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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2014

    How to spell Madeline?

    I'm due Christmas Eve. I like Madeleine/ Madeline Belle for a girl, but I want it to be pronounced Madalyn, without having to spell it that way. Any thoughts?

  2. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    I like the Madeleine spelling best and I've seen it used for both the 'mad-a-line' and 'mad-a-lyn' pronunciations. I think you could use it (or Madeline) and get the desired pronunciation, you might just have to correct some people.
    - Evelyn - Alice - Margot - Edith - Maeve - Gaia - Indira - Martha - Beatrix - Talitha (Tallie) - Freya -

    - Seth - Marcus - Stefan - Roran (Rory) - Reuben - Malachi - Christopher (Kit) - Eben - Gideon -

    - Evanthe - Ezri - Ophelia (Effie) - Zinnia - / - Tycho - Beckett - Marius - Zephyr -

  3. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Vancouver, BC
    Madeleine is my vote. Love it.
    Love love talking names... my 'style' is more classic but I do love some surprising choices too...
    DD1 born April 2013 has a mainstream name honouring 4 lines of her heritage + 2 mns (2nd is my surname)

  4. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Liverpool, England
    To me, the pronunciations work like this:

    Madeline 'mad-uh-line'

    Madeleine 'mad-uh-len/mad-len' (this is French and should be pronounced accordingly)

    Any other pronunciation/spelling seems made up to me, but if you wanted 'mad-uh-lin' then the only spellings I can see working are:


    Jory Leander Atticus, August Eli Benedict, Casimir Mordecai Stewart,
    Edmond John Meirion, Horatio Ethell Emery, Bram William Jasper,
    Julian Remy Charles, Vasiliy Lochlan Michael.


    Aira Rose ___, Eleni Fiorella Charlotte, Sylvia Sayuri Noor,
    Merit Eleanora Adelaide, Clover Elodie Seraphine, Bridie Scarlett Viola,
    Marguerite Cecilia Iris, Eilidh Clara Valentine.

    Sorry to anyone who read TSI. First draft was terrible. Second drafting now.

  5. #9
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Madeleine definitely!

    I see people saying spell it Madelyn if you want that pronunciation because Madeleine is Mad-Uh-Len but I really don't hear a big difference between Len, Lin and Lyn.

    I guess Len is pronounced a little longer than Lyn!

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