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June 6th, 2011, 11:46 AM
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Regardless of how it's intended to be pronounced in English, the Madeline spelling will be pronounced Mad-uh-line to a great many Americans.

In an old house in Paris, that was covered with vines, lived twelve little girls in two straight lines. In two straight lines they broke their bread, and brushed their teeth, and went to bed. They smiled at the good, and frowned at the bad, and sometimes they were very sad. They left the house at half past nine, in two straight lines, in rain or shine. The smallest one- was Madeline.
So I would say that if you don't mind correcting people often, go with Madeline. If you don't want to correct people, go with Madelyn or Madelynn.
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