Those days, that generation & even Lana Turner, herself, are gone now. According to namestatistics;
.029% of females in the US are named LANA.
Around 35,525 US females are named LANA!"
Take my word for it. In our post-Lana-Turner world, do NOT name your child "Lana." Regardless of how very simple it seems (heck it's only 4 letters long & only 3 of those are different,) no one will ever get it right, even when it's written down for them &/or they see it on a regular basis. At best, they may be referred to as Alana or Lanna. At least that's close. At worst they will be called;
among many other increasingly mind-bending possibilities, including, in one case, Susan.
The origin of the name is dubious at best. Some say it's from the Old German for "precious," the Irish Gaelic for "little rock," the Greek "light" or Hawaiian "afloat; calm as still waters." One thing is certain; it's the Spanish word for "wool." Regardless, this precious little rock wool light is growing increasingly UNcalm as my name continues to be mangled hither & yon. I even came up with a sure-fire way to help remember it; it's the word "anal" backwards. How could anyone forget that, right? Still & always, my name proves to be the most difficult word-puzzle ever created by humankind.
If you love your daughters, name them something simple & common, like "Mary," "Heather" or the ever-popular "Caitlyn." I beg you for their sake, do not inflict the constant annoyance that is "Lana."