I like it. Have you seen the movie "Water for Elephants"? It's one of my favorites and Marlena is the name of Reese Witherspoon's character. Very pretty.
eta: And I like it as a FN.
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06.2012 First visit with OB/GYN
10.2012 Clomid 50mg + TI = BFN
11.2012 Clomid 50mg + TI = BFN
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I'm not sure how to pronounce it... Mar-lynn-uh? Mar-leen-uh?
I used to know a Marlayna. It's an unusual name but it fit her very well.
Oh just saw your reply about pronouncing Marlena as Marlayna and why you like the name. I think Marlena definitely looks more sophisticated than the Marlayna spelling, but to me I just ready it as Mar-lynn-a or Mar-lean-a. Lena/Lina on it's own is pronounced Lean-a.... and I guess I have only known a Marlayna do it didn't occur to me that they would be pronounced the same.
Either way I think Marlena is lovely however you pronounce it. Just be ready to correct it all the time! No big deal though
Shellyjj:I think Days of our Lives, but I love it!