(Maude-ah-LAYN)- I got this from the Canterbury Tales. It was the name of the barge. I think it would make a cute alternative for Madeline.

The shipman/skipper/sailor in the Canterbury Tales was a poor but wise and practical man. The name of his barge was the Maudelayne, which was a Middle English form of Magdalen.
See Also: Madeleine

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