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Subject: Re: Lena/Helena/Elena
Author: Jen   (guest, 24.189.114.81)
Date: July 2, 2005 at 6:06:10 PM
Reply to: Lena/Helena/Elena by LeahFaith35
I believe the actress Lena Olin pronounces it LEE-nah.

I'm in the US and here I've heard the other two names only as: huh-LAY-nah and uh-LAY-nah (or EE-LAY-nah)

HEH-lin-ah is so pretty, though, as the poster in Germany wrote it. Similarly, I knew an Elinore from France who pronounced it EL-in-er, whereas here we say EL-in-ORE

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