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pronunciation of vs. my daughters name vs. how to ensure they say it right

Hello there. I have a 4 year old called Helena (Hel-luh-nuh) and we always assumed people knew how to pronounce this. However, since she has started school (we live in England) a few people have been pronouncing her name wrong, including teachers! It’s very frustrating as we see ’Hel-lay-nuh’ as a very different name. How can we get people to pronounce her name properly without seeming rude or angry? Does anyone else have this problem? Thanks for any comments
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Elizabeth in Montana
We like Verity for our daughter's first name, for both the meaning and uniqueness, but we are struggling with a middle name. I love cacti/succulents and thought it would be neat to pick the name of a unique plant. Hoping for something different but still pronounceable and feminine. Any ideas?
Baby Name Genie:
Not to be prickly, but this cacti question is a thorny one. Let me sharpen my quill and take a stab at it. Name your daughter Verity Jade, if you don't want a few barbs thrown your way.

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