Mind you, accented character names are a pain to invite to guilds/parties/ops.
Search the first couple of letters in Who. Right click the correct individual. Done.
While I feel your pain, OP, as I've been using my main's name since I started playing D&D in the 4th grade back in about 1980, and I have a lot of personal investment in that name, I've chosen not to let any lost names destroy my experience in this game. I have a choice. I can stay on a dead server nursing my name, emoragequit, or adapt. The name means a lot, but in the end.....if adding a comma or an ascii to a character name made me feel like a hasbeen and outweighed my enjoyment, perhaps it would be time for me to start doing something else. It is a game. Only stick around as long as it's fun.