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22sunny22 02-23-2009 05:21 PM

which spelling do you prefer?
 
Which spelling of Maddie (short for Madelyn) do you prefer?

Maddie
Maddy
Maddi
Mady
Other?

Amandacurls 02-23-2009 05:22 PM

Maddie or Maddy. JMO though.

CurlyCanadian 02-23-2009 05:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Amandacurls (Post 885184)
Maddie or Maddy. JMO though.

I agree. Not a fan of names ending in "i" and Mady just seems awkward, like it would sound more like Made-ie.

shellibean 02-23-2009 05:54 PM

Maddi only b/c my name is Shelli. My family ends all names sounding in "Eee" with an "I" to make it less confusing. My oldest cousin's name ended in an I and so my mom did mine that way so my family would remember easily!

Po 02-23-2009 06:28 PM

I agree with Shelli. Names ending with "i" are cool.

RedCatWaves 02-23-2009 06:31 PM

I prefer Maddy, but I'd probably call her by the whole name of Madelyn. In general I'm not a fan of names that can be shortened to an e-sound ending, or shortened at all actually. After a lifetime of being called Susie, Suzy, suzie, etc., I preferred to name my kids with names that can't easily be shortened.

PartyHair 02-23-2009 06:36 PM

I'd go with Madeline, first of all, rather than the alternate spelling.

And Maddie.

Naveed00 02-23-2009 06:51 PM

I actually prefer Madi, myself. It's more exotic. Or something. Haha.

SarahMarie 02-23-2009 07:06 PM

My soon to be stepdaughter is Madelynn and she frequently goes by Maddy.

CurlyEyes 02-23-2009 07:07 PM

Maddie. Maddy looks weird to me for some reason, Madi and Mady would make me want to say made-y. Maddi looks incomplete, like the e is hiding.

SCG 02-23-2009 07:11 PM

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Originally Posted by CurlyEyes (Post 885309)
Maddie. Maddy looks weird to me for some reason, Madi and Mady would make me want to say made-y. Maddi looks incomplete, like the e is hiding.

Hah, I agree on all points!

Although, I might be biased because I know quite a few people who spell it with the "ie".

Starmie 02-24-2009 10:11 AM

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Originally Posted by PartyHair (Post 885266)
I'd go with Madeline, first of all, rather than the alternate spelling.

And Maddie.

Ditto to this.

Gemini13 02-24-2009 10:19 AM

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Originally Posted by PartyHair (Post 885266)
I'd go with Madeline, first of all, rather than the alternate spelling.

And Maddie.

I don't know if this is right, but the different spellings make me think of different pronunciations- Mad-uh-line vs Mad-uh-lin.

Also- Maddie or Madi.

sarah42 02-24-2009 10:24 AM

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Originally Posted by CurlyEyes (Post 885309)
Maddie. Maddy looks weird to me for some reason, Madi and Mady would make me want to say made-y. Maddi looks incomplete, like the e is hiding.

This. I also agree with whoever suggested spelling it Madeline.

CurlyEyes, your signature made me laugh. :)

velvet paws 02-24-2009 10:59 AM

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Originally Posted by PartyHair (Post 885266)
I'd go with Madeline, first of all, rather than the alternate spelling.

And Maddie.

Ditto. I prefer traditional spellings, it saves someone from a lifetime of having to spell out their name.

Gemini13 02-24-2009 11:04 AM

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Originally Posted by velvet paws (Post 885933)
Quote:

Originally Posted by PartyHair (Post 885266)
I'd go with Madeline, first of all, rather than the alternate spelling.

And Maddie.

Ditto. I prefer traditional spellings, it saves someone from a lifetime of having to spell out their name.

Oh, this is very true. Even worse when it's constantly mispronounced. :angry5: It's a harsh fate...

Piglet 02-24-2009 12:23 PM

Or Madeleine.

I agree with those who said that Mady looks like it should be said as made-y.

xcptnl 02-24-2009 12:31 PM

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Originally Posted by RedCatWaves (Post 885259)
I prefer Maddy, but I'd probably call her by the whole name of Madelyn. In general I'm not a fan of names that can be shortened to an e-sound ending, or shortened at all actually. After a lifetime of being called Susie, Suzy, suzie, etc., I preferred to name my kids with names that can't easily be shortened.

Totally agree!! At 48 years old - Susie/Suzie/Suzy, etc. does not fit me. I also named my daughter with a name that could not be shortened.

goldy 02-24-2009 01:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Piglet (Post 886024)
Or Madeleine.

I like that spelling.

ruralcurls 02-24-2009 01:56 PM

Okay, this is kind of embarassing but my daughter's name is spelled exactly how it is pronounced:

M A D A L I N E, Madaline -- long I.

The embarassing part....We knew what we wanted her name to be, but hadn't worked out the spelling when I gave birth to her. When the hospital people came in and stood over us while filled out the forms, we were exhausted and just not thinking clearly, so we spelled it the way it sounded. http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...ons/icon11.gif It wasn't until later that I realized it was "wrong". I think she's probably not going to like me one day....

We call her by her full first name all the time, but we call her by her middle name every so often, it just fits sometimes.


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