Let's clear something up, right off the bat...
Elynn is pronounced "ee-lynn".
For those of you who are curious about why we picked such a potentially confusing name, I'll give you the back story.
First we wanted another "E" name to go with our daughter, Ellery and son, Everett.
I even asked you all for suggestions, and there were some great names thrown into the pool ...like Easton, Emmett, Elijah, Ezra... etc..., but either they didn't fit my criteria (unique, unpopular and not the same beginning sound as the other two kids), were already being used by friends or family, or we just didn't like them.
I was at my wits end and ready to nix the whole "E" name idea. I actually even started Googling names of TV characters from one of our favorite shows Justified. One name that popped up was Raylan.
Some how my mind made the jump from Raylan to Lynn, which happens to be both my mother-in-law AND father-in-law's middle names.
Then I thought, what if we put an E on the beginning of it.
(because that's the logical thing to do when your no longer searching for an E names...)
E + Lynn = Elynn
Low and behold its a real name too.
Albeit a Swedish girl's name.
On a shot I suggested it to my husband.
AND HE LIKED IT.
We debated the spelling,...
Do we double the E to make it clear how its pronounced?
-No, it just looked weird to me.
Do we leave off one N to make it look more boyish?
-No, we wanted to keep the family part of the name intact.
Basically it kept coming back to the fact WE liked the name as it was.
Plus, it paired really well with Coleman - my husband's little brother's name.
It was a perfect fit.
Who cares that he already has been called Ellen by the nurse at our first well-baby checkup.