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  • HELL-eh-nuh

    28 62.22%
  • hel-LAY-na

    14 31.11%
  • hel-LEE-na

    3 6.67%
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  1. #1

    Pronunciation of Helena

    DH and I are unsure on how to say Helena since there are a few options. We like [hel-LAY-nuh] but it may not be the first pronunciation people go to. So, which do you prefer? [HELL-eh-nuh], [hel-LAY-na], [hel-LEE-na]?

    Thanks!

  2. #3
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    I've ALWAYS heard HEL-ehn-uh, and I think it is absolutely GORGEOUS.

    If you like hel-LAY-nuh, spell it that way.

    Helaina
    Helayna
    Helaena (At lest I THINK ae makes the ay sound)
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  3. #5
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    I like the Hel-leen-uh pronunciation best! Beautiful name.
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  4. #7
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    I like Hell-eh-nah the best, followed by huh-lay-na (huh part is soft h sound with the uh sound; sorry, not the best with pronunciations).
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  5. #9
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    I think he-LAY-nuh is prettier, but HELL-eh-nuh is the pronunciation I've heard most frequently so I don't think I'd use it if I hated that pronunciation.
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