Avrohom Krauss <avkrauss@...>
The name "Helen" is a good choice for "Elke", especially if your family
comes >from a vicinity (Eg. parts of Russian Poland) where the "H" sound
is dropped (like the Cockneys of England). Then, "Helen" is said like
"Ellen", which is similar enough to be used for "Elke".
BTW, much to my dismay, this accent transfered over to Israel, where
words with the letter "Heh" sound like written with an "Aleph". I find
myself engaged in a seemingly loosing battle correcting my kids about