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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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Terra in Oklahoma
It's our first child, and she's a girl. Our last name is Watson. I was going for Suzanna Adelle for a while, but grew not to like it. I've also liked the names Skyler Dean and Stormy Kay in the past, but decided against them. Is there any way you can help?
Baby Name Genie:
With names like Skyler and Stormy, I’m seeing a definite meteorological theme here. Not to rain on your parade, but the forecast shows a different name for your daughter. Name her Sadie Joy for a baby girl with a sunny disposition.

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