Kate McCann, "The Mirror", August 13, 2007:
(...)"Kate even joked that Madeleine is probably giving her kidnapper a taste of her forceful character. She said: "Madeleine is such a sociable child, so funny and engaging. She has a lot of personality. Her name actually means 'tower of strength'. She hated it when we called her Maddie. She'd say 'My name is Madeleine' with an indignant look." (...)
The Press Association, August 6, 2008
Private detectives for Kate and Gerry McCann are pursuing a report that a little girl calling herself "Maddy" was seen in Holland just after their daughter Madeleine vanished (...) The Dutch sighting was perhaps the most promising of the lines of inquiry that emerged on Tuesday (...) Shop assistant Anna Stam, 41, said she spoke to a little girl aged three or four in Amsterdam who said her name was "Maddy" and replied to a question about her mother: "They took me from my holiday."