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Harriet or Helena (pronounced Helen-a)

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Tractorinthebarn Sun 17-Apr-16 08:52:35

Just that really! Which would you choose? Thanks

allwornout0 Sun 17-Apr-16 08:55:37

I love the name Helena but somebody I know has that name and is forever having people pronounce it wrongly. I've never heard so many variations of saying the name Helena.

lemonade30 Sun 17-Apr-16 08:55:52


I'm not a fan of Harriet though.

ShanghaiDiva Sun 17-Apr-16 09:00:37

Helena - lovely

InQuiteAPickle Sun 17-Apr-16 09:03:36


I know a baby Harriet and she's the most adorable, sunny natured baby I've ever met (not including my own DC of course wink).

InQuiteAPickle Sun 17-Apr-16 09:09:00

Plus there's only one way to pronounce Harriet. I know a Helena and some people call her Helen-a and some people call her Hel-ain-a so I'm not actually sure which she is blush I try not to use her name. For this reason I don't know how she spells her name either.

InQuiteAPickle Sun 17-Apr-16 09:09:49

And I love the shortening of Hattie from Harriet too.

Sorry for triple posts. blush

Nibbl3s Sun 17-Apr-16 09:12:40


Sophronia Sun 17-Apr-16 10:27:37


ashesandfire Sun 17-Apr-16 10:32:24


NadiaWadia Sun 17-Apr-16 14:31:43

Helena - lovely! Harriet is nice, though.

OliviaStabler Sun 17-Apr-16 14:34:48

Personally I prefer Harriet

JSarah Sun 17-Apr-16 19:43:06


Foxsox Sun 17-Apr-16 19:55:18


sixinabed Sun 17-Apr-16 20:17:39

Harriet. Was on our list but vetoed by Dp sad
Love it!

Quercus3 Mon 18-Apr-16 07:55:11


ABitAsleep Mon 18-Apr-16 13:16:11

I prefer Helena as a full name, but i prefer the nickname Harrie from Harriet

Sorry, not much help! smile

sammyjayneex Thu 21-Apr-16 20:18:36

My 9 year old is called Helena. I love Harriet too, I was gonna call my youngest Harriet but her dad wasnt keen so she become a Jasmine instead lol

LadyAntonella Thu 21-Apr-16 20:58:01


IoraRua Thu 21-Apr-16 21:22:17

Not keen on your Helena pronunciation but I hate Harriet so I'll go with Helena.

Not sure what exactly I dislike about Harriet. It just irritates me, for some bizarre reason.

MrsMarigold Fri 22-Apr-16 11:52:45

Harriet is my favourite, but Helena is good too, they were both on my shortlist.

TempsPerdu Fri 22-Apr-16 12:27:52

Helena for me - it just feels more elegant.

marjolaine Fri 22-Apr-16 12:29:04


MadameDePompom Fri 22-Apr-16 13:09:49


Harriet just isn't in the same league. It's not even in the vicinity of the league.

1horatio Fri 22-Apr-16 18:08:30

Helena is pretty. But for some reason I prefer Harriet...

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