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Madison or Madelyn?

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TreeMoon Sun 19-Mar-17 13:45:37

We will be using Maddie. We're not looking for opinions on Maddie smile

Also, we're not looking for opinions on the spelling of Madelyn (this is the most popular in the US - I'm not American, but I'm just saying that it's a well established spelling). We want it to be obvious about the pronunciation we would like - Madeleine seems to be Mad-eh-len and Madeline seems to be Mad-eh-line, so that's what we have decided smile

Anyway, should we go for Madison or Madelyn as the BC name?

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sun 19-Mar-17 13:49:06


HecateAntaia Sun 19-Mar-17 13:49:58

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GrumpySausage Sun 19-Mar-17 13:51:31


Haffdonga Sun 19-Mar-17 13:53:30

Madelyn - very pretty. smile

Madison - very made up american not my cup of tea ok

TreeMoon Sun 19-Mar-17 13:58:29

Thank you

OrlandaFuriosa Sun 19-Mar-17 14:00:04

Madelyn, no question, good classic name, no associations with porn or shopping, pretty.

Awwlookatmybabyspider Sun 19-Mar-17 14:01:42


BarInSpace Sun 19-Mar-17 14:58:57

I prefer just Maddie, but of the two longer options I'd pick Madelyn. Madison is too surnamey/place-namey.

pilates Sun 19-Mar-17 15:02:39


Pencilvester Sun 19-Mar-17 15:44:21

Madison, but dislike both. Madeleine is much nicer than both, IMO.

Loyly Sun 19-Mar-17 15:51:02

Madelyn (though I only like it spelt Madeleine)

LaGattaNera Sun 19-Mar-17 15:53:16

I know someone with the surname Madelyn - pronounced maid-lyn - I prefer Madison.

NotYoda Sun 19-Mar-17 15:59:05



Sophronia Sun 19-Mar-17 17:11:44


Pemba Sun 19-Mar-17 17:34:50

Madelyn is a proper name and far more classy , however you choose to spell it.

Google tells me that Madison was originally an English surname meaning 'SON of Maud', apparently. It's use to name little girls only started after the film 'Splash' in the 80s, where the mermaid character names herself this (because she sees it on a street sign). So made up, basically!

ElizaDontlittle Sun 19-Mar-17 17:39:31

I'm not sure it's obvious, at least to me, what pronunciation you are after - is it Mad-uh-lin or Maid-lin?
If that's a problem I'd go for Madison, which has grown on me the last decade or so. Maddie is lovely!

mummytobemaybe Sun 19-Mar-17 17:54:50

I like Madeleine (spelt this way).
Madelyn is okay but looks wrong to me.
Hate Madison

SuperBeagle Sun 19-Mar-17 19:40:18

Madelyn. smile

user1459464195 Sun 19-Mar-17 19:44:07


Kazzawazza69 Sun 19-Mar-17 20:26:54


DramaAlpaca Sun 19-Mar-17 20:29:06

I don't mind either of them.

That's not helpful though, so if I had to choose I'd go for Madelyn.

buttercup54321 Sun 19-Mar-17 21:38:59

Whenever I hear Maddie I think McCann.

sems Sun 19-Mar-17 21:48:52

I have a Madelynstar

Classic, beautiful name imo.

I chose the spelling as I didn't want her struggling spelling her name which I always had too.

I adore her name

CaliforniaHorcrux Mon 20-Mar-17 11:54:57


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