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Ha-LAY-na vs. HEL-en-a vs. Ha-LEHN-a

How do pronounce the name Helena, and which nickname is your favorite: Nell, Nellie, Ella, Leni (LAY-nee, only for the first pronunciation), or Lena (LEHN-a or LAY-na)?

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Poll created: Jun 11, 2014
Total Votes: 8


I pronounce it the third way. My favorite nickname from your options is Nell, but it doesn’t make much sense to me as a nickname for Helena, so probably Lena (LEHN-ah)
posted by guest :: 3 years ago | report
Nell is a nickname for Helena the same way it is a nickname for Helen and Ellen. I’m not really sure how it came about, but we like it :)
posted by Poster :: 3 years ago | report

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