Why do some of us call Elena D. Alyona... - TennisForum.com
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old Jul 29th, 2003, 12:57 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Posts: 21,972
                     
Why do some of us call Elena D. Alyona...

it's ok if she'd prefer that, but I know for sure that she calls herself Lena...

Where did Alyona come from?

Vassilissa is my girl............
tenn_ace is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old Jul 29th, 2003, 01:18 AM
Senior Member
 
goldenlox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: cyberspace
Posts: 97,973
                     
Does Elena not want to be called Alyona?
I know of gymnasts Alyona Zmeu and Alyona Kvasha.

The most wasted of all days is one without laughter....
Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there
Enjoy This Moment!!
HEALTH and HAPPINESS to EVERYONE

goldenlox is offline  
post #3 of 18 (permalink) Old Jul 29th, 2003, 01:22 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Posts: 21,972
                     
I'm not sure about her liking it or disliking it, but her mom calls her Lena too (at least I heard it once)

Vassilissa is my girl............
tenn_ace is offline  
post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old Jul 29th, 2003, 02:31 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 1,236
 
it is just our affectionate name for her...

i love u alyona/lena ... kick some ass this summer!

Елена Дементьева
Nalbandian
Djokovic Dokic JJohansson
STEFFI Pierce Guga
kodeRED is offline  
post #5 of 18 (permalink) Old Jul 29th, 2003, 05:51 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Universe
Posts: 428
                     
It is easy in Russian to derivatize the words and to produce short, affectionate and tender variants of the names.
Here's a few names Elena can be called by her friend and relatives: Lenochka, Lenok, Elenka, Alyonka.
Arhivarius is offline  
post #6 of 18 (permalink) Old Jul 29th, 2003, 10:53 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Lyon
Posts: 2,209
                     
That`s a very good question, tenn_ace. I don`t know why everybody else calls her that way, but I remember when I started doing it myself. It was two years ago at my 1st interview with her. I started the interview calling her "Lena", but then noticed that she called Elena Likhovtzeva and Elena Bovina - Alyona Likhovtzeva and Alyona Bovina respectively. After that I switched to addressing her "Alyona" as well, and as far as I could see she liked that name better. Maybe I was mistaken then, but I still call her only that way.

Dum spiro spero
fresh2flash is offline  
post #7 of 18 (permalink) Old Jul 29th, 2003, 11:57 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: eurosport
Posts: 3,367
                     
Arhivarius is quite right.
Then there're too many Elenas in tour.
Alyona, IMHO, is ideal for Dementieva.
saab95 is offline  
post #8 of 18 (permalink) Old Jul 29th, 2003, 12:46 PM
Senior Member
 
Dava's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Pau-Pau-Pau-Pau-La-La-La!
Posts: 17,733
                     
Well I kinda circulate between the three!

WTA TOUR
ELENA DEMENTIEVA
KIM CLIJSTERS
ALSO STARRING
THE GIRLS ON TOUR!

ASAGOE~BOVINA~JANKOVIC~MOLIK
MYSKINA~SCHNYDER~ZVONAREVA

THE YOUNG GUNS

BACSINSZKY~CHAKVATADZE~IVANOVIC
JACKSON~KIRILENKO~LINETSKAYA
MAKAROVA~MIRZA


THE COMEBACK KIDS

BEYGELZIMER~DOKIC~HARKLEROAD
SPREM~VAKULENKO

Dava is offline  
post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old Jul 29th, 2003, 01:43 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Posts: 21,972
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by fresh2flash
That`s a very good question, tenn_ace. I don`t know why everybody else calls her that way, but I remember when I started doing it myself. It was two years ago at my 1st interview with her. I started the interview calling her "Lena", but then noticed that she called Elena Likhovtzeva and Elena Bovina - Alyona Likhovtzeva and Alyona Bovina respectively. After that I switched to addressing her "Alyona" as well, and as far as I could see she liked that name better. Maybe I was mistaken then, but I still call her only that way.
thanks for your honesty, fresh2flash... I thought we should blame you for that

Vassilissa is my girl............
tenn_ace is offline  
post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old Jul 29th, 2003, 02:36 PM
country flag ys
Adrenaline junkie
 
ys's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: always on the move
Posts: 22,155
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by fresh2flash
After that I switched to addressing her "Alyona" as well, and as far as I could see she liked that name better.
I also like that. It is like someone from Russian fairy tales..
ys is offline  
post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old Jul 29th, 2003, 03:31 PM
Senior Member
 
TheBoiledEgg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: in Cloud Cuckoo Land
Posts: 180,431
                     
i hadn't called her Alyona before fresh started it off.
it was always Lena
but too many (E)Lena's around so Alyona stuck
i find Alyona easier to type somehow as well

never called her by Alyona though.
in matches-she's always Lena when i'm watching.

Good luck to my favs

AZARENKA

*Kuznetsova*Sharapova*Kleybanova*Vesnina*Shvedova*Kulichkova*Kasatkina*
Pavlyuchenkova*Makarova*Diatchenko*Pivovarova*Gasparyan*Leykina*Zhuk*Potapova*Pervushina**Govortsova
MINELLA TsurenkoAlize Lim*El Tabakh*Robson*Cirstea
*Juhaszova*Zanevska*Broady*Bouchard*
Cetkovska*Svitolina*
*Bellis*Soylu*Sibille*Uberalova*Eden Silva*
http://www.twitter.com/TheBoiledEgg
TheBoiledEgg is online now  
post #12 of 18 (permalink) Old Jul 29th, 2003, 03:51 PM
Senior Member
 
Dava's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Pau-Pau-Pau-Pau-La-La-La!
Posts: 17,733
                     
Yeah to me Elena Bovina is Lena, and Elena D is Alyona. I call her Elena when I cheer her on.

WTA TOUR
ELENA DEMENTIEVA
KIM CLIJSTERS
ALSO STARRING
THE GIRLS ON TOUR!

ASAGOE~BOVINA~JANKOVIC~MOLIK
MYSKINA~SCHNYDER~ZVONAREVA

THE YOUNG GUNS

BACSINSZKY~CHAKVATADZE~IVANOVIC
JACKSON~KIRILENKO~LINETSKAYA
MAKAROVA~MIRZA


THE COMEBACK KIDS

BEYGELZIMER~DOKIC~HARKLEROAD
SPREM~VAKULENKO

Dava is offline  
post #13 of 18 (permalink) Old Jul 29th, 2003, 08:50 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: jealousville
Posts: 5,330
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by ys
I also like that. It is like someone from Russian fairy tales..
Spot on

She's the dearest of all Elenas' to me
vaiva is offline  
post #14 of 18 (permalink) Old Jul 31st, 2003, 12:07 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 3,049
                     
I think Alyona is a beautiful name as well as Elena.So,never mind.
AKTW is offline  
post #15 of 18 (permalink) Old Oct 3rd, 2003, 06:45 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Posts: 21,972
                     
ok, whether we like it or not, but Elena is Lena... that's what she prefers

now we know for sure, thanks to saab95

Vassilissa is my girl............
tenn_ace is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the TennisForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome