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The greatest name ever!
Douglas013  6/11/2018
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In a book I'm currently writing, "The Snow Princess", Douglas is the given name to the masculine element of Water.
TNTChan  12/2/2017
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The name of the main character in the television series 'The King of Queens' is Douglas Steven Heffernan and was played by actor and comedian Kevin James.
Nifty_Name_Nerd  8/24/2017
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Douglas is the middle name of American actor Adam Driver.
tomboysquirrel  7/31/2017
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We named our son Douglas Erik Bror (We're from Sweden), we really liked the name when we came across it and we had no bad memories with someone named that. We don't know many that have that name, which made it more appealing to us.
Unelore  5/25/2017
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Douglas Francis Reinhardt is an American baseball player, sports agent, and television personality. He is best known for playing baseball for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and Baltimore Orioles, and his appearances on the hit television show "The Hills." Reinhardt now works as a professional sports agent for Beverly Hills Sports Council, a Los Angeles-based professional baseball agency.
cutenose  5/20/2017
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Douglas Darien "Doug" Walker (born November 17, 1981) is an American actor, comedian, film critic and internet personality, best known for portraying the character of the Nostalgia Critic in the web series of the same name.

Walker was born in Naples, Italy to a US Navy father. He studied film at Northern Illinois University and majored in communications.

Working as an illustrator, he began posting comedic film reviews to YouTube under the fictitious persona of the Nostalgia Critic, a high-strung and perpetually frustrated film critic prone to angry outbursts at even the slightest provocation. Walker's reviews proved popular, but a series of copyright strikes by 20th Century Fox and Lionsgate on his videos led him to relocate to ThatGuyWithTheGlasses. Com, an independent website. Walker's success attracted other similarly-minded reviewers, and they together formed the production company Channel Awesome. Walker ran the site in conjunction with webmaster Mike Michaud and his brother Rob Walker, who also writes and produces many of its videos.

In 2012, Walker announced the Nostalgia Critic's retirement, as he and his brother felt they had taken the character as far as they could. The retirement was short-lived, however, and Walker announced the return of the beloved character in January 2013 with a short sketch video entitled "The Review Must Go On." The show was revived in February of the same year in a new, bi-weekly format. In December 2015, Walker released the 300th episode of the series, a review of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
― Anonymous User  4/25/2017
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Douglas Brunt is an American novelist and entrepreneur. He is the author of The New York Times Bestsellers Ghosts of Manhattan and The Means. Brunt was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is the son of Jacklyn Bray Brunt and Manly Yates Brunt, Jr. Brunt is an alumnus of the Haverford School in Haverford, Pennsylvania. He attended Duke University.
cutenose  4/10/2017
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Douglas Alexander Smith is a Canadian-American actor most notable for his work on the HBO series, Big Love as Ben Henrickson, the eldest son of polygamist Bill Henrickson. Smith was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the son of Terrea, an American-born teacher, and Maurice Smith, a producer of low-budget films, who is originally from the United Kingdom. Smith's mother appeared in several of the films that his father produced during the 1980s. He is the younger brother of actor Gregory Smith.
cutenose  4/8/2017
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Douglas Lennox-Silva is a male butterfly swimmer from Puerto Rico, who was born in the United States. He represented Puerto Rico at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, PR China. He is the younger brother of Kristina Lennox-Silva, who also competed as a swimmer at the 2008 Summer Olympics.

