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leoniethelioness Sun 07-Feb-16 19:52:13

What is the most common way to pronounce Adeline? I like it with a -line sound, like Caroline, rather than with a -leen sound, like Josephine or Emmeline, but I was wondering what's the most authentic and/or common way to say it in the UK. I appreciate that ad-eh-LEEN is the French/original pronunciation.

We really like Caroline but it derives from the same name as mine and I think that's bit naff?

Any ideas how Virginia Woolf said it? It was her first name.


Sophronia Sun 07-Feb-16 20:08:25

I'd say it how you want it said, rhyming with Caroline.

tsipka Sun 07-Feb-16 20:47:52

I've only heard it as you like it in the UK, too. It's pretty, isn't it?

frenchfancy Sun 07-Feb-16 20:52:45

As the mother of an Adeline, it is pronounced like Josephine. I have never heard is pronounced otherwise.

Good name though!

Iwonderif Sun 07-Feb-16 20:54:54

I like it both but I personally thought it was pronounced as in Caroline. It's a beautiful name. Good choice.

Penfold007 Sun 07-Feb-16 20:56:06

Adeline is pronounced just like Madeline but with out the M.

DramaAlpaca Sun 07-Feb-16 21:09:54

I'd say it to rhyme with Caroline.

Fridayschild5 Sun 07-Feb-16 21:14:57

I work with an Adeline and people pronounce it Adelin.

BendydickCuminsnatch Sun 07-Feb-16 21:18:16

I'd say Madeline without the M too.

mydogeatsnutstoo Sun 07-Feb-16 21:19:08

I would pronounce Adeleen. I thought that was only pronunciation - although have only everr heard it said on an audio book I listened to once, can't remember title.

reallybadidea Sun 07-Feb-16 21:22:27

The Adeline I know pronounces it Ad-a-line like Caroline

EsmesBees Sun 07-Feb-16 21:28:15

Beautiful name. I'd pronounce it A-da-line like the song from Guys and Dolls.

swancourt Sun 07-Feb-16 21:32:57

I know an Adeline whose mum changed the spelling to 'Adelene' because everybody was pronouncing it the Caroline way. So I think you're safe with that spelling.

AprilShowers16 Mon 08-Feb-16 00:58:18

Ooo I love this name, have been toying with Caroline in my head but Adeline is lovely too smile now to broach DH with both

Mclaren37 Mon 08-Feb-16 11:30:54

Yup to rhyme with Caroline. That's the way it is pronounced in the film Age of Adeline too, lovely film!

HumbleCrumble Mon 08-Feb-16 11:38:39

Spelt that way, I would probably say it like Caroline.

I love the sound of Adelyn (to rhyme with Lynne), but the Adeline spelling looks so much prettier, so I could never use it because I would either dislike the spelling or the pronunciation.

enderwoman Mon 08-Feb-16 11:42:47

There was a movie where Blake Lively played the character Adeline and the voice over rhymed it with line not leen.

BuffaloCustardbath Mon 08-Feb-16 12:27:31

I would also say it rhyming with Caroline too. Lovely name.

Raines100 Mon 08-Feb-16 12:30:46

Love this name. Would rhyme it with Madeleine.

Gummibears Mon 08-Feb-16 15:22:46

I'd probably pronounce Adeline Adeleen, but I'd definately pronounce Adelene that way.

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