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I'm named Amelia, and as much as it might be a "cute" name, I'd never give my kid this name. There are so many two year olds with this name now, it's crazy. The name itself might seem elegant, but as you get older, it is rather terrible. It's not easy to grow up being called Amelia Bedilia. It's also not easy to be asked every time you introduce yourself if you were named after Amelia Earheart. Some cute nick names are Mellie, and Amel, but that's about all you can be called.
The Crazy Namer  6/18/2018
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Hello, I'm an Amelia and have always hated my name. (This is just my experience but I think it may be helpful to listen to someone with the name). It may sound elegant, fancy, or unique but now it is very popular and all I can feel is sad for all the new kids stuck with the name Amelia. I've been called Mimi for most of my life and it's no better, but I haven't seen any other nicknames that are an improvement. I just think Amelia has felt awkward and chunky as a name. And being called Amelia Earhart or Amelia Bedilia was no picnic either. I do plan on changing my name in the future.
ameliaE  6/11/2018
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I hate it. It stinks. Just joking, it's a very pretty name given by god.
sasha.guyattelias  5/31/2018
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I love the name Amelia. I would definitely use it as my daughter's name but I would quite like it as Amelia-Jane.
― Anonymous User  4/4/2018
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All the so called history but still zero meaning given for the name Amelia. Anyone notice?
Patticakes  3/29/2018
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Amelia Minchin, Miss Minchin's sister, is a character in A Little Princess.
Kitandkat  3/24/2018
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This is my name and I pronounce it as uh-mee-lee-uh.
Noodlesrgreat  2/15/2018
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The Spanish pronunciation is also a-ME-lya. [noted -ed]
― Anonymous User  8/12/2017
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Amelia Heinle Luckinbill is an American actress best known for her roles in American soap operas. Amelia March Heinle was born in Phoenix, Arizona and has four younger siblings. She grew up in Arizona and moved to New Jersey with her family when she was 15 years old.
cutenose  4/21/2017
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This name is very common nowadays. Although, it's not too common yet where you can't give your child the name anymore. I can see why, it's very beautiful.
DundiculutNicholas  1/27/2017
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I prefer Amalia; just changing the one letter makes the name infinitely more pretty, original, and graceful than the boring Amelia.
RoseTintsMyWorld  5/10/2016
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I don't get why people like this name so much. This is my name and I wish I was never named like that. I almost fainted when I saw the ideas of Amelia being nicknamed Mia, Millie, or whatever else. I almost had my first nightmare after finding out that Amelia is a birth defect. This is terrible. Judge me all you want, people, but I really don't like this name. Emily or Amy, for instance, is a way nicer variety.
I got bullied at school because of this name. Amelia Bedelia - would you want to be called something like that? I'm sure not.
It sounds really old and weird. And I want to learn to fly a plane, but the thought of Amelia Earhard holds me.
I am a tomboy, and this name doesn't fit me at all. It's really girly - and it bugs me a lot. Saying this name had always felt weird. Just sharing my personal experiences.
I wish my parents never encountered that name and never named me that. I want to change it into something cool.
One last thing. When I hear the name "Amelia" I imagine an old, black-and-white picture of a young woman in one of those hhuge Victorian dresses, which makes me shiver.
Thanks.
― Anonymous User  1/13/2016
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Exactly. My friend is trying to change her name to Amelia but I hate the name I just don't want her to know.
14302  1/14/2016
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My name is Amelia, I'm most called Milly. I used to hate the name Amelia because I felt as if It was too 'posh' for me and a bit old. But I'm growing on it a bit.
Amelxia  11/17/2015
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My name is Amelia and when I was in grade school I went by Amelia. I use to think it was an old lady name but now that I have gotten older I actually kind of like the name. I go by Amie now only my mom calls me Amelia or when I go some where that they call you by your name and that is about it. My name isn't a family name I was named after one of my fathers ex-girlfriends.
acabral  9/7/2015
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I love this name. Amelia. Pretty, intelligent, classical. Amelia. The nicknames are beautiful... Emma, Millie... I was going to name my second daughter Amelia, if I ever had one. I did not. I love this name.
