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Douglas "Doug" Ramsey, also known as Cypher, was a member of the New Mutants, an off branch of Marvel's X-Men series.
furorRegnat  10/24/2019
My name is awesome. I have lived with it for my entire life. I don't mind Douglas, and I don't mind "Doug". It is my name as it was my father's before me.
Dubhghlas  10/22/2019
I don't particularly like the name Douglas, but it's not the worst name in the world. I would much rather be a Douglas than an Aiden or a Jacob. I know a Douglas and he's exactly how people on this thread describe him like, a little dorky, a little boring but generally he's a pretty alright guy. We often hate names because we associate them with somebody who we don't like. For example, if you've got loads and loads of problems with a guy called Steve you'll automatically find yourself hating the name Steve.
― Anonymous User  9/1/2019
Kirstino, spouse, and I wanted to name our child a name with D that nobody really has. Kirstino excitedly came and said, Douglas! I was a little disappointed. Douglas is unattractive, Doug is not a good nickname and it is too mature in a boring and unrefined way. So, I explained and just before delivery, I found Demetrius. It was unique and we turned it into Demetrios. There were so many possible nicknames and we thought it would make a great deal.

We personally prefer other names over Douglas. This paragraph belongs to my first cousin and it was her typed impression and it is real and factual. We felt the same way too. And now after Kirstino and her delivery, I am glad to have a 6 year old cousin Demetrios, which we call Demio and Demmy for now, since he is extremely young.
― Anonymous User  6/6/2019
Douglas can also be used as a feminine name, but it actually can’t.[JUST KIDDING](:
It was originally a female name in the 1500’s, but then it became a masculine name. Normally male names are supposed to become feminine, but in this case, it’s vice versa. Douglas sounds really unattractive for a girl. I don’t even like the name for a boy. It’s just not a good name.
xxCreative_Mindxx  4/6/2019
In 2018, 53 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Douglas who is registered male with the Social Security Administration. It is the 98th most common male first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/17/2018
Not as bad as Doug, but still unattractive.
kayisforkeen  8/26/2018
The greatest name ever!
Douglas013  6/11/2018
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
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
Douglas is the middle name of American actor Adam Driver.
tomboysquirrel  7/31/2017
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
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
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, 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
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
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
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
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
Douglas Brown is the lead vocalist in a band called "Safetysuit" They have some pretty neat music.
― Anonymous User  5/5/2016
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
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
I find this name a tad too dull.
Alexanna  5/20/2014
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
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
I like Douglas, but not so much Doug.
Oohvintage  1/12/2013
Dr. Douglas Fargo is an accident-prone scientist in the Syfy series Eureka. He is portrayed by Neil Grayston.
Fray  11/20/2012
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
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
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
The earl of Douglas famous mediaeval Scottish crusader.
Anton  3/9/2010
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
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
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
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
I know several people who pronounce this DUG-liss.
YMPvt  4/7/2007
I have always found this name to be overwhelmingly dorky.
― Anonymous User  3/3/2007
Gross. I hate the way this name sounds.
― Anonymous User  3/3/2007
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
David Douglas was a 19th century Scottish botanist who named many plants of the pacific northwest of the USA.
earthnut  1/17/2007
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
Douglas is the capital of the Isle of Man.
― Anonymous User  9/18/2006
The first President of Ireland was Sir Douglas Hyde.
rosco kid  4/29/2006
― Anonymous User  3/11/2006
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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