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    Smile How to spell Madeline

    Hi All, there seems to be a few ways to spell Madeline (Madeleine, Madelin, Madelyn, Madilyn, Madalin), and pronounce it. To me Madeline was pronounced Madelyn but the other day I heard it pronounced with 'line' on the end. I really like the spelling of Madeline but want people to prounce it Madelyn. How do you prounce it and how would you spell it? Thanks in advance for your opinions.

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    I would pronnounce Madeline (line)
    Madelyn (lynne)

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    I've always spelt it Madeline and pronounced it Mada-LIN.

    I've always thought that Madeleine was pronounced Mada-LINE.
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    Trying to remember back to primary school if in a word there is a vowel in front of an E the E will make the vowel say it's own name ie: I would be 'eye'! etc etc!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oscar's mum
    I would pronnounce Madeline (line)
    Madelyn (lynne)
    same here for me

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    I'd pronounce them all as Ma-da-lin and wait to be corrected

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    Madeleine (len ending)

    Madeline (line ending)

    These are the only two spellings I can tolerate

    Madelyn etc...
    Last edited by Betsabe; 11-05-2006 at 19:51.

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    I love this beautiful name and prefer the Madeleine spelling which to me looks more elegant.

    I wouldn't ever pronounce it Madda-Line though, no matter how it was spelt. I think that's the cartoon way of saying it though (could be wrong).

    But Madeleine would be more likely to be pronounced correctly I guess. Since it doesn't actually have "line" in it.

    Either way, its a gorgeous, gorgeous name.
    Last edited by shed; 11-05-2006 at 20:02. Reason: typo

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    I know a Madelaine... that's a different spelling again... Pronounced with a lyn sound
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    Madelaine I would say as madel- lane

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