GigiGogo  8/3/2015
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I really can't get past the birth defect. Of all the names out there, why pick a birth defect?
― Anonymous User  7/31/2015
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Okay, you know what, I think I can get past the birth defect thing. I still think this name looks and sounds pretty. :)
― Anonymous User  6/10/2015
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Has nobody mentioned the sweet-natured Amelia Sedley in Thackerey's "Vanity Fair" yet?

Pretty enough name, but Emilia is less common and avoids the birth defect reference.
― Anonymous User  4/9/2015
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In Star Wars, Amelia was used as a pseudonym for Allana Solo, following her father Darth Caedus's death, in order to protect her from assassins. Amelia Solo was thought to be the adopted daughter of her grandparents Han and Leia Solo.

Also, in Harry Potter, the witch Amelia Bones was head of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement until she was killed by the warlord Tom Riddle.
Caedus  4/7/2015
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Uh-meal-yah=Amelia. It's pretty but I'm hearing many other pronunciations and it means work. That's not a lovely meaning. Also if you like Mia, just name her Mia. I don't know where Mia comes from out of this name. Lia, Amy, Mel, Elle, Ellie, Lee.
LV51sfan91  4/5/2015
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This name is a little old fashioned for me but I prefer it to Emilia.
namefan5000  12/29/2014
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Amelia Dyer, a prolific serial-killer who murdered infants in her care in Victorian England.
― Anonymous User  12/28/2014
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We are from Belgium and named our daughter Amelia after Amelia Earhart, the first female to fly across the Atlantic. We were looking for a classy and elegant, timeless name yet not overly used, which can be pronounced in many languages and has a nice meaning and some nice role models. We only found out about the birth defect after we picked the name, I doubted a bit but hardly anyone knows it, so we were ok with that. The French variant Amélie is quite popular but Amelia is rather rare.
lobstof  10/6/2014
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Not bad, but it reminds me of oatmeal, which I don't care for. Also, there was a movie called "Something About Amelia" about a girl who was experiencing incest at home.
― Anonymous User  8/24/2014
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Amelia Warner, an English actress.
― Anonymous User  8/15/2014
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Oh, gosh! D: After discovering there's a BIRTH DEFECT called "Amelia" it's really hard for me to think of this name the same way I had before! X__x.
― Anonymous User  8/15/2014
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Amelia Lily Oliver is an English pop singer who finished third in the eighth series of The X Factor in 2011.
― Anonymous User  7/3/2014
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A wonderful, beautiful name. A possible nickname could be 'Melia', though I personally think nicknames are unnecessary for this name. :)
― Anonymous User  7/3/2014
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Amelia "Amy" Pond is/was a major character on Doctor Who, and it's probably because of her that the name is now so popular in the UK. Just like how Jacob and Isabella became top names in the US because of Twilight.
JustAnotherFangirl  6/15/2014
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Polish pronunciation is the same as Italian: ah-ME-lyah.
szarakowo  6/13/2014
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My name is Amelia! I do not have a nickname. Well, my sisters call me Mimi, but only because they could not say it right when they were little. Now everyone calls me Amelia. I think it fits me PERFECT. People pronounce all different ways, I don't care, it sounds good any way. Although the people that say A-mil-ea spell it that way. Sometimes my name is either way, it comes out differently, depending on who the person is. My mom named me that because she thought it was pretty and because when she coached soccer, there was a little girl named Amelia who was the sweetest, and smartest, person she ever met she said. She also said I am sweet and super smart kinda like her. And my middle name is Marie. Pronounced Ma-Ree. My mom is Denise Marie. Isn't Amelia Marie Pretty? If I was a boy I would have been named Robert Micheal. I would have been called Micheal because my dad's name is Robert. I like the name Micheal. And Robert. But I love my own name and think it is very pretty. If I had to choose a nickname for it, I would choose Mia. I can be like either one, they both fit me. And I am not kidding when I say I am smart, I am in gifted not to brag. So I am called Amelia most of the time, almost all the time. But I usaully have to say my name over when people ask me since I talk fast and clear, they think It was Emily or something, but I don't care they say Amelia is pretty. I like it.
