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cherrylips Wed 27-May-09 19:51:42

What do people think of the name Helena?

rubyslippers Wed 27-May-09 19:52:31

under used

it is pretty

SoupDragon Wed 27-May-09 19:53:41

Reminds me of a dreadful woman I used to work with. Unless you are talking Helayna rather than Helen-a. IUYSWIM.

HollyPutTheKettleOn Wed 27-May-09 19:54:19

Lovely, one of my faves. Completely underused.

dizzydixies Wed 27-May-09 19:58:49

love helena but hate Helen hmm

cherrylips Wed 27-May-09 20:32:28

Will probably call our little girl this name, thank you for replies! Would pronounce it Hel - en - a.

Katharine will be the middle name, which is my name, and also Greek in origin. 23 weeks pg at the mo' but dh and I were just discussing names. We can cal her Nel or Lena for short.

Other names on short list were : Louisa, Victoria, or Suzanne.

MommyHasaHeadache Wed 27-May-09 20:40:03

Helena is a lovely name - much prefer it to the other 3 on your list.

weepootle Wed 27-May-09 20:45:23

Louisa is by far my favourite of your names but Helena is ok. I like how it sounds but don't think it looks pretty written - too much like Helen.

hulabula Wed 27-May-09 22:01:09

Lots of people will pronounce it Helayna - I know two who call themselves that.

Pingpong Wed 27-May-09 23:38:37

pretty - I like it. I don't know any Helena's only Helens so no one to put me off it

clairebear88 Sat 30-May-09 10:09:41

my friends name is Helena and i thinh it is very pretty and she is beautiful too.
go for it

clairebear88 Sat 30-May-09 10:10:51

my friends name is Helena and i thinh it is very pretty and she is beautiful too.
go for it

belgo Sat 30-May-09 10:11:09

It's fine.

MrsMattie Sat 30-May-09 11:29:59

Nice. I like all the various pronunciations.

NancyPreg Sat 30-May-09 18:35:34

I like it a lot. I also like the Russian form, Yelena.

MaggieBee Sat 30-May-09 19:12:51

I prefer just Elena. But I also prefer Anna to Hannah. the HUH sound makes it less attractive imo

Elena and Ylenia are lovely.

womma Sat 30-May-09 21:26:04

Helena is top trumps in my book

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