I get a lot of questions about the origin of the word "buenahelena" at shows. I also get a lot of people who think my name is Helen. (For the record, it's Carol, after seveties singer/songwriter Carole King.) The name buenahelena came about when I was a teen in the late nineties who really loved Spanish class and needed a cool sounding AIM handle. It stuck and I still love the way it sounds.