If i love Madeleine, what else would I love ?

(35 Posts)
elelfrance Tue 28-Jul-15 16:15:51

Expecting DC2, have no idea for boys names, but for a girl, I would really like Madeleine, however I'm iffy about the McCann association, wouldn't like it to be the first thing people think of when they hear the name. So I'm looking for alternatives, any suggestions for me ?

Billabong21 Tue 28-Jul-15 17:01:13

Evangeline.

PallasCat Tue 28-Jul-15 17:06:41

Clementine
Adeline
Adelaide
Marguerite
Celeste/Celestine
Melinda
Rosalind/Rosalina
Estelle
Giselle
Coraline
Josephine
Corinne
Colette

Slothlorian Tue 28-Jul-15 17:13:06

Romilly

TheReturnoftheSmartArse Tue 28-Jul-15 17:18:21

Charlotte
Sophie
Isabel
Annabel
Florence?

Gingerandcocoa Tue 28-Jul-15 17:20:11

Emmeline

HainaultViaNewburyPark Tue 28-Jul-15 17:21:34

Marianne
Evelyn
Valerie
Miriam

LeoandBoosmum Tue 28-Jul-15 17:23:23

Genevieve

Penelope

Cecily

Neffi Tue 28-Jul-15 17:25:22

Owner of a Madeleine here. There is no McCann association at all. Go for it.

TwinTum Tue 28-Jul-15 17:29:58

I think it is absolutely fine to use madeleine (unless your surname is very similar to McCann). I know 3, 2 born before her disappearance and 1 born afterwards and I don't think there have been any issues. No different to using Holly or Jessica.

mamadoc Tue 28-Jul-15 17:33:06

DD is Madeleine (pre-McCann)

In case our tastes are similar my other choices were

Imogen
Esther
Naomi (gone off that a bit now)

I would find things like clementine and annabel a bit fluffy.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Tue 28-Jul-15 17:50:38

Florence
Evelyn
Vivienne
Amelia
Persephone

fairyelephantswellies Tue 28-Jul-15 17:55:32

Margaret or Margot?

LineRunner Tue 28-Jul-15 17:57:00

Please just call her Madeleine.

Sophronia Tue 28-Jul-15 18:01:02

Magdalene
Madelief
Madalena
Magdalena
Marjolaine
Emmeline
Adeline
Amandine
Aveline
Catherine
Celestine
Genevieve
Vivienne
Jessamine
Delphine
Marceline
Josephine
Melusine
Morgaine
Ottoline
Rosalie
Caroline
Marianne
Charlotte
Mirabelle
Clementine
Amelie
Meredith
Sylvie
Penelope
Susannah
Juliette
Cecily
Eloise
Estelle
Matilda
Constance
Melisande
Isabelle
Camille
Annabelle
Margot
Florence
Felicity
Beatrice
Imogen
Gabriella
Anneliese
Gwendoline
Rosaline

Marcipex Tue 28-Jul-15 18:07:13

Madeleine is a beautiful name.

elelfrance Tue 28-Jul-15 18:10:25

ooh thanks ladies, really liking Amelia & Emmelinesmile

sleeponeday Tue 28-Jul-15 19:09:10

Alethea
Rosalie
Aurelia
Eloisa
Lavinia
Christiana
Marguerite

KevinKnowsImMiserableNow Tue 28-Jul-15 19:10:30

Eloise

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Tue 28-Jul-15 19:13:24

Adelaide
Astrid

Epilepsyhelp Tue 28-Jul-15 19:16:31

Madreline

floellabenjaminsearrings Tue 28-Jul-15 19:25:25

Another here with a Madeleine. The McCann connection is quickly overtaken in your mind by your own Madeleine, and only one person has ever mentioned MM.

Also on our list were Juliet, Katherine and Jennifer. I also like Anneliese, Rosemary and Margot

tomatodizzymum Tue 28-Jul-15 19:29:16

Madeliene in Spanish or Portuguese would be pronounced Madalena, which I think is pretty too.

PomPomPingPong Tue 28-Jul-15 21:03:27

Mariette

AngieBolen Tue 28-Jul-15 21:07:57

I think you should ignore the McCann association. I know a few Madeleines and really don't see it as an issue.

But I would suggest Genevieve, Juliet/Juliette.

Amelia is very, very popular.

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