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I can't name this 5 week old little girl! Please help! Thoughts on Madeleine?

(55 Posts)
user1494094070 Sat 06-May-17 19:12:38

Hi, she is 5 weeks now and I'm seriously struggling... sad

We both like Madeleine (yay!) and also like Maddie, but we only like it with the NN Maddie, so is it a bad choice? She would be Maddie DTD, so introduced as Maddie (Maddie would be her "known as" name at school too, until old enough to decide obviously!) and we know she would most likely get Mads/Mad occasionally too and we can deal with that, but what do you think!?

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sat 06-May-17 19:13:49

I love it

shesnotme Sat 06-May-17 19:14:16

Like it

1happyhippie Sat 06-May-17 19:15:03

I love it too. Congratulations!

Xmasbaby11 Sat 06-May-17 19:15:26

Love it!

EezerGoode Sat 06-May-17 19:16:11

It is a lovely name.....however,it's not one I would use as it's a name that makes me feel very sad ,due to obvious reasons x sorry...ofcourse it's your daughter your choice.

Loyly Sat 06-May-17 19:27:01

Love it.

Bellaposy Sat 06-May-17 19:28:17


TheElephantofSurprise Sat 06-May-17 19:28:25

It's a biscuit. Sack it. How about Marianne?

Figgygal Sat 06-May-17 19:29:50

I'd never use it due to forever being reminded of a certain someone

NavyandWhite Sat 06-May-17 19:31:09

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MommaGee Sat 06-May-17 19:33:18

OP your about to run out of time to register it. You both like it, do it. Introduce her as Maddie and all the other nicknames will evolve

FreeNiki Sat 06-May-17 19:36:39

It's ok. Over popular though.

user1459464195 Sat 06-May-17 19:46:44

Gorgeous name, good choice OP.

Justwaitingforaline Sat 06-May-17 19:50:58

I'm a Madeleine grin can confirm that no one calls me anything other than Maddy, no other nicknames have ever happened.

FWIW I don't know a single other Madeleine. Any other Maddy/Maddies are Maddison.

2014newme Sat 06-May-17 19:54:17

Too sad. Straight away think mccann.

LynetteScavo Sat 06-May-17 19:59:26

TheElephantofSurprise It's a cake!

I know more than one Madeleine, so to me it doesn't make me think Madeleine Mccann,

Maddie is lovely. I'm showing my age here, but it makes me think of Maddie Hayes from Moonlighting.

ChippyMinton Sat 06-May-17 20:00:48

Go for it, it's lovely.
Not sure what other NN there are apart from Maddie.

MadisonAvenue Sat 06-May-17 20:02:12

It's lovely!


nannynamechange Sat 06-May-17 20:04:21

Makes me think of Madeleine McCann straight away. However it is a really nice name and Maddie is cute.
Congratulations. X

NavyandWhite Sat 06-May-17 20:05:43

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Jooni Sat 06-May-17 20:11:26

Lovely name.

I've never got why MNers seem to think it's "out of bounds" because of Madeleine McCann. Obviously that's a very sad case but Madeleine/Maddie is a fairly popular and certainly very well-known name, not just connected to one person. I know several Madeleines and Maddies and have never really thought about any connection there.

Rockaby Sat 06-May-17 20:15:16

Lovely! I really like it and know a toddler named Madeleine, so don't just associate it with Madeleine McCann.

Awwlookatmybabyspider Sat 06-May-17 20:26:28

Its a gorgeous pretty elegant uncommon names. You like all the potential nns. Which is a deal breaker

OvariesForgotHerPassword Sat 06-May-17 20:29:06

Lovely. I can highly recommend Maddy as a nickname grin however it will almost inevitably become Mads (I am Mads to almost everyone now) but I don't think that's a bad nickname either grin

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