The name Audrey is English and means "of Noble Strength." The name Helene is French and means "Light."
Audrey is a name that I have loved since I was a teenager. It is a name that was a close contender when we were naming Ella. I love what it means and it is only fitting for a little girl born barely weighing over 3 lbs. She is certainly has an amazing strength. (You have to be strong to survive being born 3 months early!)
I also LOVE English and French names, so that helped narrow things down. Andrew and I knew we wanted something from those origins. They tend to be very classic names, which we love.
Oh, and a completely coincidental fact is that Audrey Hepburn's mother was named Ella. But, that is not why we chose our names...just a funny coinkidink!
The name Helene is a form of the name Helen, which is Andrew's grandmother's name. We changed it from Helen to Helene because we liked the French version better.