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Old May 4th, 2017, 03:17 AM   1
Mrs Dragonfly
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Madelyn or Madeline - how do you spell it?


Hubby and I aren't agreeing. He's picked the name, but I don't like the spelling. The pronunciation is Mad-e-lynn

I've been spelling it Madelyn (I don't like 2 n's) but hubby is spelling it Madeline. I read it as Mad-e-line. So tell me, which way do you spell Mad-e-lynn?



 
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Old May 4th, 2017, 08:48 AM   2
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My daughter is Madalynn. I like the look of the traditional spelling but then I feel like it's pronounced mad-e-LINE, which I didn't like as much. So that's why I spelled her name like I did.



 
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Old May 4th, 2017, 10:15 AM   3
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I prefer Madeline, I'm not really a fan of phonetic or non-traditional spellings (having one myself). I've always pronounced Madeline the way you're looking for, with the -lynn ending. I think it could be pronounced either way (-lynn or -line) though to me Madeleine is the more common spelling for the -line ending.

I'd personally rather correct the pronounciation of a traditional spelling on a regular basis than spell out a non-traditional name on a regular basis but that's probably partly due to my own experience with my own name.



 
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Old May 4th, 2017, 10:50 AM   4
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I prefer Madeline or Madeleine. But I prefer traditional spellings of names overall. Maybe it's just me but I've never heard anyone pronounce it 'Mad-e-line'. Always 'Mad-e-lin' as you'd like it to be. I recon most people would default to the pronunciation you'd like with the traditional spelling. Where are you based? Just wondering if there is a difference in different countries!



 
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Old May 4th, 2017, 11:55 AM   5
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I prefer the traditional spelling of Madeline or Madeleine.

Madelyn is just too trendy looking. I find Madeline to just seem so classy and pretty.



 
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Old May 4th, 2017, 12:49 PM   6
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I love the traditional spelling of Madeleine, so pretty!



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Old May 4th, 2017, 18:38 PM   7
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I would say Madeline as mad-e-line and Madeleine as Mad-e-lane, but thats really only because of the book Madeline. Madelynn is the only one I'd immediately read as having the -lin sounding ending. Though as others say, if you prefer the spelling you're only going to need to correct people every so often.



 
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Old May 4th, 2017, 18:50 PM   8
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I prefer the line ending. I pronounce Madeline as you wish, with the lyn sound. I tend to dislike non traditional spellings in almost every instance and much prefer traditional spellings.



 
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Old May 6th, 2017, 08:10 AM   9
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I'm naming my baby Madeline. I prefer the traditional spelling. It will be pronounced with Lynn on the end.



 
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Old May 6th, 2017, 11:20 AM   10
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Thanks ladies! I do like the spelling of Madeline, I just don't like the thought of correct peoples pronunciation all the time. Then again our surname must always be corrected anyways lol.



 
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