1109. Lorna

Lorna disliked her name. Some kids at school would ridicule her: “Lorna needs mowing” and “Do you wash your clothes in the Lorna-dry?” and so on. These kids thought they were clever, but Lorna was hurt. She wanted to change her name.

“Can I change my name?” she asked her mother.

“Perhaps you could use your middle name,” suggested her mother. Lorna’s middle name was Elizabeth.

Lorna said she’d think about it. And then… quite by accident… Lorna discovered…

Lorna Doone: A Romance of Exmoor, a novel by Richard Doddridge Blackmore. She loved it! Why would she ever want to change her name from Lorna? Lorna! The woman who married the handsome and brave Jan Ridd! The woman who lived happily ever after!

9 thoughts on “1109. Lorna

    1. Bruce Goodman Post author

      Yes, I was most unhappy with “Bruce” – and I’m still not entirely pleased with it. My middle name is Bernard – which I was almost given but mum didn’t like “Barney”. Besides, Americans put the accent on the second syllable of Bernard and over here we accent the first syllable – so that would’ve been confusing!

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