My Aunt used to work with a lot of children and one day she came across an interesting mother daughter pair. The mother was upset that everyone kept mispronouncing her daughter’s name. Naturally, they were calling her Leah. The mother, visibly and audibly upset at this point said, “I don’t know why ya’ll keep messing up my baby’s name. Her name is La DASH a, not Leah. The dash is not silent!” Hmm if you’re changing conventional English rules to name your daughter something different, then it’s probably time to reevaluate.