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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)?

The Top Baby Name is...

Name Votes
Ha-lay-na 13% (1 votes)
Hel-en-a 75% (6 votes)
Ha-lehn-a 13% (1 votes)


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 :: 2014-06-11 18:22:14 | 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 guest: Poster :: 2014-06-11 18:24:56 | report

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