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).
DOUGLAS 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.
MILES 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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Linking two names... - Jen Oct 24 2005, 5:25:31 PM