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View Poll Results: How do YOU pronounce Elena? (Or which is closest?)
Uh-LAY-nuh or Eh-LAY-nuh 156 82.11%
Uh-LEE-nuh or Eh-LEE-nuh 9 4.74%
Another way 25 13.16%
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Old 07-30-2007, 06:42 AM
 
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I'd pronounce it the Spanish way.
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Old 07-30-2007, 01:33 PM
 
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I ask

I had several friends at university who were greek, and E-ley-na (stress on the second syllable.) I also have an Italian friend, who is El-ena (stress on the first syllable.)

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My sister's name is Alana. We pronounce it Ah-lay-na. But technically that's not right. Should be Ah-la-na.

So for Elena, I would say Ee-lay-na.

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Old 08-06-2007, 12:42 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Thanks for the responses, everyone. FWIW, dh and I would both pronounce it the first way, but my mom pronounced it the second way, leading to the discussion.
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Uh-LAY-nuh or Eh-LAY-nuh

and for Alicia
i know a A-lee-sha
and a A-lee-see-uh
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