Okay, so I interpret the name chuck-will's-widow to be referring to the widow of Chuck Will, not someone commanding that Will's widow be chucked. I understand that the chuck-will's-widow's nearest relative, the whip-poor-will, is most likely a command for Poor Will to be whipped, but I don't think chuck-will's-widow is that mean.
Some bird names are really good to name your kids, though. Robin is obvious. I have a niece named Sparrow. I've heard Lark is a name, and I guess it works. Names of birds of prey such as Hawk, Falcon, or Eagle will always work for your male children.
Oh, and I also knew a guy named Bob White, but I don't think his parents had the bird in mind when they named him.