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Subject: Linking two names...
Author: Jen   (Authenticated as Adelle Sofia)
Date: October 24, 2005 at 5:25:31 PM
I am trying to find something in common between the names Douglas and Miles. (If you've read The Turn of the Screw you'll undertand why.)

So far I have the meanings from this site, which are consistent with other sites I've looked up (even though I consider this site the most reliable for meanins, just checking).

Usage: Scottish, English
Anglicized form of the Gaelic name Dubhghlas, which meant "dark river" or "blood river" from Gaelic dubh "dark" and glais "water, river". Douglas was originally a river name, the site of a particularly bloody battle, which then became a Scottish surname. The surname belonged to a powerful line of Scottish earls.

Usage: English
The meaning of this name is not known for certain. It is possibly from Latin miles "soldier" or else from a pet form of MICHAEL. This name was introduced to Britain by the Normans.

Can anyone think of ways these might be connected?

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