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Lorna (f) A Lorna was named in England in the
eighteenth century, but R. D. Blackmore probably invented the name independently for his novel Lorna Doone (1869). Lorna is used far more in Scotland than in other English- speaking countries, presumably because of the familiarity of the surname and placename, Lorne. A ‘Lord Lorne’ is mentioned in the novel, but no reason is given for the naming of Lorna, who is eventually revealed to be Lady Lorna Dugal. This surname may be significant for the MacDougalls of Lorn were once famous.

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