Originally Posted by acory23
I have a Madeline... I didnt know if it should be pronounced MAD-a-LINE or MAD-a-LYNN... so I called her Maddy until she decided on her own how to pronounce it. Thank god she chose MAD-A-LINE... because thats what I was going for. She was named after the little french story book character, Madeline.
This is funny to me because my friend's daughter is Madeline, pronounced Mad-a-LYNN. We were discussing the pronunciation of her name just a couple of weeks ago, and she mentioned that lots of people pronounce it Mad-a-LINE because of the French story book character, but that the French don't pronounce it that way!
As for Isla....I would look at it on paper and probably ask the person how it's pronounced, because I can honestly see it being said either way. Someone mentioned that EYE-la should be spelled "Ayla," but my son has a friend named Ayla and they pronounce it with a long "a" sound in the beginning....EH-la. Just like Kayla without the "K".
I have a weird name that is constantly misspelled and mispronounced, so I pay close attention to named that are different. I know it can be annoying correcting people all the time.