She’s a literary invention and a shortbread cookie. Her most popular year was 1941, when names like Barbara and Judith, Shirley and Geraldine were all the rage.
She reminds me of names like Norma and Edna, but somehow I find her lighter. Maybe it’s RD Blackmore’s 1869 romance, complete with mistaken identities, a lost heiress, the bad getting their comeuppance and true love conquering all.
Or maybe it is the cookie.
In any case, I thought our Week of Boys could benefit from at least some discussion of a girl’s name.
So I ask you, readers: Lorna, Yea or Nay?