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longsocksandsandals Sun 31-Aug-08 12:42:39

What are opinions on Lorna?

MerryMarigold Sun 31-Aug-08 12:44:37

I really like it. Well done! It is unusual but well known iyswim. Very pretty. I think it's Irish (not sure), but not so much that you would have to be from there.

hughjarssss Sun 31-Aug-08 12:49:38

I love it.
We had real problems picking a girls name for dd as we couldn't find one we liked. We ended up gpoing with a family name.

Lorna is the first girls name that I really like.

Its now top of my list for next time smile

mrswoolf Sun 31-Aug-08 12:50:53

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MerryMarigold Sun 31-Aug-08 12:53:42

who's 'the author'? I know 2 Lorna's quite different in age though - one is Irish and one is Afro Caribbean!

mrswoolf Sun 31-Aug-08 12:55:19

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zippitippitoes Sun 31-Aug-08 13:01:09

i like Lorne but that is a boys name so not much use to you

i prefer laura

MerryMarigold Sun 31-Aug-08 13:17:21

oh didn't know he was first to use...but that's historical enough, innit? I see it was first published in 1869, so it's about 150yrs old as a name, which is good enough I think! History is a moving process.

3andnomore Sun 31-Aug-08 13:19:04

like Lorna

hughjarssss Sun 31-Aug-08 13:19:44

Agree MerryMarigold

ThinWhiteDuchess Sun 31-Aug-08 13:24:00

My sister's middle name and she hates it. Not too keen myself tbh.

hw2004 Sun 31-Aug-08 13:57:20

I think it's very underused and very pretty.

seb1 Sun 31-Aug-08 14:05:36

Heather and Lorna are quite Scottish names are you after a Scottish name?

flyinglizzards Sun 31-Aug-08 14:11:02

Wendy - also a created name that first appeared in James Banie's Peter Pan.

I like Lorna much more that the similar popular names like laura and lauren.

It is ageless which I like blush

Flamesparrow Sun 31-Aug-08 14:21:29


I like Lorna

ThinWhiteDuchess Sun 31-Aug-08 14:24:33

Agree with you Flame for questioning the downmarket comment! My parents would be aghast to think any of our names was thought to be 'downmarket'!! lol.

Kbear Sun 31-Aug-08 14:44:53

I like it. My friend has a Lorna who is five. She is Scottish and the accent makes it I think.

Elasticwoman Sun 31-Aug-08 14:55:28

Lorna Luft - daughter of whatsername in Wizard of Oz.
Lorna Sage - now deceased, writer of acclaimed autobiography
My cousin Lorna - least said the better wink.

Elasticwoman Sun 31-Aug-08 14:55:54

Judy Garland. Knew it would come to me.

LaylaandSethsmum Sun 31-Aug-08 15:07:28

I'm surprised how many of you like Lorna, I'm a Lorna and have to say I didn't like it growing up, I was normally called Laura and constantly had to spell it , would you believe, and still do!
FIL still ,after knowing me for 13 yrs ,spells it LAUNA !!!

I've had Launa, Lawna , Lorner ....

cyteen Sun 31-Aug-08 15:10:05

I don't like it, never have. Also it reminds me of someone at my secondary school who stole my friend's coursework and tried to pass it off as her own, so double no.

pamelat Sun 31-Aug-08 17:56:13

My friend has just called her dd Lorna.
It really surprised everyone as its such a "grown up" name.

beanieb Sun 31-Aug-08 17:57:08

You could use the Welsh 'Lona' too smile

piratecat Sun 31-Aug-08 18:03:04

i LIKE that name.

dinkymum Sun 31-Aug-08 19:21:07

Love it, used to teach the sweetest little girl called Lorna which really helps with my positive feelings towards it too!


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