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    Alena

    Do you pronounce Alena like Alaina, with a long A? Or like Aleena, with a long E?
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    I'm more likely to say it like ah-LEE-nah, although I both prefer the Shakespearean Aliena and the more classic Alina to the Alena spelling. My problem with Alena is that it looks like a trendy spelling of Elena, but I invariably say it like Alina. It confuses my brain, haha.
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    I'm more likely say Alaina. But it confuses me, so you might as well just use Alaina or Aleena depending on which you like.
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    Yeah, it confuses me too. I look and say Elena but then I think, no A lee na. I would go with Elena or Aleena.

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    The reason why I ask is because I like the combo of Seren Elena (long A), but if I switched it to Alena the initials would be SAM. I love Sam as a nickname for a little girl.
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