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Madeleine & Oliver

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PurpleKites Sat 05-Nov-16 23:09:38

Are these names okay, for twins? I love Maddie and Ollie, but are they too similar? Also, how would you pronounce Madeleine?

blowmybarnacles Sat 05-Nov-16 23:12:39

l Love them, I would emphasise the 'I', not make it Leine as in 'Lane'

PurpleKites Sat 05-Nov-16 23:15:42

I naturally say Mad-eh-lyn... Is this an acceptable pronunciation?

I love them both - I rather wanted Oliver for ds2 but dh was not keen.

I would pronounce Madeleine madd-i-len - with the middle 'i' being short, as in bit or tip.

rainbow99 Sat 05-Nov-16 23:49:03

They sound fine together! I wouldalso say Mad eh lyn?

VintagePerfumista Sun 06-Nov-16 08:20:01

How in all that is holy are they similar? A long girl's name and a shortish boy's name? confused

Both nice, safe, fairly classic. Lots and lots and lots of Olivers though, if that sort of thing bothers you.

Love Madeleine.

I'd try not to shorten either, but realise that that is often unworkable!

Lilaclily Sun 06-Nov-16 08:21:40

Ollie and maddie are similar smile
I'd pronounced it ending in Lane not line

Undervaluedandsad Sun 06-Nov-16 08:23:24

Love those names. Go for it!

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sun 06-Nov-16 08:25:02

Nice names and fine together.

Pluto30 Sun 06-Nov-16 08:52:25

Lovely names, OP.

Madeleine, to me, is Mad-Eh-Len or Mad-Eh-Lyn.

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