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benandoli Tue 19-Aug-08 20:18:02

What are your thoughts on madeline? I really love the name but I am worried that it is just too strongly associated with madeline mccann?

wessexgirl Tue 19-Aug-08 20:19:56

Oh no, I don't think you should let that put you off. If it was the name of a notorious murderer, then maybe.

Spelled like that, I associate it with the children's book (which both my dds love) by Ludwig Behrmann.

artichokes Tue 19-Aug-08 20:20:14

I feel the same as you. Lovely name but dh and i are worried about its associations now. most people will think mccann when you announce your dd's name but i suspect that will pass.

georgimama Tue 19-Aug-08 20:21:15

Sadly I would expect the association to wear off with the passage of time - people haven't stopped calling their children Ben or Jamie have they? It is a lovely name.

claricebeansmum Tue 19-Aug-08 20:22:05

I am the same as Wessexgirl - would make me think of the book - a plucky little character.

Madeline McCann fervour will not last for ever.

Califrau Tue 19-Aug-08 20:22:38

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

reginaphilangy Tue 19-Aug-08 20:23:05

When i see the name Madeline i'm reminded of Ludwig Bemelmans' book 'Madeline'. Its great grin

wessexgirl Tue 19-Aug-08 20:23:50

Oh, yes, Bemelmans <slaps forehead>. I wondered if I had that right.

JuneBugJen Tue 19-Aug-08 20:24:25

Its a lovely name.
Not sure I would use it for now though. Sorry.

claricebeansmum Tue 19-Aug-08 20:24:48

"Goodnight little girls
Thank the Lord you are well
Now go to sleep"
said Miss Clavell

I say this to DC every night!

reginaphilangy Tue 19-Aug-08 20:25:35

Which pronunciation are you going for?

I read Madeline as Mad-er-line
whereas i would pronounce Madeleine as Mad-er-lyn, iyswim?

wessexgirl Tue 19-Aug-08 20:25:46

"That's all there is
There isn't any more" is a big catchphrase in Wessex, claricebean smile.

claricebeansmum Tue 19-Aug-08 20:26:27

Ah yes and sometime we do refer to people as a Bad Hat!

skidoodle Tue 19-Aug-08 20:26:49

James Bulger was not called Jamie while he was alive That was a media invention. They did similar with "Maddy", whose parents always refer to her as "Madeleine".

georgimama Tue 19-Aug-08 20:26:57

x posted Califrau.

reginaphilangy Tue 19-Aug-08 20:28:13

Sorry wessex - wasn't meaning to correct you blush

sherbetdipdab Tue 19-Aug-08 20:29:13

If I have a little girl on Monday her middle name is going to be Madeline, after my Mum. I think its a beautiful name smile if you love it use it smile It wouldn't make me think of Madeline McCann tbh anymore, sad though that is to admit.

wessexgirl Tue 19-Aug-08 20:30:50

Oh no, I realise that, regina! I was glad you posted the right name, because I was scratching my head thinking, 'That doesn't look right' right after I posted. (Or indeed 'Something is not right' wink).

reginaphilangy Tue 19-Aug-08 20:31:50

lol grin

LynetteScavo Tue 19-Aug-08 20:35:51

Madeleine, with 3 e's.

pointydog Tue 19-Aug-08 20:41:41

I like Madeleine a lot. I like Maddy a lot.

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