(Closed) How do you pronounce the name Adeline?

posted 5 years ago in Names
  • poll: How do you pronounce Adeline?
    Add-eh-lynn : (36 votes)
    18 %
    Add-eh-line : (136 votes)
    68 %
    Aid-uh-line : (14 votes)
    7 %
    Aid-eh-leen : (15 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 2
    879 posts
    Busy bee

    From the midwest, so that name isn’t super common around here.

    I pronounce it Add-eh-line. There’s a movie coming out called the Age of Adaline — which while spelled differently, could further the Add-eh-line pronunciation.

    Post # 3
    854 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    None of your options, I would pronounce is Add-eh-leen. Lovely name!

    Post # 4
    1178 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    Add-uh-line or -eh-line


    with Adelynn and Adalynn as popular names now too I don’t see how one would prounce Adeline with “Lynn” but I guess it happens!

    Post # 5
    6448 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I chose the last one becuase that’s how I’ve always pronounced it.

    Post # 6
    47201 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    That’s the trouble with the English language. We don’t have consistent rules like other languages. We pronounce Madeline and Caroline- Mad-eh-lynn and Care=oh-lynn as do the French, but Adeline, is generally pronounced Add-eh- line where I live.


    Post # 7
    928 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    julies1949:  Actually I would say we pronounce “Madeline” and “Caroline” like “Mad-uh-line” and “Care-uh-line” and “Madelyn” and “Carolyn” like “Mad-uh-lynn” and “Care-uh-lynn.”

    So “Adeline” would be “Add-uh-line” and Adelyn would be “Add-uh-lynn.”



    Post # 8
    557 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    My first thought was also Add-eh-leen. Beautiful name. 

    Post # 10
    61 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: January 2008


    Post # 11
    1527 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2016

    ^^ yup. Add-uh-leen here too

    Post # 12
    384 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    My cousins Dear Daughter name is Adeline but she and everyone else pronounce it add-eh-lynn

    Post # 13
    794 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2013


    Post # 14
    904 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    Add-uh-leen (not an option in your poll)

    Post # 15
    4505 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I just met a little girl today with this name. She pronounced it “Add-uh-line” (long “I” sound). 

    I would have pronounced it “Add-uh-leen,” I think, or else “Add-uh-lynn.”

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