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It sounds similar to (or identical to, probably, if you have a particular accent) "maudlin"--meaning excessively sentimental; weak and silly--and has "mad" in it, as in "insane" If you like a Madeline sort of name, just pick Madeline, so at least it won't end up tacky and dated.
-- greta-elisif  10/10/2009
I love this name! Its so old world celtic style. Im getting ready to name our baby this. Ill spell it differently but gotta keep the family name going! Madlyn is a beautiful name and it's not all used up in the states. Who cares how you spell it if its nice sounding name the go for it! Madlyn mae:) how come madilee or matlee isn't here?
-- JamesonQuinnOReilly  4/22/2013
Because 'madilee' and 'matlee' aren't real names, dear.
-- Anonymous User  7/2/2013
I love it, and I love the unique spelling. People are way too touchy with names that are quote-un-quote "Misspelled." You can't misspell names, in my opinion.
-- BehindTheNameFan  8/7/2013
Madlyn Davis, also known as "Red Hot Shakin' Davis", was an American classic blues singer active in the 1920's.
-- New_Chloe  7/28/2014
Parents-to-be, Listen up.

This is not a variant of Madeleine. It is a butchering of a beautiful, classic name.

If you name your sweet, beautiful, innocent, deserving-of-a-decent name baby girl Madalyn, Madalynn, Madolyn, Maddilyn, etc THEN YOU ARE DOING HER NO FAVOURS. It is a trashy name. She -- and you by extension -- will appear uneducated, thick and illiterate by using a cre8tivve spelling. Don't you want your daughter to get a decent job one day? A mortgage? Respect from others? Then smarten up, people.

The name is Madeline or Madeleine. Period. If you cannot understand this, if it is beyond your comprehension, if you MUST inflect naming abuse on your beautiful child, then please check out Madyysin, Neveah, Roxie and Tiffannee and leave this timeless, beautiful, classic name the heck alone. I am serious. Very serious. You are ruining a timeless classic. You are ruining it for everybody!

To educated, cultured and discerning people of taste: reclaim this name from the unknown, detritus-strewn trailer parks of North America! Use Madeleine or Madeline. Lets reclaim it, once and for all.

Innocent little Madeleines everywhere thank you.

This has been a public service announcement for the Madeleine Classic Naming Convention Preservation Society of North America (2015)
-- Anonymous User  3/7/2015
It's cute, makes me think of a sassy, temperamental woman. But that could be because of the word "mad."
-- silly_rabbit  10/8/2015

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