I've always pronounced Elan as Rich has, ee-lin. *That is because my actual name is very close to his. *My name often gets confused and is often pronounced with an "el-" instead of an "ee-".

I believe in the English language, ee-lin is the correct pronounciation of the letters in a strict sense. *Obviously, when it comes to names, people have different pronounciations for the same letters and rarely stick to the supposed "correct" pronounciation.

I believe In order for Elan's name to start with "el-" the spelling would have to be ellan and in order for it the be "Ú-" it would have to be spelled that way (i.e. Úlan) or with an "ei-".

Just my two cents.