Madelein Eirwen is a penname - it's not even similar to my real name. There are a few reasons why I picked this pseudonym:
1) The initials spell out "ME," which I thought was perfect... dorky? Why yes I am!
2) I like madeleines. They're delicious. And they're cute. But mostly they're delicious.
3) "Eirwen" means "snow white" - I'm pale and allergic to apples so some people make fun of me by calling me snow white. as in "haha, we're having delicious apples with chocolate fondue and you can't have any cuz you'll die if you eat apples"
4) I play around with songwriting. Keeping writing and music separate seemed like a good idea.