So many people have seen Magdalena's name in writing, but they have never heard it being said. For this reason, I have decided to explain how to pronounce it. Of course, it is strange, but Noah and I wanted something unique. Also, we both speak Spanish and loved Mary Magdalene's name in Spanish....Magdalena.
So here it is .....
MAD - UH - LAY - NUH
Yes, the "g" is silent, and it is incorrect to pronounce it in a way that it sounds like Madeline. Notice that it is "lay" which means that it has a long "a", not a long "e".
Sorry folks...no nickname. Don't worry if you say it wrong! Just give it a try! You will not offend us by saying it wrong.
Have you ever seen the movie Anne of Green Gables? It is one of our favorites! When asked her name Anne always replies that it is "Anne with an E". She is proud of its uniqueness and so are we of our precious baby's name. Please forgive us for not accepting anything less! I know what you are thinking....and yes, .....we are SO those parents!! Hee hee!