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lotsoflovelychocolate Mon 08-Sep-08 13:23:37

Are there any other shortened versions of Madeleine apart from Maddy/Maddie?

compo Mon 08-Sep-08 13:24:37

will in the middle of it is 'adele' which is a lovely name

PuppyMonkey Mon 08-Sep-08 13:26:02

I've got a Maddie... she is 11 now and shortening even further to Madz and Mad.

What's the matter with Maddie anyway? Fab name! smile

Ellbell Mon 08-Sep-08 13:29:28

I call mine Maddie sometimes, but also, more often, Madge or Magic. Sometimes (I teach Italian) I also call her Maddalena, but obviously that's not really 'short'! Occasionally I call her by her actual name. grin

lotsoflovelychocolate Mon 08-Sep-08 13:29:30

I like Maddy - I was just wondering if there were any others.

indiechick Mon 08-Sep-08 13:32:39

I call mine Madelena also Ellbell. And Maddie Moo Moo. I'm hoping in later years she's might shorten it to Lena.
What are you other children called, I'm searching for names to go with Madeleine.

VictorianSqualor Mon 08-Sep-08 13:35:02

I know a Della who is Madeleine.

Ellbell Mon 08-Sep-08 13:48:20

indiechick... I have a dd2 who is Ellen (Ellbell or Elsie for short - never Ellie, don't know why, don't dislike Ellie but she isn't one and it weirds me out when people occasionally call her Ellie!). We have an unusual surname to take into account too.

Ellbell Mon 08-Sep-08 13:49:14

In the first series of The West Wing there was a Mandy who was actually called Madeleine.

Fimbo Mon 08-Sep-08 13:51:40

I know a Madeleine - shortened to Lainey.

Ds is at school with two - one pronunced Mad-a-lin, the other Mad-a-lane. Gets confusing!

prettygirls Mon 08-Sep-08 13:59:11

Mine is called Mad or maddie moo moo. However this is now being shortened to Moo. If this sticks she'll hate me when she's older!

WipingAssAndTakingNames Mon 08-Sep-08 15:24:24

I have a friend called Magda, whose name is Madeleine. Madeleine derives from Magdalen (as in Mary), so it makes sense. I think Magda is lovely.

You could also shorten to Milly, Lena, Della or Madda.

halogen Mon 08-Sep-08 17:10:14

Della or Delly would be very sweet.

Flier Mon 08-Sep-08 17:13:32


pointydog Mon 08-Sep-08 17:27:00

Is Lainey short for it? I like the name Lainey.

lastboxoftampons Mon 08-Sep-08 17:56:38

Ellbell - my Italian great-grandmother was Maddelena smile I always thought it was very pretty!

pointydog Mon 08-Sep-08 18:07:03

that would be 'ell's bells

pagwatch Mon 08-Sep-08 18:11:33

My Madeleine is Moo or Moochie but only at home.
Age 6 no one outside home shortens it and she remains Madeleine.

Personally not terribly keen oon Maddie but hey .....I am expecting it at some stage.

ChippyMinton Mon 08-Sep-08 18:18:00

Madachinno grin
Or Laney

Mind you we have enough trouble agreeing on the end sound - len, lane, line, leen.

frazzledoldbag34 Mon 08-Sep-08 18:42:11

Madge? quite cool I reckon

Spillage21 Mon 08-Sep-08 18:44:43

Our Madeline is known as Moo, Moo Moo Poo Poo, Maddy Moochkin Poochkin....and responds to all variations in between as well.

She told new year 1 teacher that she is Madeline...not Maddy!! oooh get her, Miss Assertive.

3andnomore Mon 08-Sep-08 20:59:19


madrose Mon 08-Sep-08 21:02:59

ours is known by various people the following

maddy boo
maddy blue berry

never thought of adele - like that one

ethanchristopher Sat 13-Sep-08 21:51:46

i think people are just making up names now

alistair7 Sun 14-Sep-08 17:27:00

Hi All, I am pregnant and due twins on 12th Dec 08, I am struggling with names and if I have a girl, I would really love to call her Maddie Jane but am worried as alot of people have said I shouldn't have the name Maddie because of Madeleine dissapearing, what do you think? is it a bad omen?

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