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girls name Damien*Dex*Jaidyn's Momma 18 kids; Pennsylvania 1535 posts
26th Sep '12

what do you think about Malena?

Zbornak 1 child; Moncton, New Brunswick 2688 posts
26th Sep '12

I don't like it, sorry. Is it made up? I've never heard it before.

JeNnAs MoMoM 2 kids; Pennsylvania 3090 posts
26th Sep '12

I like it!

Creeper Status 2 kids; Tacoma, Washington 188 posts
26th Sep '12
Quoting Zbornak:" I don't like it, sorry. Is it made up? I've never heard it before."

:!::!:

Emily Thorne 2 kids; Quetzaltenango, Guatemala 26302 posts
26th Sep '12

It's a real name..... I believe it's Italian.




I like it, okay. Not my favorite.

[JadeLee] 1 child; Minnesota 12190 posts
26th Sep '12
Emily Thorne 2 kids; Quetzaltenango, Guatemala 26302 posts
26th Sep '12

MALENA



GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: Swedish, Spanish, Czech
Meaning & History
Swedish and Spanish short form of MAGDALENA, and Czech short form of MAHULENA.



http://www.behindthename.com/name/malena

Damien*Dex*Jaidyn's Momma 18 kids; Pennsylvania 1535 posts
26th Sep '12
Quoting Zbornak:" I don't like it, sorry. Is it made up? I've never heard it before."



no I found it on a baby name site. I like Maleah too.

Mrs. Nesbitt Due November 3; 1 child; Kansas City, Kansas 1894 posts
26th Sep '12
Quoting Zbornak:" I don't like it, sorry. Is it made up? I've never heard it before."


it reminds me of Mortal Kombat.
but hers is spelled Mileena.

user banned 1 child; Jamaica, OH, United States 7126 posts
26th Sep '12

It reminds me of my insurance (Molina) :-/

Emily Thorne 2 kids; Quetzaltenango, Guatemala 26302 posts
26th Sep '12

I pronounce it
Mah -Leh- Nah



Is that how you pronounce it too, OP??

♥MamaToSilas♥ 1 child; Illinois 9240 posts
status 26th Sep '12
Quoting Rumpelstiltskin:" I pronounce it Mah -Leh- Nah Is that how you pronounce it too, OP?? "


My cousin's name is Melana and we pronounce it Ma-Lay-Na.
Do know if its just because we are Mexican and that's how our culture says it or not.

Emily Thorne 2 kids; Quetzaltenango, Guatemala 26302 posts
26th Sep '12
Quoting Sami&Baby Silas:" My cousin's name is Melana and we pronounce it Ma-Lay-Na. Do know if its just because we are Mexican and that's how our culture says it or not."


In Spanish it's Meh-lah-nah



The vowels never change in Spanish



A sounds like Ah
E sounds like Eh
I sounds like EE
O sounds like Oh
U sounds like OO (in Moo or Boo)




If you want to make an EYE sound you would have to put AI together (AH-EE).




When Hispanics live in the USA many of them (from what I've seen) use the English/American pronunciation of names. I named my spawn Novalee, but changed the spelling to Novali for the pronunciation and pronounce it in Spanish. So I did the same thing! haha

linsα 2 kids; Bordeaux, AQ, France 28639 posts
status 26th Sep '12

I have a distant relative with the name, she pronounces it ma-leh-na. Considering the origins its probably not pronounced ma-lee-na/ma -leen-a

♥MamaToSilas♥ 1 child; Illinois 9240 posts
status 26th Sep '12
Quoting Rumpelstiltskin:" In Spanish it's Meh-lah-nah The vowels never change in Spanish A sounds like Ah E sounds like Eh I ... [snip!] ... Novalee, but changed the spelling to Novali for the pronunciation and pronounce it in Spanish. So I did the same thing! haha"


Well then I have no idea how they got the pronunciation for her name lol. But that's how they say it.