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    Madelyn Elizabeth (pronounced with a "Lynn" at the end, not "line").

    Anyway, that is the "correct" way to spell it, but I think I like Madelynne better??? Maybe??? Or it could also be Madelyne or Madelynn.

    So what do you like best???

    Madelyn
    Madelynn
    Madelyne
    Madelynne

    What do you think the chances are that people will pronounce it with Lynn at the end instead of line?
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    I said Lynn at the end. I like the traditional spelling. As a teacher, why make her add all of the those extra letters?




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    I'm a fan of lyn, tho I may be byas because I'm using emaLYN
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    I think Madelyn or Madelynn.

    As far as pronunciation, thats a crap shoot. My name is Noelle and teachers would call me Nicole ALL THE TIME. Not even close to it!

    I think people pronounce the way the know the name the most. All you can do is help them out or give up, lol!

    I actually pronounce Madeline as they way you want, without the 'line' but with a 'lyn'. I love that name!
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    I think two n's makes it clear how to pronounce it.

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    I think they all would by 'lynn' except 'Madelyne'. That one looks like 'line' to me. That said, I know French and the 'line' version is more French I think!

    Elizabeth is a middle name I sort of liked too, but for no real reason. It just sounded good with Cora.

    YAY for finding a name. We don't have a girl middle name yet but I'm not worried. We'll find something.
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    Love it! I prefer the simpler spellings. Madelyn or Madelynn. Madelyne would get pronounced with a "line" sound.
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    I agree, Madelynn I pronounced it "lynn" also. I also think the less letters, the better. I like short names though.. gives my children less to try to learn in Pre-K.. or not less.. but easier name anyway.


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    Quote Originally Posted by nidia View Post
    I like short names though.. gives my children less to try to learn in Pre-K.. or not less.. but easier name anyway.
    I honestly NEVER thought about that when picking Kennedy's name! Now that she's starting to learn words, I feel sort of badly about how long her name is. That said, she can recognize her name already and knows how to say the letters to spell it. She sometimes gets it wrong, but she's moving in the right direction. She can't write letters yet so that will be a while. LOL
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    Yeah, I feel bad for my #3 - Both DD and DS1 can spell and write their own names, and each others names: Ella and Eli. My DD is trying to learn to spell Emerson's name....too many letters to keep track of!
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