My DD is 10 months old and her name is Madeline...pronounced Mad-ah-lynn. Before she was born my DH and I were torn on how to spell her name. There were so many options to choose from. One day someone made the comment, "If you spell her name a 'different' way, she will never be able to find pencils, keychains, etc...with her name on it." Well, for some reason, this made me stay with the original spelling of Madeline!
Since shes been born, everyone seems to pronounce it Mad-eh-LINE. It is starting to drive me crazy! I dont want her to always have to correct people her whole life. Its only been 10 months and Im already tired of having to do it! How do you pronounce Madeline when you see it and how would you spell it? My DH seriously wants us to consider having the spelling of her name changed while she is still young and nobody will really even notice.
Here are all the different ways to spell it that we have found:
Madelyn (or lynn, lynne)
Madalyn (or lynn, lynne)
Madilyn (or lynn, lynne)