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lena522 Sun 09-Aug-09 17:23:57

Just out of interest, how would you pronounce the name 'Helena'?


watsthestory Sun 09-Aug-09 17:24:54

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ToffeeCrumble Sun 09-Aug-09 17:26:18

I would say Helina.

stleger Sun 09-Aug-09 17:29:49

Here it is Heleeena.

Hell-en-a, my best friend was Helena years ago.

mopsyflopsy Sun 09-Aug-09 17:48:33


annasmami Sun 09-Aug-09 17:51:49

Hell-ena - lovely name!

Esmee Sun 09-Aug-09 18:21:49

Lovely name! I prefer it pronounced HELL-eh-na

TrillianAstra Sun 09-Aug-09 18:35:57

First reading of title 'Helen-ah'

Then thought, ooh go post on thread and remind her that some people will say Hel-AY-na and ask which one she wants.

Babbity Sun 09-Aug-09 18:48:24


bodiddly Sun 09-Aug-09 19:09:56

I prefer Hel-ayna

Disenchanted3 Sun 09-Aug-09 19:12:33


Paolosgirl Sun 09-Aug-09 19:13:54


Love love love that name smile

AnotherHelenB Thu 13-Aug-09 19:32:14

The one I knew pronounced her name as 'Helen' with an 'a' on the end (Hell-en-a). She then spent her life correcting people who went for the 'Hel-ayna' version. So whichever way you think it should be pronounced, there's going to be people pronouncing it differently, and she'll be forever correcting them

pania Thu 13-Aug-09 21:43:42

I'd probably say Helen-a (unless the surname was Handbasket), but I like Hel-ay-na better.

There was a girl at school called HelEEEna, which I think was just wrong on her parents' part.

BitOfFun Thu 13-Aug-09 21:47:24

Stick to Helen, much simpler wink

TimothyTigerTuppennyTail Thu 13-Aug-09 21:50:32

Helen - a.

I know, I am one.

MaggieBelleVirgo Thu 13-Aug-09 22:00:33


I prefer Elena.

Poncherello Fri 21-Aug-09 21:12:36

Ah that's my Mum's name ... she pronounces it Helayna but has always been called Lana. Did you know it was St Helena's day this week?

janeite Fri 21-Aug-09 21:14:43

I love the name Helena, pronounced either Helen-uh or Hell-ay-nuh. Yum. Also love Elinor. Not so fond of Helen.

Heated Fri 21-Aug-09 21:16:39

1) Hel-ayna or 2) Hel-enna, either way a beautiful name.

Wilts Fri 21-Aug-09 21:18:58

I know a Helena, her name is pronounced Helen- a, but she is called Helly.

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