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  1. #6
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    Oh and I want to keep the Lena in there because Lena was my great granny's name.
    ~Cathryn Elizabeth~

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    Just wanted to say that I ADORE Seren Elena. Love love love. With such a gorgeous name I wouldn't call her Sam. Seren is stunning.
    Zoe Milena
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    Well, it depends in what tradition you pronounce it. This is a common Czech name, and then it's AH-leh-na with the stress on the first syllable,but soft vowels thereafter.

    This is comparable to the Italian Elena, which also has soft syllables. It's EH-lehna, not Eh-LAY-na, in Italian.

    But in an English context, I think there are really no rules, so you can tel lpeople to pronounce it any way you want.
    Last edited by wolv; May 5th, 2013 at 01:37 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolv View Post
    Well, it depends in what tradition you pronounce it. This is a common Czech name, and then it's AH-leh-na with the stress on the first syllable,but soft vowels thereafter.

    This is comparable to the Italian Elena, which also has soft syllables. It's EH-lehna, not Eh-LAY-na, in Italian.

    But in an English context, I think there are really no rules, so you can tel lpeople to pronounce it any way you want.
    I agree. Ah-leh-na and Eh-leh-na
    Sorry for bad English, I am from other country

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    Either Ah-LEE-na or ah-LEN-ah

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