View Poll Results: How do you pronounce Helena?

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  • HELL-en-uh

    33 62.26%
  • huh-LAY-nuh

    18 33.96%
  • huh-LEE-nuh

    0 0%
  • Other

    2 3.77%
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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2011

    How do you pronounce Helena?

    This name is in our top 3, and has gotten a lot of berry support. But I'm wondering, how does everyone pronounce it? I'm curious if most people pronounce it the way we do (HELL-en-uh) or if there is a lot of variation.

    Mom to Alexander Patrick (11), Madelyn Esther (8), Genevieve Susan (3), and Theodore James (stillborn at 37 weeks on February 3, 2014). Expecting #5 (a girl) in May 2015 -- Penelope Bridget.

    Boys: Everett, Sebastian, Augustus, Samuel, Julian, Nicholas, Desmond, Jasper, Ezekiel, Malcolm
    Girls: Bridget, Felicity, Elizabeth, Penelope, Leona, Ophelia, Elodie, Callista, Miriam, Delilah

  2. #3
    I voted HELL en uh, because that's what I like best and think it should be. But in all honesty, my mind jumps quickly between that ans hell AY nuh trying to decide. I think both are nice, though

  3. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    I like Helen-uh best, but I always wait to hear how the parents say it! I am friends with a couple with a Huh Lee Nuh who are very sensitive about the multiple pronunciation thing!

  4. #7
    sapphires Guest
    I like both HELL-uh-nuh and hell-AY-nuh, but I'd instinctively use HELL-uh-nuh, I think. However, if I were told it was hell-AY-nuh, I'd remember and always use that one.

  5. #9
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Pacific Northwest
    I hear "HELL-un-uh" more but I actually prefer "heh-LAY-nuh" pronunciation. I have never heard anyone use the third pronunciation before...
    Boys: Maxwell, Bennett, Oliver, Elliott and Archer.

    Girls: Rose, Juliet, Aria, Cora and Scarlett

    Sorry for any random spellings. I'm probably on my nook!

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