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November 29th, 2008, 06:49 AM
::er!ca::'s Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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Gender: Feminine
Usage: English, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, German
Pronounced: ə-MEE-lee-ə (English), ə-MEEL-yə (English), ah-ME-lee-ah (German)
Variant of AMALIA, though it is sometimes confused with EMILIA, which has a different origin. The name became popular in England after the German House of Hanover came to the British throne in the 18th century - it was borne by daughters of George II and George III. Another famous bearer was Amelia Earhart (1897-1937), the first woman to make a solo flight over the Atlantic Ocean.

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November 29th, 2008, 07:07 AM
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Love it! But I am afraid it's becoming quite popular, and that's no good. At this point I'd probably consider it for a middle name.
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November 29th, 2008, 07:17 AM
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it's very old fashioned but I have already heard a lot of young girls with that name and one of them goes by "mia" which is cute
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November 29th, 2008, 07:19 AM
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Alright, but we used to have a parrot name Amelie so it's too close for me.
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November 29th, 2008, 08:14 AM
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I'm not a fan. To preppy sounding, if that makes sense.

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November 29th, 2008, 10:43 AM
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Gorgeous- one of my favorite female names.
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November 29th, 2008, 01:33 PM
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I used to love it but not anymore. It's the name of a condition/syndrome that my Angel son had. It causes the complete absence of limbs. In his case, all four. And other defects. Tetra-Amelia syndrome Or Congenital Amelia.

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Owen Markus James born October 21st 2009 - 10lbs
Forever loving & Missing ~Damian~ born into heaven August 13th 2008
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November 29th, 2008, 06:17 PM
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I think it's pretty but getting pretty common
Carly and Phil, proud parents of:
Alaina Rhoslyn {2.15.07}, Natalia Lorraine and Georgia Carol {7.31.08}, Penelope Julia {8.25.10} and
our newest addition Benjamin Philip {8.06.11}

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November 29th, 2008, 09:16 PM
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I used to really dislike it because it reminded me too much of the children book series "Amelia Bedelia"... but now I am really starting to like it because the association isn't as strong. It's a really pretty name and I love the nickname "Mia".

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November 29th, 2008, 11:27 PM
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November 30th, 2008, 12:05 AM
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I love it! And the Amelia Bedelia books connection is a positive thing for me-- I loved those as a kid! I just wish it wasn't getting so popular
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