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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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Emma in Western Australia
We have a boy named Tyler James and a girl named Gypsie Jade. Expecting our 3rd, which is a boy. I'm in love with the name Olly, but my partner thinks Gypsie and Olly are unique names and Tyler is not, so it won't feel right. So he wants an ordinary name. Please help with something unique but ordinary.
Baby Name Genie:
In the space between unique and ordinary is a special category of names I think of as "antiques." They are familiar and well-used names that are not widely in use these days. For your son, I give you Oscar Jude - a perfectly ordinary, unique name.

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