(Closed) How do YOU pronounce this name?

posted 4 years ago in Names
  • poll: How do you pronounce Madeline?
    Mad-ah-line : (67 votes)
    41 %
    Mad-ah-lyn : (98 votes)
    59 %
  • Post # 17
    1426 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2016

    I’m in the UK and I pronounce it mad- ah- lyn.

    Post # 18
    1426 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2016

    Oh and no I wouldn’t pronounce Caroline the same way.

    Post # 19
    928 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I pronounce Madeline like “Mad-uh-line” (“line” rhyming with “fine”), and I pronounce Madelyn like “Mad-uh-lynn” (like the name Lynn). 

    To me, they are two distinct names, and I think it’s best to choose the spelling that matches your desired pronunciation. It just makes sense to pronounce “line” like the word “line” and “lyn” like the name Lynn. I don’t understand the point of spelling the name Madeline only to pronounce it like Madelyn. I use the line/lyn distinction for all names with that ending too (e.g. Caroline versus Carolyn). 

    Another option for Madeline is Madeleine, which would be pronounced Mad-uh-lenn. I think that’s a very pretty and unique spelling and pronuncation. 

    Post # 20
    726 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    That’s my name, and I pronouce it like Mad-ah-lyn, as do most other Madeline’s I know. That said, hardly anyone ever calls Madeline anyway. I go by Maddie (or Mads) most of the time. 😛 

    Post # 22
    2013 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Timshel:  I would default to pronouncing Caroline with a hard -line. As I mentioned before, my SIL’s name is spelled this way but pronounced “Carolyn,” and she is constantly correcting people. She even considered legally changing the spelling of her name when she was in her 20s.

    Post # 24
    1312 posts
    Bumble bee

    I voted “Mad-ah-line.”

    Its my best friends middle name and that’s how she and everyone else pronounces it. 

    Post # 25
    1579 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Timshel:  Mad – ah – line 

    Like the little French girl with the hat 🙂

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