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Old May 8 2006, 09:43 AM   #1
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I wonder about these two names that Anne and Todd have used
in their Novels
Acorna
Lornana
As my real name is Lorna -[May],I wonder if there have or known a Lorna
as it's not really a common name these days :
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Old May 8 2006, 09:48 AM   #2
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There's plenty of very famous fictional Lorna's out there - Lorna Doone, to name just one. So, I don't think there's any evidence that they must know a Lorna personally, though it's entirely possible that they might.

As to the etymology of Acorna - well, it's simply derived from Unicorn, isn't it? The "i" is more of a schwa than any other vowel sound, which gives the "a" as the most obvious first letter for her name rather than an "i".
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Old May 8 2006, 08:00 PM   #3
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That is right about the name Lorna Doone which is a made-up
name ,but Mike Tyson's Mum is Lorna Tyson,,can you image me
going up to Mike and saying ''Hi!! my name is Lorna Tyson ''
As for Acorna I had guessed that too,,but it is close to Lorna also
But I must say I do like Lornana sounds like a more softer I might
even change my name to that but then it's been with me a long time
as I get called Bats .
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I think the similarity might be a little thing called a coincidence.

And why would you want to be even more associated with an annoying character, Bats? At least, for those who know who Lorana is.
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HEY!! Bats wasn't really serious about the Name Lorna
just having a little say about the names as I said Lorna isn't a name one hears these Days,
But I do like Mike Tyson's mother's name Lorns Tyson and
would I be game to go up to him and tell him my name
not on your life would I, he might say MUMMY !!!!
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LOL. I thought you might be, bats. Wasn't sure.
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Mmmm. Lorna Doone. Cooookie.

(Lorna Doone is a Shortbread Cookie here in the states - manufactured by Nabisco.)
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Oooh Cookies. I haven't come across another Lorna.
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