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Agatha Christie (1890-1976) was born Agatha May Clarissa Miller in Devon, England in 1890. She is better known as Dame Agatha Christie, an English crime fiction writer. She also wrote romances under the name Mary Westmacott.
Agatha was the true name of the Trunchbull in Matilda.
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Ágatha Ruiz de la Prada is a Spanish fashion designer.
I personally associate this name with the witch from the movie Double Double Toil and Trouble, in which the Olsen twins star, which results to me as not a pretty name.
Agatha Trunchbull is the headmistress in Roald Dahl's The Witches.
Agatha was the name of the youngest child of Mr. Brown in the 2005 movie Nanny Mcphee (a movie based on the novel Nurse Matilda by Christianna Brand). She was cute and spunky! =)
Saint Agatha of Sicily was young, beautiful and rich, lived a life consecrated to God. When Decius announced the edicts against Christians, the magistrate Quinctianus tried to profit by Agatha's sanctity; he planned to blackmail her into sex in exchange for not charging her. Handed over to a brothel, she refused to accept customers. After rejecting Quinctianus' advances, she was beaten, imprisoned, tortured, her breasts were crushed and cut off. She told the judge, "Cruel man, have you forgotten your mother and the breast that nourished you, that you dare to mutilate me this way?" One version has it that Saint Peter healed her. Imprisoned further, then rolled on live coals, she was near death when an earthquake stuck. In the destruction, the magistrate's friend was crushed, and the magistrate fled. Agatha thanked God for an end to her pain, and died.
Legend says that carrying her veil, taken from her tomb in Catania, in procession has averted eruptions of Mount Etna. Her intercession is reported to have saved Malta from Turkish invasion in 1551.
Agatha is my confirmation/saints name and despite people who now prefer 'Hollywood' type names, I have always found it inspires great strength of will, courage, independence and determination.
Agatha was the name of a character in Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein.
There was Agatha Cromwell from the Halloweentown movies, a good witch.
Agatha was the name of the old lady in the Elite Four in the original Pokemon games. She was a Ghost-type Trainer.
Lady Agatha Slade was a character in "The Making of a Marchioness" by Frances Hodgson Burnett (an author much better known for her delightful children's story, "The Secret Garden"). The character is an extraordinarily beautiful girl but also a sweet one. "Her nature is as lovely as her face," Emily Fox-Seaton says of her. Which goes to show, a name doesn't have to be pretty sounding to belong to a good person! This is also my mother's name so I'm disposed to like it. :)
Agatha Heterodyne is the main character of the webcomic Girl Genius.
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