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Madeleine or Maia

(26 Posts)
Jellybluebean Fri 13-Jan-17 18:08:19

We can't decide between

Madeleine Alice
Maia Eloise


ThroughThickAndThin01 Fri 13-Jan-17 18:11:17

Madeleine as long as you like Maddie

Loyly Fri 13-Jan-17 18:11:55


NavyandWhite Fri 13-Jan-17 18:13:41

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bluechameleon Fri 13-Jan-17 18:48:11


Mummamayhem Fri 13-Jan-17 18:49:58

Maia is beautiful imo

greenfolder Fri 13-Jan-17 18:52:18

I have a 19 year old Madeleine. It's been a great name for her. Maddie most of the time. Moo often! Madz as a young teen. It's flexble

LadyMonicaBaddingham Fri 13-Jan-17 18:54:07

Madeleine. There are way too many spellings of Maia/Maya/Mya/Mia for life to be straightforward.

Plus Madeleine is nicer wink

Sophronia Fri 13-Jan-17 19:19:24

Maia, as I don't like Maddie

Buntysoven Fri 13-Jan-17 23:37:04


MiniMaxi Fri 13-Jan-17 23:37:35

Maia for me

FrancisCrawford Fri 13-Jan-17 23:40:53

Not all Madeleines get called Maddie!

Pluto30 Fri 13-Jan-17 23:45:03

Madeleine Alice.

Maia is fine, but very popular at the moment and liable to being misspelt and mispronounced more often than Madeleine.

CakeRattleandRoll Sat 14-Jan-17 03:39:33


Grufallosfriend Sat 14-Jan-17 07:23:09


Unless you don't shorten Madeleine Maddie sounds less me a mad person and just not feminine imo. But Madeleine esp in French sounds pretty

picklemepopcorn Sat 14-Jan-17 07:26:20

I don't really like Maia because of the pronunciation issue, and it doesn't roll off the tongue somehow. I like Madeleine- lots of options for pet names if you want them.

Ihearthickson Sat 14-Jan-17 07:34:01

I have a Maia. It will be mispronounced at times but we adore it and it doesn't bother me at all. Maia Eloise is beautiful.

MrsGB2015 Sat 14-Jan-17 07:38:09


Jellybluebean Sat 14-Jan-17 16:34:14

Ooh thanks for all the responses - can't believe how difficult it is to name a baby! Madeleine was my original choice, and love Maddie but think Maia is really pretty....

DD is Lucy - does one of them 'go' better with that?

ClaryIsTheBest Sat 14-Jan-17 17:19:58

Maia smile or Maya.

Madeleine has really sad connotations for me personally.

And I think Maia goes better with Lucy.

Firsttimemama2017 Sat 14-Jan-17 18:56:54

Madeleine is my fave! We are considering it for our baby girl due next week 😊

Also, love the name Lucy!

Jellybluebean Sat 14-Jan-17 22:20:58

Just seen your other post @firsttimemama2017 - we have the same taste in names. Lucy's middle name is Isabella smile

Joeybee Mon 23-Jan-17 09:07:00

Madeleine Alice - it sounds elegant and timeless.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Mon 23-Jan-17 10:34:03

Maia Eloise is lovely, and different.
I'm not very fond of Madeleine.

NewPantsforaNewYear Mon 23-Jan-17 11:20:23

I think Madeleine is lovely and used to know one nn Lena

I agree with the other posters that there are so many different ways to spell and pronounce Maia. Also Maia Eloise contains an awful lot of vowels!

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