We finally decided on Emeline for our baby's name, using the traditional French pronunciation of Em-uh-leen. If we were actually naming the baby in a French-speaking country, there would be an accent aigu on the first e. Technically, this is optional in proper capital letters, and leaving it off wouldn't change the actual pronunciation. I have one in my first name, and leaving it off completely changes the way you say it, so it's on my birth certificate.
Is it worth it to include the accent just for the sake of tradition? I was also thinking it could be on the birth certificate but then we wouldn't necessarily have to use it casually. Any thoughts?
And I apologize if this is rambly, it's 3:30AM and I'm scheduled to be induced in less than 5 hours