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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)

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Poll created: Aug 21, 2007
Total Votes: 19


I’ve always heard it pronounced Lee-nah.
posted by guest :: 10 years ago | report
Ive only heard it pronounced Lay-nah. If your worried about the pronounciation consider changing the spelling to show pronounciation.
posted by mickey :: 10 years ago | 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 :: 10 years ago | report
I pronounce it lee-nah. If you want it pronounced Lay-nah I would suggest spelling it Laina or Layna.
posted by guest :: 10 years ago | report

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