spellwave  9/15/2013
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It's okay, although its very trendy right now. I'd say if you like Amelia but are worried its too common, try Amalia instead :)
Oohvintage  5/27/2013
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This name is so pretty, I love it :) but my cousin is Emilia (which I prefer slightly) so id never use it. However, although this name was used a long time ago, I wouldn't call it old fashioned because its more popular now than it has ever been. Probably because its being used so much by the parents who are trying to be all "vintage" by using names like Grace, Amelia, and Lillian. But those names are gaining extreme popularity now, so i'd say maybe use pretty, old fashioned names that aren't overused, like Marie or florence :)
― Anonymous User  3/9/2013
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Maria Amelia (1831-1853) was the daughter of King Pedro IV of Portugal and his second wife Amelie.
CarolinW  7/18/2012
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In 2010 the new companion on Doctor Who became 'Amelia Pond'(the girl who waited), also known as Amy. Played by actress Karen Gillian. The Doctor also takes note that it's a great name because it sounds 'like a fairytale'.
hoppbird  3/12/2012
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A nice old-fashioned girls name that is making a revival, I like it.
Amanda_M87  2/24/2012
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This name is so beautiful and perfect. I love this name it is elegant and grown up sounding but also it could be adorable for a little girl. I would totally use this name for my daughter.
AwAriDoll  2/16/2012
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Amelia "Amy" Bruckner is an American actress.
― Anonymous User  12/12/2011
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The Italian pronunciation is ah-ME-lyah. [noted -ed]
presentperfect  9/12/2011
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I LOVE the name Amelia. I think it's adorable, elegant, and sophisticated. I have it on my list as Amelia Celeste. (: Some cute nicknames are Mia, Lia, Millie, and Mills. I hate the nickname "Amy" though. I think Amy is boring and dated.
LittleSamGirl  8/30/2011
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Amelia Vega (1984-), Dominican model and Miss Universe 2003.
CarolinW  1/6/2011
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Princess Amelia of Great Britain (1711-1786), daughter of George II.
CarolinW  1/6/2011
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I don't why but I just don't like this name... maybe because it's too common.
starz26  1/4/2011
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This name is also used in Poland. (Or rather abused, really. Call "Amelia" at a Polish playground and half of the girls will turn their heads, then call "Oliwia" and there are hardly any girls left.) [noted -ed]
Chwala  12/30/2010
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I prefer Amalia.
Dawson  12/15/2010
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I think it's a nice name, but it's actually quite unpopular here. I only know one girl called Amelia, and she goes by Amy. She thinks it's too "fairytale-ish".
rachypiesheepbaa  11/2/2010
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Beautiful and uncommon. I adore the Princess Diaries connection.
DaphneSusan  10/14/2010
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Amelia Brightman (b. 1979) is a British singer. She's Sarah Brightman's younger sister.
Caprice  10/12/2010
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This name is definitely becoming popular. It's very nice, though.
Chrila96  10/3/2010
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Although I like 'a-MEE-lee-a' better, if I ever named my daughter Amelia, I would pronounce it 'a-meh-LEE-a' simply because the first pronunciation is way too common now. However, a girl at my school named Amelia, pronounced the second way, always has to correct people, so it may not be the most convenient.
― Anonymous User  9/7/2010
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I prefer AMÉLIE.
― Anonymous User  7/8/2010
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This is my name and my family and I pronounce it as 'ah MILL ya'. My nickname is Mae (may) because when I was learning how to talk I couldn't pronounce Amelia very well and said Mae Mae instead.
amebell  4/6/2010
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A fictional bearer of this name is Amelia Pond, which is the red-haired companion of the 11th Doctor in Doctor Who, who goes by the nickname Amy. Personally, I like Amelia, I by far prefer it to the more plain Amy. :)
walesgal92  4/3/2010
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I think this name is pretty but not amazing. Since I read the book "Our Only May Amelia" I thought that May Amelia was one of the best combinations ever and thought differently of the name.
