View Poll Results: Which way of pronouncing Leona is right?

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  • LAY-oh-na

    4 8.89%
  • LEE-oh-na

    42 93.33%
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  1. #11
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    English speakers: LEE-oh-nah
    Spanish/Italian/others: LAY-oh-nah

    I think Leona is pretty. Unfortunately, "the Queen of Mean", Leona Helmsley comes to mind when I hear it! Younger people may be more apt to think of singer Leona Lewis which is a much more positive connection.
    All the best,

  2. #13
    Join Date
    May 2011
    lay-O-na is my instinct. I also pronounce Leo "LAY-o"... I think it depends where you live and what languages you speak. The singer Leona Lewis is lee-O-na, I think, but she's British.
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  3. #15
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Cair Paravel :)
    I say Lee-oh-nah, like Leona Lewis.
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