Doug attended Princeton University majoring in anthropology with certificates in American Studies & Latin American Studies.
lilolaf  1/20/2017
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I like this name but for some reason I'm not crazy about the diminutive, "Doug". I much prefer Douglas.
― Anonymous User  11/20/2016
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Douglas Brown is the lead vocalist in a band called "Safetysuit" They have some pretty neat music.
― Anonymous User  5/5/2016
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Aside from all of these comments saying that this name is "boring" or "dull" I think Douglas is a great name. It might not be the "coolest" name out there, but I think it's more interesting than all those trendy names out there like Asher, Logan, Ethan, Jayden etc... Also, why comment on a name you don't like? I don't see any point in that. Personally, I like the sound of it and think it's refreshing to hear once in a while.
― Anonymous User  1/27/2016
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I actually like Douglas, but not Doug, so probably would never name a boy this because people would at some point start calling him Doug no matter what. Maybe Douglas could be a good middle name, though.
jdstew76  12/27/2014
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I find this name a tad too dull.
Alexanna  5/20/2014
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I actually kind of like Doug now. I think it would sound refreshing on a little boy. Dougie is a cute nickname too =) I agree completely with the comments saying this name would be nice to hear amongst all the names that really are boring these days, classics never get boring. Trendy names do, and very quickly.
Oohvintage  6/8/2013
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I find it funny that many people have such a negative impression of this name, although I didn't care much for it for a long time. Then my boss/professor/mentor, a Douglas, changed my perspective on it. He's intelligent, sensitive, interesting, and a poet. He is actually a bit dorky and socially awkward, but he's an excellent man. I would rather name my son this name than any trendy name.
Samslie  1/16/2013
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I like Douglas, but not so much Doug.
Oohvintage  1/12/2013
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Dr. Douglas Fargo is an accident-prone scientist in the Syfy series Eureka. He is portrayed by Neil Grayston.
Fray  11/20/2012
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Dougie Hamilton (born June 17, 1993) is a Canadian hockey player currently playing for the Boston Bruins of the NHL. He was selected ninth overall in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft by the Boston Bruins. He was raised in Toronto, Ontario.
sambchop  8/4/2012
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This is a fantastic name, it will be my second son's name if I ever have one. It is not at all boring as I see it. If I was going through a list of recent births, names like Aidan, Kai, Liam and Jett would have me snoring, but Douglas would really stand out in a good way. And dark river seems like such a poetic meaning.
lovewn  2/13/2012
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I used to not like it but now I think it's really cool! I just don't like the nickname Doug. Yuck.
Chrila96  12/17/2010
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The earl of Douglas famous mediaeval Scottish crusader.
Anton  3/9/2010
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Douglas Gresham is the stepson of author and apologist C. S. Lewis. He co-produced the Narnia films, keeping a protective eye on the handling of his stepfather's classic stories.
Atarah Derek  4/26/2009
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Douglas is a nice name. It's strong and classic. The only problem with it is the nickname Doug, which I despise!
citizenchauvelin  10/20/2008
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The birth of the world's first test tube quintuplets is recorded in London, England. Alan, Brett, Connor, Douglas and Edward are the names chosen by parents Linda and Bruce Jacobssen.
Patricia Underwood  5/28/2008
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I like this name quite a bit. I see other people call it boring, well, it is nothing of the sort, it's way better to be a Douglas in the world of Jacobs and Nicks! If anything, those names are boring, not Douglas! So if you like Douglas, go ahead and use it!
spaz123  8/27/2007
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I know several people who pronounce this DUG-liss.
YMPvt  4/7/2007
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I have always found this name to be overwhelmingly dorky.
― Anonymous User  3/3/2007
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Gross. I hate the way this name sounds.
― Anonymous User  3/3/2007
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If you do not like a name, you don't have to totally trash the name. Why take the time to comment if you find the name so repugnant anyway?

Besides, the meaning is pretty cool. I'd name my son Douglas over Jayden, Aiden, or any fad name.
― Anonymous User  3/3/2007
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David Douglas was a 19th century Scottish botanist who named many plants of the pacific northwest of the USA.
earthnut  1/17/2007
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I have heard that Douglas was originally a feminine name of Scottish origin, and that it became masculine sometime before the middle ages.
― Anonymous User  11/3/2006
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Douglas is the capital of the Isle of Man.
― Anonymous User  9/18/2006
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The first President of Ireland was Sir Douglas Hyde.
rosco kid  4/29/2006
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Snooooze...Boring...Snooooze.
― Anonymous User  3/11/2006
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A famous bearer of this name was Douglas Adams, the author of all the books in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series along with many others.
Ember  8/8/2005

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