Milena Scialfa  10/18/2009
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I find it interesting that in the magazine Parents, Amelia is predicted to be in the top 10 names in popularity by 2019. I don't know if I see that, or I hope not but interesting nonetheless.

They also had Violet, Lila, Piper listed for girls. (That's all I remember right now.)
mom2zeke  9/24/2009
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Most beautiful name for a girl. Wow. It is amazing. I love the way it sounds.
this name delivers beauty and grace.
italiannames  8/12/2009
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Amelia was the name of Lara Croft's mother in the Tomb Raider games. After finding a sword in a temple in Nepal, Amelia grabs it and disappears. Years later, Lara finds her as a thrall in Helheim.
bananarama  8/6/2009
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The first time I heard this name on a real person I liked it. It gives a warm and friendly feeling yet not too overly familiar. I grew to LOVE the name over time. We named our new little daughter this. She is just as sweet and gentle and happy as her name sounds. We like Millie for a nickname though I love the name Amelia so much I will probably always call her her given name. I have gotten a lot of compliments on her name as well. And once in awhile I can tell it's not an instant hit with a person:) Oh well to have a name that is beautiful but still somewhat unique not everyone should fall head over heals for it.
mom2zeke  5/30/2009
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Amelia is a beautiful name, I love it, it is as sweet as a flower.
Gods.daughter  5/13/2009
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My name is Amelia and I don't really like it when people call me Amelia Bedelia. It's SUPER annoying! Also, I have people call me Amy because of that. So overall I don't like the name Amelia, I wish it was legal to change names.
X_XemogurlX_X  5/5/2009
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Amelia Tan is Destroyx's (of the band Angelspit) real name.
Kerules  4/10/2009
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It's also Polish variant, and it's pronunciation is
a-MEH-lee-a.
Sharp92  4/6/2009
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I'm an Amelia, called Millie. Millie has seen me through my childhood and I know Amelia can see me through adulthood. I've known many Amelias, mostly within five years of me (born 1990), but just about all have had a different nickname. In Australia it seems it was one of the leading names of the classic resurgence of the 90s, along with Charlotte.
― Anonymous User  2/13/2009
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This is a Polish variant, too.
― Anonymous User  1/5/2009
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Amelia Atwater-Rhodes, American fiction writer, wrote her first short novel "In the Forests of the Night" when she was thirteen. Predominantly write about vampires and the supernatural.
― Anonymous User  12/31/2008
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This is the name on my birth certificate, but I've been called Amy since practically the moment I was born. I don't really like the name that much for me, but I think it's pretty in general. I hate that there are nicknames like "Milly" derived from it, too, I'm so glad my parents nicknamed me Amy.
horsehealeramy  12/20/2008
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I think this is a very nice name. A few years ago, I jokingly told someone that my full name was Amelia and that Amy was my nickname. They believed me and now many people call me Amelia even though it's not my name. They don't believe that my real name is just Amy.
― Anonymous User  11/11/2008
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I really like names that're unique without being too odd. Amelia is just a lovely name all around. It is quite feminine without overdoing the girlyness. It has a subtle beauty with a hint of intrigue as well.
mom2zeke  11/1/2008
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While it's not as pretty to me as the variant Emilia, I still like this name. It sounds girly in a good way.
bpheit  9/7/2008
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Amelia Bones is a character in J.K. Rowling's famous Harry Potter series. She is the aunt of Susan Bones and works for the Ministry of Magic.
MaggAims2Live  8/19/2008
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Amelia is a very pretty name as told to me by many people. I prefer the name Mia but yet, no one catches on. Oh and by the way, that comment about losing limbs is absolutely rude and obnoxious. Keep those things to yourself please! :)
glittermylife2008  7/29/2008
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Amelia is a Latin rooted name. Amelia is common in Spain due to the Latin roots. (PURE) is the meaning of the name. Pronounced Amai-lya, the A is of the vowel sound of a short O like in the word fall. Italy and Portugal is also common since the like countries all have Latin roots.
