others- its a nice sounding name but the WH connection would make it a nono for me. Especially as WH is a classic book, known to young (assume schools still using as a text??!!) and old, and will probably still be well known for ever - so the connection will not go away....
Thanks for opinions, I will have to agree otherwise I wouldn't be asking in the first place! Sometimes I think pregnancy can seriously affect your judgement. Will have to stay as the name for my dream child..... in a dream world where I never had to share his name at a toddler group....
I never knew that about Heath Ledger Annvan. I was at school with a Heath and as far as I know he was never teased about his name. I think you would be very brave to call him Heathcliff but I absolutely love Wuthering Heights.