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July 9th, 2013 10:39 PM #1
Would this be bad?
I absolutely adore the name Madeline! (mad-uh-line) However, I really prefer the spelling Madeleine - for a long time I thought it was pronounced mad-uh-line, but then I found out the correct French pronunciation is mad-uh-lehn. Problem is, I don't like this pronunciation. To me, it is entirely too close to Madelyn, which I don't like the pronunciation of.
The reason I dislike Madeline is because the only two people with this name I know pronounce it like Madelyn, as i'm sure many others would. Likewise, I actually discovered that there are others who agree Madeleine looks ore like a long I sound to them.
So, would it be bad if I used the name Madeleine someday, but used the pronunciation mad-uh-line? It's not like there aren't other names whose pronunciations are subjected to changes by their bearers... (I know an Alicia who pronounces her name a-lish-a, like rhyming with fish)
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July 9th, 2013 11:00 PM #5
Thanks, it does appear minor when stacked next to Kynzlee and Renesmee.
Last edited by larkub101; July 9th, 2013 at 11:03 PM.
July 10th, 2013 01:57 AM #7
I would pronounce these two spellings exactly the same, unless I'd heard them before reading them. I've only ever heard Madeline and Madelyne, so Madelehn seems odd to me as a pronunciation in general.I’m just trying to behave as I think a friend should behave. Granted, I haven’t had much practice.
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July 10th, 2013 11:22 AM #9