Molina  6/8/2008
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This is a horrible name. For three reasons:
1. Birth Defect
2. Amelia Bedila
3. It sounds like an obese child: "A meal-ya!"
― Anonymous User  6/6/2008
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My, what a hideous name! It would be even more ridiculous if somebody named Emily (even for their middle name) called their child Amelia. It is so horrible, I think, because of the word meal being in it.
chrissiali  3/2/2008
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I really, really, really like this name. I don't know why I like it because I hate Emily and Emma.
jasmineenimsaj  3/1/2008
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Pronounced Ah-meh-lee-ah in Spanish and Portuguese.
― Anonymous User  2/25/2008
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Amelia Jean was the name of a little girl in the movie Split Infinity.
― Anonymous User  1/5/2008
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I always remember the Amelia Jane books by Enid Blyton when I see this name, and when I was kid and I read those books I used to despise it, but now it's really grown on me a lot and I love it. It's classy and elegant; a name that would age well and yet still sound pretty enough for a little girl. An all round perfect name!
Laurisgirl  1/2/2008
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Czech actress Lucie Zedníčková & Vítek Pokorný have a daughter Amelia Pokorná, born at 2004, she weighed 3 kg and 50 cm.
Czech Ski Acrobat Aleš Valenta & Elen Černá have a daughter Amelia Valentová, born at 2004, she weighed 3,3 kg and 49 cm.
Maggie_Simpson  10/8/2007
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Amelia Sachs is a character in the Lincoln Rhyme book serias by Jeffery Deaver (i.e. The Bone Collector, The 12th Card, The Empty Chair, The Vanished Man, Cold Moon, et cetera.)
sharonrenee  8/31/2007
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I like this name, it is sweet and it will never go out of style. I really like the nicknames Mia, Lia, and Amy. I like the combination of Amelia May or Amelia Margorie. I always picture a sweet, shy girl whom everyone loves. It is such a classic name and something everyone says is so pretty.
blackitten14  8/6/2007
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What a pretty name!
rayne_is_lola  7/22/2007
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Pronounced as "Ah-mu-lya".
Janika  7/4/2007
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It´s also the Czech and Slovak form.
Karcoolka  7/4/2007
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I really like the sound of it, but I cannot shake the idea of Amelia Bedelia, the birth defect and meal worms (sp?). I wish I could because, save those associations, it's a really nice name.
nothingshortoftragic  6/21/2007
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Pronounced as "AH-MEH-lya".
Nicknames: Amelka, Mel, Mia, Amelinka, Lia.
Maggie_Simpson  6/16/2007
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Amelia Wil Tesla Seiruun is a character from the Slayers Japanese cartoon series.
Foof  6/8/2007
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The feline captin in Treasure Planet was Captain Amelia.
DontDissMadison  5/10/2007
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This form was first used in Henry Fielding's novel of the name; it is either a variation of Amalia or Emilia.
― Anonymous User  4/23/2007
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Pronounced as "Ah-mah-lia".
Karcoolka  4/16/2007
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I think it is a pretty name.
elysa  3/14/2007
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This is my name, I love it and always have. It has always set me apart. I have never met another Amelia, and I love that! (though I don't like how popular it is becoming) It was one of the best things my parents ever did for me. Its origin is German and it means industrious.
millym  2/25/2007
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Who cares if it's a birth defect? No one really thinks about that when someone says their name is Amelia or something. Amelia is a gentle sounding name, and definitely feminime. It's unfortunate that the name is so popular nowadays. I know five Amelias under 11.
7up  1/2/2007
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This is my baby daughter's name. We call her "Milly" most of the time. We really love it, and it's a name that has a lot of nickname options: Milly/Millie, Mia, Lia, Milla, etc.
my2miracles  12/19/2006
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It's pretty, but it's also the name of a birth defect in which one or more of the limbs are missing at birth.
demoiselle  9/25/2006
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Listen to the German pronunciation of Amelia here:
http://www.nordicnames.de/Aussprache.html.
_satu_  9/3/2006
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Nicknames could be Amy, Milly, Lia or Mia.
