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  • Heh-len-uh

    38 57.58%
  • Heh-layn-uh

    25 37.88%
  • Heh-leen-uh

    4 6.06%
  • Other

    3 4.55%
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  1. #11
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    Nov 2011
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    I adore the name Helen-uh so I say it that way...but really I wait to hear someone else say it because I know there's a few options. My friend's have a little Helena that I have yet to meet in person, but I see all over Facebook...no idea which pronunciation they use! My name has 2 pronunciations and I rarely correct people and neither pronunciation bothers me...I feel that the one my family uses is more "me", but I have had jobs where I get called by the other more "formal" feeling pronunciation and it all works for me.

  2. #13
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    May 2013
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    I pronounce it however I'm told to pronounce it because there are at least three legitimate possibilities where I live. If I were to use it on my child, I would probably spell it Helina to make the desired "he-LEE-na" pronunciation more obvious. (And by "the desired" I only mean that it is my personal favorite)
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  3. #15
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    Aug 2013
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    I pronounce it Helen-uh.
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  4. #17
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    Mar 2013
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    I used to say heh-LAY-nuh prob because i know more Elena's than Helen's, so I instinctively added the H to Elena rather than the a to Helen. But now I say HEH-leh-nuh in my head because I think it's prettier that way.

  5. #19
    My Aunt's middle name is Helena. She pronounces it Hay-Lee-Na. But I think anyway you pronounce it, Helena is truly beautiful and elegant
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