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July 5th, 2013 08:09 AM #6Member
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I think it's fine.
July 5th, 2013 09:19 AM #8
Madeleine (or any other spelling) will be mad-uh-line or mad-uh-line.** The opinions expressed above are not meant to be reflective of Nameberry as a whole but are my opinion and mine alone. **
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July 5th, 2013 09:30 AM #10
Madeleine (in French, MAD-eh-len or, actually, closer to MAD-len, with the middle syllable almost completely unheard), and I think it'd be really hard to get 'lun' at the end instead of lin or len. Most people, when I ask them how they'd pronounce Madeleine, it's never what I would assume. It seems straightforward to me, but most people would say it like Mad-eh-line, not mad-eh-len, so I think the pronunciation, could give you quite a headache. I love Madeleine, though, and I don't really find Madeleine Hutchinson to be too rhymey. It's a beautiful name.Ashley
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July 5th, 2013 09:37 AM #12
Nope, doesn't sound stupid. The combo is slightly on the rhyming side, but really it's fine. If it doesn't bother you, it isn't going to bother anyone else. I'm confused about the spelling and pronunciation...you want "lun" not "lin"?
July 5th, 2013 09:56 AM #14Senior Member
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I don't think it sounds stupid. But I don't think your pronunciation makes sense at all. How could "leine" ever be pronounced "lun"? There's nothing in there to make the U sound. Mad-eh-len or Mad-len would be closer to the actual French pronunciation. If you pronounce it correctly, it won't rhyme. Problem solved!