― Anonymous User  8/28/2006
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The name Amelia is the first name of a character named Amelia Donaghy in a movie called The Bone Collector (who was portrayed by Angelina Jolie), she was a patrol cop.
MundialNina93  8/21/2006
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Ameliorer is a French verb meaning "to improve".
― Anonymous User  8/11/2006
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The Amelia Islands are a cluster of islands in America.
― Anonymous User  8/10/2006
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This is my name, and although I used to not like it I now think it is quite classy and mature, which I like. I don't like how it is becoming so popular though, it should be kept unique!
― Anonymous User  8/9/2006
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This is my name and I love it. It's NOT common, it's NOT bland, and it's original enough to be special but heard enough to not be freakish. Amelias also the name of that vampire chick on Underworld. Even though I hate that movie vampires are cool.
― Anonymous User  8/8/2006
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What kind of a name is Amelia, seriouly I think it's just so blah and outdated it sounds like somthing from the 1800s. Please just let this one die.
blu  7/30/2006
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I love this name--it's mine. Seems that it's always been classic, but never overly trendy, and I hope it stays that way. Lone_dreamer's comment about the missing limbs makes it even cooler, somehow. And if anybody was thinking of naming their daughter after Amelia Bedelia--please don't! At least when people ask me if that's where I got my name, I can roll my eyes and say "No way." I would hate admitting to something like that, or having to lie about it.
Belldandy  7/29/2006
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Amelia, or Mia, is the main character in Meg Cabot's The Princess Diaries.
Tudor  6/14/2006
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I love the name Amelia, my favourite name at the moment besides my kids' names. To me, an Amelia would be an adorably sweet girl, very caring but a little shy. The name is beautiful.
Lola Bug  6/9/2006
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I love my name because it's unique, unlike those overused names! And it fits me.
Miamaya  5/23/2006
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Amelia is a name that I think grows on me. I don't know of anyone personally with this name. It doesn't seem to go out of fashion with the passage of time like some names do.
― Anonymous User  4/25/2006
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My sister's name is Amelia, and I really like it. She goes by Mia most of the time. Some people pronounce it Uh-meal-ee-a (really Texan), and other people pronounce it Uh-meal-ya. I like Mia way better than just Amelia though. It's very unique.
― Anonymous User  3/4/2006
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Amelia is my name, I used to hate it, but now I love it. I like being called Mia by my friends and family. I know 2 other Amelia's! And by the way you pronounce it A-Meal-e-uh!
Miamaya  3/2/2006
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"Amelia" is also the name of a birth defect most commonly associated with the drug thalidomide. It is marked by the absence of limbs.
lone_dreamer  2/1/2006
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My sister's name is Amelia. It's unique in a way. I think it would sound more classy if it wasn't so popular nowadays.
ender  1/23/2006
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Amelia Earheart was a famous bearer of this name. Also, among teens, the main character of the 'Princess Diaries' series by Meg Cabot is Mia Thermopolis, born as Amelia.
fawkes100  12/25/2005
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Amelia is the birth name of actress Minnie Driver.
― Anonymous User  12/20/2005
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I always loved Peggy Parish's "Amelia Bedelia". She's a riot!
anthelga333  12/13/2005
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This is my name. I think it is a beautiful, unique name. I do not know anyone else with this name, personally.
millyb  11/29/2005
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The name is pronounced Ah-Me-Lee-A. It is also the name of a character in Vanity Fair.
Amelia101  7/29/2005
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I'm sorry but I really, really don't like this name. I don't like how popular it is today.
AndrewJKD  7/14/2005
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Amelia is a very elegant and classy name.
Tbird  6/23/2005
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Common nicknames of Amelia include Mia, Milly/Millie, Mils and Mila.
nafer1  5/18/2005
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I pronounce Amelia as "ah-MAY-lya".
gaelruadh19  5/8/2005
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Young adult writer Amelia Atwater-Rhodes bears this name.
ravensshadow  3/4/2005
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An ancient Greek name, Amelia (f), Amelios or Amelias (m). A famous bearer of the name was the philosopher Amelios, student of Plotinos.
Damis  3/3/2005

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