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    • Alaina -- Votes: 41
    • Alana -- Votes: 6
    • Alayna -- Votes: 2
Serial Mom ✄ Due July 2 (boy); 2 kids; Michigan 2853 posts
Apr 21st

Elaina

meℓissa. 2 kids; ♥, CA, United States 21310 posts
Apr 21st

I voted for Alaina

♥Jessie♥ 4 kids; 2 angel babies; Idaho 13255 posts
status Apr 21st

I pronounce Alaina and Elena differently because of the E sound vs. the A sound so I am with you in that category, OP

Have Heart 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Western, NY, United States 8904 posts
Apr 21st

I grew up with an Elaine and an Alaina. so in my eyes Elaina and Alaina are two separate names.

I suppose it all depends on how you want it to be pronounced.
the Y seems kind of trendy. Alana sounds more like a-lawn-a, where Alaina gives you more of the "laney" sound.

if you're going for Laney as a nn, what about Delaney, Melanie, or Madeleine?

tinana+2 (37w) Due September 6 (boy); 2 kids; Orlando, FL, Virgin Islands 45933 posts
Apr 21st

I've never heard of this "a-lawn-a" name that everyone mentions. Is it "Alanna"? Like... "a-lonn-a"? Why does everyone say it like lawn??? Have I been saying it wrong for life? 

This is so perplexing to me. Angry

tinana+2 (37w) Due September 6 (boy); 2 kids; Orlando, FL, Virgin Islands 45933 posts
Apr 21st

Quoting Oh Why Not:

Im not big on the E spelling, i Probably wouldn't use Ellie or Elle anyways. I'd rather her nick name be lainy. Isn't the E spelling pronounced a little different too? Like el-laynuh as opposed to Uh-laynuh with an A? I thought they were 2 different names lol


IRL.. I know of two Elenas and one Alana, I've always says them the same and never been corrected.. Hopefully they're not like DIS BISH DOESN'T KNOW MY NAME! Embarassed

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status Apr 21st

Quoting tinana+2 (20w):
I've never heard of this "a-lawn-a" name that everyone mentions. Is it "Alanna"? Like... "a-lonn-a"? Why does everyone say it like lawn??? Have I been saying it wrong for life? 

This is so perplexing to me. Angry


Probably the way us West Coasters pronounce it!

tinana+2 (37w) Due September 6 (boy); 2 kids; Orlando, FL, Virgin Islands 45933 posts
Apr 21st

Quoting ✩ ℒioȵεsȿ:

Probably the way us West Coasters pronounce it!


I was thinking that after I replied! Embarassed