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Subject: Quick name question please...
Author: Amphelise   (Authenticated as Chrisell)
Date: June 7, 2012 at 5:33:57 AM
The characters in my current YA fantasy WIP all have vaguely Italian or Anglicised-Italian names (kind of Shakespeare Italian, I guess). When browsing for names for a main-cast character I found Maddalena, and felt that Maddalen would suit her perfectly.

However, I'm afraid that if ever this book were to be published then discerning, YA-reading name nerds will roll their eyes and diss me for choosing something so similar to the ubiquitously popular Madeline / Madelyn.

What do you think? Am I being silly, or would Maddalen in a fantasy-Italianate novel irritate you?


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