Okay, so there's some confusion about my name. I wholeheartedly blame my parents. I mean, seriously, Mom and Dad? So anyway, since it's my name and I'm using it and all that, I'm here to clear up the confusion.
Number 1: I only have one E in my name, and it's at the beginning. The other two vowels are both A's. elAna.
*insert song "My name is Jonas"* It's all I'm thinking as I write this post. "My name is Elana..."
Number 2: You say it "Uh-lay-nuh." Well, that's how I say it. If you're my dad, you say "Ee-lay-nuh." Sometimes my husband says it like this too, and sometimes I do, if I'm in a more formal situation. Go figure. But it is not Ee-lawn-uh.
So yeah. I pretty much answer to anything. And if you forget, just put an I in it. Ela(i)na, and go with that.
Okay, phew. That's off my chest.
Do you guys have a name no one can spell right or pronounce? Does your main character? Because I think that's pretty uh, not good. I don't want to guess at how to pronounce your MC's name. So yeah. Things to consider. And now when we meet in person, you won't have to avoid using my name. (Not that that's ever happened...)