In-/exclude green initial commit of branche when merging?

Requesting information to have it clarified once and for all: What are the consequences of including or excluding the initial commit (“Created branche “X” from revision Y from branche “Z”) when merging branches? We have a relatively simple Main-/Development-/Feature- branche structure and hence do a lot of merging. But every time I wonder whether I should include the initial commit or not – or what the consequences are for (not) doing. So to have that clarified, this simple topic. Go.
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With initial commit, you mean the start revision of the branchline?

In that case, no need to include, since it should be a 100% copy of the source revision used to create the branch.