How would you spell Eh-LAY-na?

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  1. Amygdala

    Amygdala Well-Known Member

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    Hey girls!

    I love the name Elena pronounced Eh-LAY-na but worry that she'd get it mispronounced a lot. How would you say it should be spelled?

    Thanks!:flower:
     
  2. livestrong

    livestrong Guest

    Personally I'd spell it Elaina :)
     
  3. hivechild

    hivechild Mummy to Ronan

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    I agree with Elaina if that's the pronunciation you want.
     
  4. MiissMuffet

    MiissMuffet Well-Known Member

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    I know an Elena pronounced how u want it pronounced i've never seen Elaina b4 but that does look alot nicer :)
     
  5. RubyRainbows

    RubyRainbows TTC Baby#2 Since Oct/2009

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    Elaina - looks & sounds sooo pretty! I have always loved the name "Alaina" or "Alayna"!
     
  6. MUMOF5

    MUMOF5 Now a mum of 6!

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    Elaina or Elayna :thumbup:
     
  7. MrsP

    MrsP Mummy to Eleanor & Henry

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    My daughters name is Eleanor pronounced El-a-na, people spelt it wrong all of the time and pronnounce it with the or at the end, but after some minor adjustments and correcting they are getting there.
     
  8. trashit

    trashit Guest

    Elayna or Alaina?
     
  9. RedRose19

    RedRose19 Expecting baby 3!

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    i love the spelling alaina.. its very pretty :flower:
     
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    Trying4ababy Well-Known Member

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  11. nightkd

    nightkd Mum to two!

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    I would probably spell it 'Elena'! But Elayna/Eleyna or Elaina looks pretty too :)

    xx
     
  12. Seity

    Seity Mom to Gabriel and Samuel

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    kitabird Mammy to 2 boys

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    I think if you spell it Elaina people will pronounce it EE-LAY-NA (like Elaine is EE-LAYN)
    If you want it to be EH-LAY-NA then maybe Elayna would be easiest, but I like your original spelling Elena best
     
  14. pixydust

    pixydust Married mama of two :D

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    Alaina or Elaina
     
  15. Pingu

    Pingu Mummy to 2 xx

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    Elaina, Alaina, Alayna
     
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    skippy Got my furbabies :)

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  18. rwhite

    rwhite Mum to Lachie and Clem

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    Elaina :) But I have seen an Elena (works for the same company as I do...). Somehow I just seem to pronounce it differently spelt that way though :shrug: Sounds more like "Eh-lee-na" to me.
     
  19. AmeliePoulain

    AmeliePoulain Mama to 3 girls

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    I work with an Aleina that pronounces it Eh-leh-na!
     

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