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Sophie or Madeleine?

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leobear Mon 24-Sep-12 12:32:17

That's my shortlist for DD2. Or Sophie, with Madeleine as a middle name?
Considerations: she'll probably have to spell her (short) surname, so is Sophie more helpful in that case?

YouMayLogOut Mon 24-Sep-12 12:46:24

I prefer Sophie, although they're both nice.

NoToastWithoutKnickers Mon 24-Sep-12 12:48:27

<Biased mother to a Sophie and teacher of far too many Madeleines>

Notnowcato Mon 24-Sep-12 13:05:12

Sophie lovelier than lovely (nice meaning too), and nicer than Sophia IMO. Agree, many, many Madeleines/Maddys.

MrsJohnDeere Mon 24-Sep-12 13:10:59

I prefer Madeleine. You can't move for Sophies and Sofias here but I don't think I've met any child Madeleines.

LonelyCloud Mon 24-Sep-12 15:24:46

I love both names. I don't know any little Sophies or Madeleines.

LizLemon007 Mon 24-Sep-12 15:51:50

Never met a madeleine. But I still wouldn't use it. It's a mouthful, and Maddie is horrible. I prefer sophie, but there are millions of them. What about Susie instead of Sophie?

leobear Mon 24-Sep-12 16:45:50

Thanks everyone - Sophie is the frontrunner so far, then! LizLemon - not keen on Suzie. I know Sophie is very common (as in often used), but I don't mind that. I'm very keen on classic names, and there will always be a lot of people called by them. We have quite an unusual surname as well, so that "spices up" a safe first name.

HaveALittleFaith Mon 24-Sep-12 18:44:21

Size/susie is another one of those needs spelling out names isn't it? I think both are lovely actually but I would be conscious that not everyone could spell Madeline!

We are in the same position with a surname that needs spelling, makes it harder to chose a name doesn't it?!

mamalovesmojitos Mon 24-Sep-12 18:53:43


LillianGish Mon 24-Sep-12 18:56:23

Both gorgeous, but Madeleine might get shortened to Maddie. The reason there are lots of them is because they are gorgeous, proper, timeless names.

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