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(35 Posts)
Sinople Tue 30-Aug-11 05:27:16

I couldnt find any discussion on here about the name Lorne. It's a Scottish boys name. I think it's lovely, what do you think?

ballstoit Tue 30-Aug-11 07:15:37

How is it pronounced? Have to say that I thought it was a girl's name when I read the thread title.

peggyblackett Tue 30-Aug-11 07:19:13

It makes me think of Lorne sausage...mmmmm.

bittentothequick Tue 30-Aug-11 07:44:13

I liked it when reading a name book when I was pregnant, but DH wrinkled his nose at it and I completely forgot about it!

I still like it now anyway.

bittentothequick Tue 30-Aug-11 07:47:14

My book says it may be Canadian in origin.

tothemoonandback Tue 30-Aug-11 07:47:46

Isn't it the name of that woman who presents Cash in the Attic who wears far too much slap? Lovely name btw.

PIMSoclock Tue 30-Aug-11 07:48:10

Another lorne sausage fan here grin

tabulahrasa Tue 30-Aug-11 07:52:50

Quite irrationaly, I like it without the e, but not so much with, lol

Cereal Tue 30-Aug-11 09:41:44

I assumed it was a girls' name, like a variant of Lorna.

autobahnbismark Tue 30-Aug-11 09:44:39

Sorry - also makes me think of the variety of sausage

ShouldersBackAndNoBiscuits Tue 30-Aug-11 09:49:04

Sausage here too. I have met a bloke with this name though. I got over the sausage association fairly quickly.

HengshanRoad Tue 30-Aug-11 12:43:49


weegiemum Tue 30-Aug-11 12:47:40

As in the Firth of Lorn, Oban?

Better without the 'e' I think, but like ++

ellangirl Tue 30-Aug-11 13:08:45

I have a relation called this, but the family was from that area of scotland (weegiemum it is often spelt Firth of Lorne too, though I believe the 'official' form is without the e as you say). I think it's a lovely name.

PedigreeChump Tue 30-Aug-11 13:12:30

I should like it, it is in the category of names I love, but the sausage connection is just too strong for me!

spiderlight Tue 30-Aug-11 15:35:37

It's OK. DH's brother is a Lorne, but he only ended up with the name because their mum was sure he was going to be a girl and had her heart set on 'Lorna' grin

nellyjane Tue 30-Aug-11 15:37:08

I know a Lorne. She's a woman...

AberdeenAngusina Tue 30-Aug-11 21:55:31

I know two, one in his forties and one in his teens. Both named because of family associations with the Firth of Lorne.

poppyknot Tue 30-Aug-11 22:04:12

Queen Victoria's daughter Louise married the Marquess of Lorne. They went to Canada, hence probably the Canadian connection. Also the family name was Campbell and I think that it goes very well with that surname!

I was a bit into QV when I was about 12 and the name Lorne really rang a bell...

AberdeenAngusina Tue 30-Aug-11 22:07:51

Ooooh, poppyknot, of the Lornes I know (or knew- haven't seen him since we left school 30 years ago) was a Lorne Campbell.

The teenage one also has a Scottish surname.

RumourOfAHurricane Tue 30-Aug-11 22:08:57

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wigglesrock Tue 30-Aug-11 22:11:01

Like Lorne Greene from Bonanza. I like it, its nice like Linus, a name I love but husband associates it with Peanuts and we had 3 girls grin

SillyAssBlack Tue 30-Aug-11 22:11:21

It's the name of a really nice character on the TV show Angel, and apart from that I still think it's a very nice name smile

willowstar Tue 30-Aug-11 22:15:01

sausage...sorry but that is the first thing I think about. Never heard it used in any other context.

MrsEricBana Tue 30-Aug-11 22:16:18

Yes (showing age), immed thought of Lorne Greene (poss not the best name if your surname is Greene though!). Lovely name and I did think boy not girl.

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