How do you pronounce this name?

posted 3 years ago in Babies
  • poll: How do you pronounce "Lena"?
    Lee-na : (222 votes)
    88 %
    Lay-na : (30 votes)
    12 %
  • Post # 4
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    Lee-na

    Post # 5
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I’ve always said, and only heard, Lee-na.  Saying it the other way sounds very awkward to me!

    Post # 2
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Dallas, TX

    Lee-na

    Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    None of the options work for me. I said Leh-na in my head with a short e sound.

    Post # 6
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    I always think of Lena Horne when I see the name.  Lee-na

    Post # 8
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    I always said Lay-na because of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. That’s how they said it in the movie!

    Post # 9
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Turf Valley

    I pronounce it Lay-Na 

    Post # 10
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I also read it as Leh-na short e sound.

    Post # 11
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    Lay-na

    Post # 13
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

     

    I also say it as Leh-na

    Post # 14
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    Busy bee

    annb9:  In the movie they girls call her Lee-na, but her grandmother and Kostos call her “L-eh-na”. I always assumed it was the accent.  I say Lee-na. I love the name. 

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 8 months ago by  MrsGatito.
    Post # 15
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    MrsGatito:  Yeah, I think it was the Greek accent! I meant to say that’s how the grandmother said it, but apparently my fingers type faster than my brain works sometimes.

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