- because it's classic and beautiful. The nn Maddie is cute as well.
- (mad-uh-in) not many names have an "ie" in them and i have a gorgeous little friend called madelaine.
- my partner and I had a pregnancy false alarm last month and my partner, who usually leaves every single decision in life up to me, suggested this name if I actually did turn out to be expecting. I was so surprised I agreed!
- I really like the name Madelyn/Madeleine, it's gorgous and althought it's becoming very trendy it's still a fave of mine.
- Madeleine Belle: a good-sounding name
- Madeleine Elizabeth: Elizabeth is my grandmothers middle name, and I would like to honor her. I wanted to use the nick name Maddy without having to resort to Madison.
- Madeleine Claire: Madeleine is appealing both for pronunciation (I hate Madeline) and because it seems a blank book to me. Madeleine could fit a sour old woman, a gorgeous young model, or a toddler in a saggy diaper. Claire was a name we thought sounded crisp and attractive, and we liked the meaning (light).
Madeleine is the French form of Magdalen, a Hebrew name meaning, "woman of Magdala." (Magdala being a village in Galilee whose name probably comes from a word meaning "tower.") It's popularity comes from the Bible's New Testament, where Mary of Magdalen(e) is a prominent figure. In French it is pronounced something like /mod LEHN/, but this spelling is often used in English, pronounced /MAD uh lin./.
See Also: Madeline, Madelyn, Madalyn, Madalynn, Madellyn
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