On page 16 of his book Long walk to freedom he writes: because the people at the school could not pronounce his Xhosa name his teacher, Mrs. Mdingane, gave him (and all the other children) a "white" name ie Nelson
Roald Dahl's first book for children was The Gremlins even though he did not think it was a book for children. His second book for children was James and the Giant Peach and his third was Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Lauren Branning, the fictional character in the BBC soap opera EastEnders is played by Madeline Duggan. Madeline (full name Madeline Elizabeth Duggan) was born on 28 June 1994 and is from from Bermondsey, South London.
Maddalena is an Italian equivalent of the English name "Madeline." The feminine proper noun in question originates in the Hebrew מגדל (migdal) for "tower." The pronunciation will be "MAD-da-LEY-na" in Italian.