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lay-nah vs. lee-nah vs. len-nah

How is the name Lena pronounced? I wanted to name my daughter Lena thinking it was pronounced lay-nah, but then one of my friends said it was pronounced lee-nah, and then my cousin said it was pronounced Lenn-ah. Does anybody know the actual pronunciation? ( I’m pretty sure I’m only going to use it if it’s pronounced the first way)

The Top Baby Name is...

Name Votes
Lay-nah 21% (4 votes)
Lee-nah 74% (14 votes)
Len-nah 5% (1 votes)

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I’ve always heard it pronounced Lee-nah.
posted by guest :: 2007-08-21 09:35:39 | report
Ive only heard it pronounced Lay-nah. If your worried about the pronounciation consider changing the spelling to show pronounciation.
posted by guest: mickey :: 2007-08-21 10:16:20 | report
The great thing about naming your baby is that you can pronounce it however you want, no matter its spelling. I see it as lay-nah, but that may be just because I’m a native Spanish speaker.
posted by guest :: 2007-08-21 10:58:19 | report
I pronounce it lee-nah. If you want it pronounced Lay-nah I would suggest spelling it Laina or Layna.
posted by guest :: 2007-08-21 13:37:39 | report

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