If we're looking at the character in context, the name was picked by her parents. I don't think parents look at a little baby and say, "Gee, someday she'll get mad all the time, what a pun." They pick your name when you're a few hours old; often they even had it picked long before then, so it can't have anything to do with personality. You don't have a personality when you're an infant.
Although I think Richard calls her Mads once or something, I don't think anyone actually mentions the idea, "Do they call you that because you're mad all the time?" I just don't remember anyone saying that.
The accountant would have called her by a nickname if he had become friends with her, which I think is what both of them said.
Post by haddie mayes on Sept 22, 2006 4:28:09 GMT -5
I think you`ll find that -that particular quote was from Eek A Spouse!. David said it to Maddie outside his office by the doors. The line prior to that was Maddie saying "What did you just call me" I have to say i like this episode quite alot - there were some really tender sweet moments in it.
Post by honeyblondenoggin on Apr 18, 2007 11:27:35 GMT -5
Diane ~ So THAT'S how they spelled Madolyn, I always wondered, as I have seen it spelled a bunch of different ways. I considered naming my daughter Madolyn, but I ended up not doing so because 1) I would have wanted to spell it the "Moonlighting" way and didn't know which was that was, and more importantly 2) two family members had girls right around when my daughter was born and beat me to it. A shame really, because between the three little girls, my kid is really the Maddie Hayes of the bunch, qute a door-slammer and everything! The other two babies named Maddie couldn't be less like the ML Maddie! Funny how many little girls right now are named Maddie. I wonder if that is a coinkydink?