So, I just read this in an email. Do not do this. It is not cute.
Le-a is her Daughter's name.
How would you pronounce this as a child's name???
Lee - A?? NOPE
Lay - a?? NO
Lei?? Guess Again.
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It's pronounced "Ledasha" oh yes...you read it right. The dash is not silent.
This child attends a school in Livingston Parish. ( Louisiana )
Her mother is irate because everyone is getting her name wrong. SO, if you see something come across your desk like this please remember to pronounce the dash.
When the mother was asked about the pronunciation of the name, she said "the dash don't be silent."