Medical Types- when you hear Douglas..

(36 Posts)
Lancrehotpot Sun 18-Nov-12 21:15:08 you think 'Pouch of Douglas'?
May be overthinking this a little, but DH and I were talking baby names for if we had another DS, and Douglas came up. He loves it, as do I- think it's a lovely strong name.
I'm wondering though, if the anatomical refererence will be an issue (or if his GP will be having a quiet titter to themselves).
Anyone have any thoughts? Thanks!

Part1 Sun 18-Nov-12 21:31:01

I'm not a medical type so am wondering what a pouch of douglas is?

thenightsky Sun 18-Nov-12 21:33:12

I just saw thread title and thought.... 'pouch of...'

B1ueberryS0rbet Sun 18-Nov-12 21:33:18

What's a pouch of Douglas?

I think Doogie is cute. Or do you say Doogie but write Dougie? Anyway. Off to google.

Yes I do, but it didn't hold back Doogie Howser MD.

LostInWales Sun 18-Nov-12 21:36:31

I did but only because you said 'medical types' first. I'm not sure it would spring to mind otherwise.

B1ueberryS0rbet Sun 18-Nov-12 21:36:47

I've just looked at a diagram and read the explanation and I still don't get it! I won't be ringing in sick with it I don't think. I'll stick with 24 hour bug.

Vivalebeaver Sun 18-Nov-12 21:36:52

Well I did when I read the thread title but wouldn't if I just met a kid called Douglas.

jenniferlucy17 Sun 18-Nov-12 21:37:13

I'm a GP & it didn't cross my mind at all- go for it!

Vivalebeaver Sun 18-Nov-12 21:38:06

It's an extension of the peritoneal cavity.

PelvicFloorClenchReminder Sun 18-Nov-12 21:40:02

I saw the 'medical types' and 'Douglas' and thought of George Clooney's character in ER blush

ggirl Sun 18-Nov-12 21:40:05
Blowninonabreeze Sun 18-Nov-12 21:40:26

Dh and I are both medics and Douglas is currently top of our list if this pregnancy results in a boy.

Pouch of Douglas never been an association until now grin

MummysHappyPills Sun 18-Nov-12 21:40:50

Pouch of Douglas is the space in your pelvis between your vagina and your rectum! grin (for those who don't know)

I am a medical type, and funnily enough it is not the first thing that springs to mind when I here the name Douglas. It does however remind me of my aunt's dog of the same name...

And fwiw before I started studying medicine I had never heard of a pouch of Douglas so I most "lay" people won't think of it! grin

MummysHappyPills Sun 18-Nov-12 21:42:29

Hear not here blush

poppycat04 Sun 18-Nov-12 21:43:38

It was the first thing I thought.....

MulledWineOnTheBusLady Sun 18-Nov-12 21:46:28

I love Douglas, I only suggested it on another thread somewhere tonight. Annoyed it has a rude bits association. It's like Melina all over again. angry

Eves Sun 18-Nov-12 21:46:45

My son is called Douglas! I hadn't heard of this until now.Has the world been laughing on the inside all this time?!

chocolateicecream Sun 18-Nov-12 21:56:51

I think that you are safe x.

LostInWales Sun 18-Nov-12 21:56:56

I am chuckling at that picture framers ggirl do you think they did any research into their name first or are they happy to be associated with the area between the posterior uterus and rectum?

MulledWineOnTheBusLady Sun 18-Nov-12 21:58:37

Maybe they think it's a landscape feature in Scotland, like the Mull of Kintyre.

AitchTwoOhOneTwo Sun 18-Nov-12 21:59:43

Everyone on MN thinks 'of Douglas'. used to be a 'thing' on here... cod-related almost certainly. grin i think it's a good name, though.

Lancrehotpot Sun 18-Nov-12 22:00:03

Thanks for your replies
grinEves It looks like they haven't from the above (except poppycat, who I hope is fibbing!)

Blueberry When I hear 'Doogie' I hear it in the shrill tones of an elderly Scots lady, the kind that uses 'hen' and 'doll' as terms of endearment.

mulledwine Douglas surely not as bad as Melina!

If these medical types don't immediately see the association, I think it might be okay. Not as if the name comes from the area, IYSWIM.

poppycat04 Sun 18-Nov-12 22:05:35

Melina is much, much worse!

MulledWineOnTheBusLady Sun 18-Nov-12 22:06:53

I like it.


Lancrehotpot Sun 18-Nov-12 22:07:19

Oh no AitchTwo, just read your post.
Is this something only die-hard old-timer MNetters will get?

Blowninonabreeze Sun 18-Nov-12 22:08:45

On an entirely unrelated front, growing up my hypothetical first dd was going to be called Amelia. Going to medical school ruined it.
Amelia = congenital absence of limb

I know what a pouch of Douglas is (not a medic) but only because I had scarring and adhesions in mine grin I wouldn't associate a child's name with it though!

AitchTwoOhOneTwo Sun 18-Nov-12 22:15:21

yep, all oldies will get it. i believe someone lost a tampon in theirs.

Lancrehotpot Sun 18-Nov-12 22:25:29

Aitch Good Christshock. Can that happen?

Blownin I do think of that when I see Amelia now, but it's not the first thing. Perhaps it'll be the same with Douglas.
Just don't want to be shouting his name in the supermarket with half the shop thinking 'I once read about somebody who lost a tampon in their Pouch of Douglas'
Or introduced to future MIL and she's thinking the same
Not sure nowgrin
It is a strapping name though.

quietlysuggests Sun 18-Nov-12 22:27:53

Great name. I am a doctor and this was our name for DD had she been DS. Use it.

ninah Sun 18-Nov-12 22:29:04

yup I thought pouch but only because of mn

I only know what the Pouch of Douglas is because of MN! grin But I'm pretty sure most people won't associate lost tampons with your new baby, no. My first association just now was Douglas Henshall, because I'd just been watching Crickley Hall.

AitchTwoOhOneTwo Sun 18-Nov-12 22:50:44

if you DO go for douglas, and you should, because it IS a great name... i insist that you always refer to his nappy-changing bag as 'the pouch of douglas'.

Lancrehotpot Mon 19-Nov-12 06:57:10

Reshape I'm pretty sure most people won't associate lost tampons with your new baby, no. Do you ever look at the strange things MN makes us type and think 'what on earth?'
AitchI will indeedgrin
quietlysuggests I think we will. It is top of the list and the only name we've both had the same enthusiasm for.
Thank you everyone.

chesticles Mon 19-Nov-12 12:00:33

My DS is Douglas and I had never heard of the Pouch of Douglas before 5 seconds ago. Also never heard of loosing a tampon in one either shock despite being on MN for more years than I care to remember!

It's a great name. Go for it.

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