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dontbreathesomedays Mon 21-Mar-16 16:11:20

Do you like it with maddie as a nn?

Ilovegummibaers Mon 21-Mar-16 16:24:50

Maddie makes me think of someone mad, sorry.

LightTurquoise Mon 21-Mar-16 17:25:01

I really like it. I also like Madeleine (or any other spelling) smile

mrsschu Mon 21-Mar-16 18:23:33

Not keen but I quite like Madeleine.

winkygirl Mon 21-Mar-16 19:11:34

My DD is a Madeleine nn Maddie. I think it is a lovely name (obvs!) I chose it because it is beautiful and traditional and not too common.

Madison also isn't that common and is also nice (IMO)
I would say it is trendy and modern but still girly.

pilates Mon 21-Mar-16 20:31:23

Dislike Madison but Madeline is nice.

purplepopple Mon 21-Mar-16 20:54:31

I like it, it's different but not "try too hard"!

Floggingmolly Mon 21-Mar-16 20:55:42

Yes, I like it. Much nicer than Madeleine.

NadiaWadia Tue 22-Mar-16 04:24:26

It's OK but Madeleine is much classier and absolutely beautiful.

Eminybob Tue 22-Mar-16 04:29:07

I like it, although I prefer Madeleine. Does make me think of Madison the mermaid though.

WhittlingIhopMonkey Tue 22-Mar-16 05:44:51

Not a fan. I think its getting quite common and i personally associate it with kids that are a bit rough. And Maddie is worse again .

BitOutOfPractice Tue 22-Mar-16 05:56:47

I much much prefer Madeleine for the nn Maddie.

Madison is a bit 90s to me.

TippyTappyLappyToppy Tue 22-Mar-16 06:01:05

I don't really like it, it's a bit chavvy (sorry but it is) and it's also quite dated it now. It was very faddy in the nineties and noughties as I remember, then sort of dropped off a cliff in popularity as these modern names tend to do after about ten years and become a bit naff.

If you like Maddie then Madeleine is much classier.

AutumnRose1988 Tue 22-Mar-16 06:25:43

Madison to me shouts chavvy (sorry) but if you love the name Maddie you could just go with Maddie but Madeleine is a lovely choice xx

DoSomethingKirsty Tue 22-Mar-16 06:27:38

Madison is truely awful - Madeleine is lovely though.

AppleSetsSail Tue 22-Mar-16 06:29:07

It's definitely a stripper name in the US. Sorry. I don't know any Madisons in the UK.

dontbreathesomedays Tue 22-Mar-16 06:39:34

I'm not as keen on Madeleine but I like Madeline.

LaceyLee Tue 22-Mar-16 06:55:00

I hate it. Will be very dated in 10 years. Madeleine is nice though, or Megan, Polly, Libby etc

happystory Tue 22-Mar-16 06:56:41

It was a nightclub I used to go to in the Eighties

SeekEveryEveryKnownHidingPlace Tue 22-Mar-16 06:56:58

Don't like at all, but Madeleine/ Magdalen is nice.

BitOutOfPractice Tue 22-Mar-16 07:52:48

If you use madeline it'll be constantly misspelled

LightTurquoise Tue 22-Mar-16 08:08:09

My niece is Madeleine and it always gets Madeline - so that isn't true. Madeline is the 'English Alternative'

LightTurquoise Tue 22-Mar-16 08:13:42

FYI, OP - I prefer the Madeline spelling

BitOutOfPractice Tue 22-Mar-16 08:29:32

Well everyone on this thread has spelled it Madeleine (including my phone) so people will misspell it regularly

LightTurquoise Tue 22-Mar-16 09:43:10

I find that people on Mumsnet tend to always like the original - they like the original Irish names, French names, etc.

In day to day life, people go for the most common/English alternative, in my area.

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