32 Popular Baby Names That Are Often Mispronounced
Madeline is a common name. There are the popular children’s books named after the character as well as the subsequent film. The name has also ranked in the top 100 most popular girls baby names in the USA Social Security Administration baby name list since 2000. But, that doesn’t mean the pronunciation is foolproof. Is it “Mad-e-LINE” or “Mad-e-LIN?” And do you make the first “e” a clear, separate syllable or do you sort of slur the whole thing? You might have a very definite idea, but another person might think the opposite. And some people could be thrown by Madeleine cookies and wanting to sound more French. More unique spellings like Madalyn and Madelyn could help make the pronunciation clearer — if you fall into the “Mad-e-LIN” camp.