Pronunciation of Lena

(42 Posts)
optionaltime Sat 02-Mar-13 07:11:08

Which pronunciation of Lena is best?

LAYna
LEHna
LEEna

Which is most common?

wigglesrock Fri 26-Jul-13 15:26:08

I would say it as Lee na. I quite like it, but I think of it as a really granny name. My nana seemed to have at least 10 friends called Lena smile

cory Fri 26-Jul-13 15:01:36

For me, a long e- sound, not as in been, but as in French été, or German Lehrer.

Happiestinwellybobs Fri 26-Jul-13 13:09:20

I would have said Lee-na until 7 weeks ago when started watching The Returned (amazing by the way!!) Now I'd probably say Lay-nah.

AlicesNextDoorNeighbour Fri 26-Jul-13 13:03:18

I would say Lee-na

Frikadellen Fri 26-Jul-13 12:42:04

lee-en-a but I am Scandinavian smile

hurricanemum Thu 25-Jul-13 22:49:27

Lee na unless short for madalena then Len na

Layna

OrangeJuiceSandwich Fri 12-Jul-13 16:30:40

Lay-nuh

sunshinedaisies Fri 12-Jul-13 16:21:17

I use this as a shortening of my name and say it Lee-na, which is what the majority pronounce it as but a few have said Lay-na

piprabbit Fri 12-Jul-13 15:48:37

I'd say Lena to rhyme with cleaner.

misskatamari Fri 12-Jul-13 15:45:50

I prefer Laynah (and this is on my list of girls names) however when i read it i do usually read it as leena which is weird. I'd say go by whatever you prefer

Wbdn28 Fri 12-Jul-13 14:17:26

Lee-na.

I think Lay-nuh would be more usual in other European countries.

squoosh Fri 12-Jul-13 14:04:29

My Granny was a Lena pr. lee-na, it was short for Ellen.

edendvatri Fri 12-Jul-13 12:51:04

Old thread, but I'm interested in this too. I'd pronounce it as Léna to rhyme with Jenna.

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Tue 12-Mar-13 08:21:10

Lay-nuh.

bonbonpixie Mon 11-Mar-13 22:12:47

If you want LEE-NA I'd spell it differently. Line is how it's spelt in Denmark.

harleyd Sat 09-Mar-13 13:24:59

leena

SnowLeopard27 Sat 09-Mar-13 13:22:49

Sort?? Short! Oh dear, bad typing!

SnowLeopard27 Sat 09-Mar-13 13:22:11

I would say l-ay-na because I have a friend who uses it as a sort for Helena.

sausagebaconandtomatobutty Thu 07-Mar-13 18:44:35

I know one from Portugal

She pronounces it lay na

Pixieonthemoor Thu 07-Mar-13 18:40:52

Lay-nah

Alisvolatpropiis Thu 07-Mar-13 18:40:01

Lee-na

BeeBopDingALing Sun 03-Mar-13 19:02:08

Known a few over the years, all have been Lee-na

Layna

rachel234 Sun 03-Mar-13 00:29:44

Lehna with the emphasis on the Leh.

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