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Jamieson17 Wed 09-Nov-16 22:33:57

It would be Madelyn, right?
Madeleine - Mad-eh-leen
Madelaine - Mad-eh-lane
Madeline - Mad-eh-line
Madelyn is Mad-eh-lyn? This is a massive deal to me and I just want it to be right sad

Diamondsandpurls Wed 09-Nov-16 22:36:39

Why mess with a beautiful classic name? Reminds me of madeley (as in Richard). I would know it was mad a Lin but in my head would be thinking 'mayd lin'.

RiverTam Wed 09-Nov-16 22:36:41

For me Madeleine and Madelyn are pronounced the same way, no 'leen' at the end of Madeleine.

madalaine looks like a spelling mistake to me

Madeline would be as you've said.

NannyR Wed 09-Nov-16 22:43:33

If someone told me their child's name was mad-eh-Lyn, I would just assume it was spelt Madeleine - to me that's the normal spelling and pronunciation. Madelyn looks a bit made up/unique.

user1470900779 Wed 09-Nov-16 22:47:35

I am a Madeleine and I adore my spelling! I'm probably (definitely) biased but I think it's great and I've always had frequent compliments. I'm 37.

wobblywonderwoman Wed 09-Nov-16 22:49:15

Go for the proper spelling Madeleine

Beautiful name by the way

ChippyMinton Wed 09-Nov-16 22:59:22

Please go with Madeleine. Your pronunciation seems to be the way most people say it anyway.

JinkxMonsoon Wed 09-Nov-16 23:01:37

I would pronounce all four spellings the same way, and assume they are incorrect/variant spellings of Madeleine.

Sophronia Wed 09-Nov-16 23:19:59

I prefer the Madeleine spelling

NavyandWhite Thu 10-Nov-16 08:30:17

I'm not keen on messing with the spelling of names that has become so popular in recent years.

Madeleine is beautiful. Why not have that?

NavyandWhite Thu 10-Nov-16 08:31:17

If it's a massive deal for you why set yourself up forever correcting the spelling?

Pipilangstrumpf Thu 10-Nov-16 08:41:10

Well, I would pronounce

Madeleine as Mad-eh-laine (emphasis on Laine)

Madelyn as Mad-eh-lyn (emphasis on Mad)

Pipilangstrumpf Thu 10-Nov-16 08:42:46

And Madeline as Mad-eh-lyne

Cel982 Thu 10-Nov-16 08:45:01

Madeleine is the traditional spelling, and is pronounced Mad-uh-lyn, not Mad-uh-leen. I'd stick with that.

Pluto30 Thu 10-Nov-16 10:15:30

Madeleine and Madelyn are pronounced the same, IMO.

Madeline is Mad-uh-LINE (to rhyme with divine - like the French girl in the books/movies).

Madelaine is not a name.

Eolian Thu 10-Nov-16 10:23:34

They are all pronounced the same (except that some people still use the rather old-fashioned-sounding English pronunciation of Madeline - to rhyme with 'mine'). Just use one of the proper spellings (Madeleine or Madeline).

LucyInTheSkyWithDonuts Thu 10-Nov-16 10:30:39

Madeleine is a beautiful name and perfect spelt like that.

Madelyn would be pronounced the same but I think that spelling is far duller and more prone to mispronunciation.

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