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Darkbehindthecurtain Fri 16-Oct-15 22:14:14

Do you like this as a girls' name, or is it to out there?

I quite like Madeleine but I don't like Madison.

Vixxfacee Fri 16-Oct-15 22:15:03

Mad gal

WhiskyTangoFoxtrot Fri 16-Oct-15 22:16:54

It's a random noun, not a name.

Perhaps Aria or Calypso, which are established names and also types of music, instead.

StrawberryTeaLeaf Fri 16-Oct-15 22:17:34

There's an MNer by that name <helpful>

I quite like it. It's better than Maypole etc. Better associations. Awkward if she grows up to be of the 'tuneless dirge' school of thought about them, though smile

Darkbehindthecurtain Fri 16-Oct-15 22:17:54

Calypso is a lolly smile

Aria is pretty but doesn't go with my second name.

Darkbehindthecurtain Fri 16-Oct-15 22:18:45

I like the sound as a name. It's not so much linked to music as just thinking it sounds pretty. It's also unusual but Maddie is far more common.

fearsomepixie Fri 16-Oct-15 22:20:08

Makes me think of Blackadder. "Hot sex madrigal in the middle of my tights".

Darkbehindthecurtain Fri 16-Oct-15 22:20:43

Never seen it.

Boredofthinkingofnewnames Fri 16-Oct-15 22:21:04

It sounds like a prescription drug.

Only1scoop Fri 16-Oct-15 22:22:43

Think it's daft

And tuneless

PolyesterBride Fri 16-Oct-15 22:23:01

Makes me think of Tales of the City - Mrs Madrigal

StrawberryTeaLeaf Fri 16-Oct-15 22:23:28

So you're not a fan of madrigals then? confused

Darkbehindthecurtain Fri 16-Oct-15 22:23:30

Not heard of that either.

PeopleLieActionsDont Fri 16-Oct-15 22:23:38

Isn't Madrigal a character from a book? I think it sounds made up. I like madeleine but I think it is too associated with the missing little girl, so I wouldn't choose it.

badg3r Fri 16-Oct-15 22:24:02

Have you ever heard a madrigal? I would be really embarrassed if that was my name, and hope everyone thought Maddie was an abbreviation of Madeleine...

RJnomaaaaaargh Fri 16-Oct-15 22:24:23

Lovely. There's a series of books with a madrigal. I'll try to find them.

Darkbehindthecurtain Fri 16-Oct-15 22:24:52

That's partly what puts me off Madeleine.

Madrigal is Renaissance song. It has a pretty sound, I think, and I do like the nickname Maddie.

RJnomaaaaaargh Fri 16-Oct-15 22:25:16

Daughter of smoke and bone by liana Taylor.

Darkbehindthecurtain Fri 16-Oct-15 22:26:14

Will have to read - hadn't heard of it smile

Cerseirys Fri 16-Oct-15 22:28:04

Isn't a madrigal a musical instrument?

Yarboosucks Fri 16-Oct-15 22:28:18

A madrigal is a secular vocal music composition, usually a partsong, of the Renaissance and early Baroque eras. Traditionally, polyphonic madrigals are unaccompanied; the number of voices varies from two to eight, and most frequently from three to six.

Or of course there is Mrs Madrigal, the transgender landlady in Tales Of The City

reuset Fri 16-Oct-15 22:28:38

Ooh we've had some corkers posted this week! This one doesn't win though.

<shakes head at 'Calypso is a lolly' grin>

Not good. And it sounds more like a name for boys or wizards But it's not really a proper name is my main gripe.

reuset Fri 16-Oct-15 22:29:55

Yep, strong musical association, obviously, and I am most familiar with it as a surname.

Darkbehindthecurtain Fri 16-Oct-15 22:31:31

To ME, calypso is a lolly smile

My name isn't a 'proper' name.

I still think madrigal is pretty ... I like the fact it's unusual but has a more common abbreviated form.

I also like Callia, Astrid is a possibility but not really in love with it - think I like the meaning more than the name itself - and Mariana.

Gobbolinothewitchscat Fri 16-Oct-15 22:36:31

What do you mean it has a common abbreviated form?

madrigal is a noun. Madrigal singers don't go round saying they've just sung a "maddie".

It's like me calling DC3 Chair but then saying the common abbreviated form of that is Charlie. No it isn't. No one calls a chair a Charlie.

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