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  1. #1
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    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
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    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.
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  3. #5
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    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
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    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:

    Madelyn
    Madelin
    ~Boys~

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    ★ Jory Leander ★ Julian Charles ★ Macsen ★ Magnus ★ Vasiliy ★


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  5. #9
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    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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