September 13, 2014 § Leave a comment
Invented by English author Richard Doddridge Blackmore for his 1869 novel, Lorna Doone. The character was a descendant of the Earl of Lorne, a Scottish nobleman.
VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
Um . . . Lori, maybe? Stuff like that?
REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
– Lorna Doone (Dugal), the titular fair maiden who captures simple John Ridd’s heart in Lorna Doone, by R.D. Blackmore (written in 1869, set in the 1670s-1680s).