Am I the only one really loving M”lodie?? I think it takes it away from the word name thing a little and more into the pretty French name area! M”lodie seems more like a name to me than [name]Melody[/name] if that makes sense? I definitely would keep the accent though to make it a legitimate spelling, and also I think it looks prettier with the accent. Also, if it was my name I think I’d love spelling it that way!
So people won’t get it right first time. I don’t think that’s a big deal. My mum is 49 and called [name]Karen[/name] and still to this day, relatives that have known her her entire life spell her name [name]Caron[/name]/[name]Caren[/name]/[name]Karyn[/name]/[name]Karon[/name] etc on [name]Christmas[/name] cards! I’m [name]Laura[/name] and I’ve had people ask how to spell my name and think that it’s [name]Lora[/name], and my sister’s [name]Caitlyn[/name] so she’s obviously has spelling issues!!
I think any name can have these problems even really classic/common ones. [name]Elizabeth[/name]/[name]Elisabeth[/name] for example. I bet all the [name]Elisabeth[/name]'s in the world just say “[name]Elisabeth[/name] with an S” and the [name]Catherine[/name]'s just say “[name]Catherine[/name] with a C” so your little girl could say “M”lodie with and ie”
It’s up to you how much correcting people would bother you, but bare in mind that USUSALLY you only have to correct someone once, and since it’s not a hugely common name, she may be the only M”lodie/[name]Melody[/name] that a lot of her school friends and teachers know so once they learn the way she spells it, that will probably be the way they think of first!