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Does Elena not want to be called Alyona?
I know of gymnasts Alyona Zmeu and Alyona Kvasha.
 

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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. :)
 

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Well I kinda circulate between the three!
 

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fresh2flash said:
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 ;) :lol:
 

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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 :eek:

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

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Yeah to me Elena Bovina is Lena, and Elena D is Alyona. I call her Elena when I cheer her on.
 

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dava_russianrule said:
Yeah to me Elena Bovina is Lena, and Elena D is Alyona. I call her Elena when I cheer her on.

Nah, when I cheer, I just go "Go Dem! Go Bov! Go Lik!" :lol: ;)

It's too confusing to remember who I've callled Alyona, Lena, and Elena...so Dem, Bov, and Lik are fine with me. :D :lol:

My parents do find it strange when they see hear me in my room, yelling out "Lik! Lik! Go, go Lik!"

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I call her Elena. I went through a 'phase' of calling her Alyona, but that only lasted about a month.
It just doesn't seem natural.
There's a girl in my media class called Yelena, and I call her Lena because I'm lazy, but Elena D is Elena.
 
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